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Redesigning the long-term care facility

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

Author: Christenson, M. A., Gieneart, D.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1990


Often long term care facilities are the only alternatives available to the frail elderly. If present long term care facilities are to be made more homelike, major adaptations are required. The changes in healthcare delivery coupled with what we have learnt about age- related changes are cause to reexamine the original concept of nursing home design. In this article the environmental concerns found during consultations to six Minnesota long-term care facilities will be discussed. These conditions range from reduced sense of privacy to major safety factors. Recommendations proposed to compensate for these circumstances will be examined.

Further Details

Full Title: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Pages: 87-111
Volume: 8
Issue: 3/4
Accession Number: August, 2010
Keywords: North America, older, design, safety improvement, housing improvement
Reads: 219