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Design for living safely and securely

Nursing Homes

Author: Clarke, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1993

Abstract:

Because elderly people are living longer in nursing homes, their quality of life in these facilities is becoming increasingly important. To deal with this challenge, architects are concentrating on de-institutionalizing nursing homes. This has major ramifications for safety and security. The best way to insure residents' safety and security is to minimize 2 particulars: the opportunity to wander and their exposure to the risk of injury. To accommodate residents' innate desire to wander - while keeping it under strict control - the use of alcoves and seating areas off corridors is recommended. Other methods to ensure residents' safety and security are presented.

Further Details

Pages: 8+
Volume: 42
Issue: 4
ISBN/ISSN: 10614753
Accession Number: August, 2010
Keywords: older, housing improvement, design, safety improvement, security, corridor/pathway
Reads: 198
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