Assisted Living Housing for the Elderly

Assisted Living Housing for the Elderly

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Winner of the 1994 Progressive Architecture Award for Architectural Research qVictor Regniers work is one of the few significant additions to the research on one of the most important architectural challenges facing the design professions today: how to design supportive and attractive environments for our nations rapidly-growing, aged population. His research and writing challenge the profession to reconceive these environments as enriched housing rather than health care institutions.q Bradford Perkins, FAIA Partner, Perkins-Eastman and Partners qVictor Regniers new book should be read both for its approach to using environment-behavior research and for the lessons it has to offer about assisted living. The book is itself a prototype of inquiring process and design content. Its vivid examples and careful analysis significantly improve our understanding of the cross-cultural principals of prototype buildings.q John Zeisel, Ph.D Author, Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-behavior Research. qAs the nation moves towards the development of a comprehensive health care system, it is clear that a major component of the plan will be alternatives to institutionalization. Victor Regniers exemplary book clearly and cogently discusses the newest, most exciting, and most promising of these alternative housing/health care arrangementsassisted living. For such a new concept to receive detailed attention from such a seasoned researcher is fortunate indeed. It is must reading for professional and consumer alike.q Paul A. Kerschner, Ph.D. Executive Director The Gerontological Society of AmericaFIGURE 4.22 The group home movement for dementia victims in Sweden centers around the therapeutic philosophy of normal daily activities. Residents are encouraged to help prepare meals, set the table, bus dishes, or help serve dinner . Laundry, gardening, and trips to the grocery store are also used as shared therapeutic activities. larger single-family houses and apartments have also been remodeled for this purpose. However, accessibility problems caused by narrow doors andanbsp;...

Title:Assisted Living Housing for the Elderly
Author: Victor Regnier
Publisher:Van Nostrand Reinhold Company - 1994

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