Aging, Autonomy and Architecture: Advances in Assisted Living / Edition 1

Aging, Autonomy and Architecture: Advances in Assisted Living / Edition 1

by Benyamin Schwarz, Ruth (Eds.) Brent
     
 

Leading researchers and practitioners in the field of assisted living examine various aspects and function of assisted living facilities. Concentrating on those characteristics that foster autonomy, the contributors offer case examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

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Leading researchers and practitioners in the field of assisted living examine various aspects and function of assisted living facilities. Concentrating on those characteristics that foster autonomy, the contributors offer case examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801860331
Publisher:
Hopkins Fulfillment Services
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Benyamin Schwarz is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Design at University of Missouri-Columbia. Ruth Brent is a professor and the chair of the Department of Environmental Design at University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Pt. IIdealism and Realism
Ch. 1The Definition and Evolution of Assisted Living within a Changing System of Long-Term Care3
Ch. 2Assisted Living: The Current State of Affairs21
Ch. 3The Promise of Assisted Living as a Shelter and Care Alternative for Frail American Elders: A Cautionary Essay32
Pt. IIAttributes of Place and Behaviors of People
Ch. 4Gerontopia: A Place to Grow Old and Die63
Ch. 5Personal Rituals: Identity, Attachment to Place, and Community Solidarity81
Ch. 6Integrating Cultural Heritage into Assisted-Living Environments90
Ch. 7Life-Quality Alzheimer Care in Assisted Living110
Ch. 8Models for Environmental Assessment130
Pt. IIIThe Provision and Consumption of Care
Ch. 9Dementia Care in Assisted Living: A Case Study of Copper Ridge143
Ch. 10Primary Care in Assisted Living: A Geriatrician's Perspective156
Ch. 11"I Live Here, but It's Not My Home": Residents' Experiences in Assisted Living166
Pt. IVDesign: Who Cares?
Ch. 12Assisted Living: An Evolving Place Type185
Ch. 13Communicating Homeyness from the Outside: Elderly People's Perceptions of Assisted Living207
Ch. 14Designing to Meet the Needs of People with Alzheimer's Disease229
Ch. 15Place Makes a Difference: A Case Study in Assisted Living262
Ch. 16Hospice: A Case Study Making a Difference278
Epilogue: Emerging Themes, Further Reflections291
Index307

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