Design for Assisted Living: Guidelines for Housing the Physically and Mentally Frail / Edition 1

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Destined to become the defining work on the subject, this timely reference addresses the single fastest growing segment of the senior living industry — assisted living for those who are unable to live independently but who do not need intensive nursing home care, meals, housekeeping, or twenty-four hour access to medical assistance. Victor Regnier's visually rich guide includes dozens of design solutions from successful assisted living facilities along with fifteen case studies from the U.S. and Europe. The book also covers recent developments in the industry including major changes in financing, growth of dementia, and interest in aging-in-place. All in all, this is the most comprehensive guide to assisted living design that you'll find in any single volume.

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"...a richly illustrated, indispensable resource for architects,planners, interior designers, landscape architects, and housingproviders..." (Design Research News, April 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471351825
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 937,175
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Regnier, FAIA, is an architect, gerontologist, and one of the world's leading authorities on the design of housing for older people. He holds a professorship between the USC School of Architecture and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. A former European Fulbright Scholar, his research and design efforts have garnered awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Progressive Architecture, and the Gerontological Society. The author of five books and research monographs, he has also consulted on over 250 building projects in twenty-eight states, Canada, England, and Germany.

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Table of Contents




What is Assisted Living?

Benchmarking Assisted Living Buildings and Residents.

Defining Conceptual Frameworks for Assisted Living Environments andServices.


Neighborhood and Site Issues.

The Outdoor Landscape.

Refining Design Attributes.

Stimulating Social Interaction.

Extending Independence.

Stimulating the Senses.

Creating Affect.

Planning the Dwelling Unit.

Engaging the Staff.

Designing for Dementia.


Humanitas Bergweg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Wilhelmiina, Helsinki, Finland.

Goddard House, Brookline, MA.

Gyngemosegard, Herlev, Denmark.

Sunrise of Mission Viejo, CA.

Sunrise of Bellevue, WA.

Crown Cove, Corona Del Mar, CA.

Sunrise of Richmond, VA.

Copper Ridge, Sykesville, MD.

Virranranta, Kiruvesi, Finland.

Harbor House, Greendale, WI.

Ros Anders Gard, Vesterhaninge, Sweden.

Humlehusene, Albertslund, Denmark.

Postiljonen. Holliviken, Sweden.

Metsatahti, Hankasalmi, Finland.


Lessons Learned from Northern European Visits.

Other Lessons from Each Individual Country.

Twenty Most Important Design Issues and Considerations.

Thirty Future Trends.

Concluding Issues.

Appendix A: Noteworthy Buildings.

Appendix B: Additional Important Buildings.

Appendix C: Glossary of Housing Terms.



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