Assisted Living for the Aged and Frail: Innovations in Design, Management, and Financing

Assisted Living for the Aged and Frail: Innovations in Design, Management, and Financing

by Victor Regnier, Jennifer Hamilton, Suzie Yatabe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231082762

ISBN-13: 9780231082761

Pub. Date: 06/08/1995

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Assisted living is a residential housing and service alternative designed to augment and, in some cases, replace the traditional nursing home. It is a housing choice that offers greater independence, autonomy, and privacy to the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population - older, mentally and physically frail adults. As an alternative to institutionalization,…  See more details below

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Assisted living is a residential housing and service alternative designed to augment and, in some cases, replace the traditional nursing home. It is a housing choice that offers greater independence, autonomy, and privacy to the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population - older, mentally and physically frail adults. As an alternative to institutionalization, assisted living provides those who need personal care assistance to carry out activities of daily living with a longterm care choice that nurtures an independent lifestyle. This much-needed book bases its recommendations on the analysis of hundreds of projects from the United States and Europe. It provides professionals, policymakers, educators, and students with an introduction to this innovative housing type, and offers ideas on how housing design can enhance the quality of life. Victor Regnier, an expert on architecture and gerontology, covers the spectrum of issues surrounding assisted living. He outlines approaches to creative management and service provision, and suggests financing strategies that reduce the cost of housing. Assisted Living for the Aged and Frail offers new hope for the aging, and will be of value to architects, housing sponsors, gerontologists, housing advocates, service providers, regulators, manager, and investors. Combining theory with practical suggestions, the book offers the most comprehensive study available on important emerging housing option for older frail people.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231082761
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/08/1995
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Defining Assisted Living1
2Developing the Project Concept27
3Designing the Physical Environment46
4Managing a Therapeutic Environment92
5Financing Construction and Ongoing Operations138
6Seven Case Studies167
7Design, Management, and Financing Directives217
References253
Index259

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