Activities Audits

    How Person-centred and Effective are Activities in your Care Centre?

    Find out with our 1-day Activities Audit Service

    Go further, with our 2-day service, and be supported to develop your own Action Plan that builds on your strengths and addresses any gaps.

    This service:
    • Assesses a centre’s activities against National Residential Care Standards and international best practice.
    • Involves a detailed site visit day during which there is a review of how dementia-friendly the physical and social care environments are, if/how care planning tools are used to support meaningful individualised activities for all residents, and through interviews with residents, staff and relatives, how well residents are supported to live full lives.
    • Delivers a comprehensive Activities Audit Report, with a detailed set of findings and recommendations that highlight strengths and areas for improvement.
    • (2-day Service only) A sub-group of staff develop an Activities Action Plan, with actions and timelines, for the centre at a practice-development based workshop. Staff write their plan in collaboration with key stakeholders.


    “It’s made us look at people in a more individual way. It also makes it easier to apply for funding for the Activities Co-ordinator we need.”

    Annette O’Higgins, Assistant Director of Nursing, Dalkey Community Unit, Co Dublin.

    Book your Activities Audit here

    For further information on our Activities Audit service, call our training team at 01 260 8138.

    1-day Activities Audit
    Includes on-site visit by a Sonas apc assessor and comprehensive audit report.Cost: €950 + travel expenses of assessor (mileage or transport costs, and accommodation where applicable)
    2-day Activities Audit
    In addition to the audit day and report, involves an Action Planning Day with care centre staff.Cost: €1,500 + travel expenses of assessor (mileage or transport costs, and accommodation where applicable).

    Sonas Registered Centres (SRCs) may avail of a 10% discount on the activities audit and all of our training events.