Architecture/Interior Design An in-depth look at the most innovative aged care facilitiestoday With the world's population aging at a rapid pace, there is agrowing need for new ways to provide residential care for olderpeople. Design for Aging explores some of the mostsuccessful examples of elderly housing today, focusing onintegrating architectural considerations within an unwaveringpeople-driven approach. Written by an international team of expertsin aged care design, the book brings together twenty-six casestudies from around the world, including Australia, Denmark,England, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. Theauthors describe how each scheme has succeeded in addressing theneeds of its residents regardless of wide variations in design,geography, cultural factors, medical needs, capital cost, and otherfactors. Clear, well-documented information for each facilityincludes: Building descriptions and project data, and how the overalldesign fits within a geographical location The type of community, including number of residents, ethnicity,and specific conditions such as dementia How to apply universal design principles in different political,social, and regulatory contexts How to create a sense of belonging and well-being for residentswhile building strong connections with the community at large What makes a facility able to attract and retain high-qualitycaregivers Environmental sustainability issues, plus indoor and outdoorspaces Architects and interior designers as well as facility owners andcaregivers will find Design for Aging an inspiring andpractical guide on how to navigate the many factors involved increating good designs for aged care environments.
Author : Jeffrey W. Anderzhon Release : 2012-03-05 Publisher : John Wiley & Sons ISBN : 1118179781 File Size : 42.73 MB Format : PDF, Docs Download : 686 Read : 977