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Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population

Redefining Assisted Living for the Mentally and Physically Frail

Regnier, Victor


1. Auflage Oktober 2018
336 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-18003-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Chapter 1: What Do Older People Want?

Chapter 2: What are the Aging Changes that Affect Independence?

Chapter 3: Demographics and Living Arrangements

Chapter 4: How is Long Term Care Defined? What Are the Choices?

Chapter 5: Concepts and Objectives for Housing the Frail

Chapter 6: 25 Design Ideas and Concepts that Can Make A Difference

Chapter 7: 15 Care Giving and Management Practices that Avoid An Institutional Lifestyle

Chapter 8: 21 Building Case Studies

Chapter 9: Programs that Encourage Staying at Home with Service Assistance

Chapter 10: Therapeutic Use of Outdoor Spaces and Plant Materials

Chapter 11: How will Technology Help People Stay Independent and Avoid institutionalization?

Chapter 12: 12 Primary Themes, Take-aways and Conclusions

VICTOR REGNIER, FAIA, is Professor of Architecture and Gerontology and ACSA Distinguished Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. As a teacher, researcher, and architect, he has focused his academic and professional life on the design of housing and community settings for older people. He holds a joint professorship between the USC School of Architecture and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and is the only person to have achieved fellowship status in both the American Institute of Architects and the Gerontological Society of America.