Assisted Living Housing for the Elderly: Design Innovations from the United States and Europe

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The pressing social issue of housing for the elderly is thoroughly explored here, from the broad issues of social policy and landuse planning to individual details of management and room layout. The emphasis throughout is on independence, comfort, and well-being, with advice on such services as bathing, grooming, and dressing.
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Overview

The pressing social issue of housing for the elderly is thoroughly explored here, from the broad issues of social policy and landuse planning to individual details of management and room layout. The emphasis throughout is on independence, comfort, and well-being, with advice on such services as bathing, grooming, and dressing.
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Focuses on the physical environment of housing for mentally and physically frail older people who need help to maintain their independence. Stresses the relationship between design and the therapeutic milieu. Innovative examples, most from Europe where they do it better, are described and illustrated with photographs and drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471284239
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 8.69 (w) x 11.19 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Precedents, Models, and Past Experience 1
Ch. 2 The Purpose of and Problems with Housing for the Frail 13
Ch. 3 Definitions and Principles 39
Ch. 4 Enrichment Possibilities 50
Ch. 5 Ten Case Studies 123
Ch. 6 Conclusions 180
Appendix A: Noteworthy Projects 190
Appendix B: Glossary of Housing Type Definitions 202
Bibliography 204
Index 209
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