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Table Of Contents

Australian Schemes
Geographics
Vernacular Design
Care
Philosophy of Care
Community and Belonging
Innovation
Neighborhood Integration
Community Involvement
Staff and Volunteers
Human Resources
Environmental Sustainability
Outdoor Living
Garden
Japanese Schemes
Swedish Schemes
Danish Schemes
The Netherlands Schemes
United Kingdom Schemes
Environment Sustainability
United States Schemes
Conclusions
Definitions
Index
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Design for Aging: International Case Studies of Building and Program

Design for Aging: International Case Studies of Building and Program

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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.

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.

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