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Industry Factsheet: Designing home environments for people with problems with cognition who display aggressive or self-injurious behaviour, Ed. 2

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Authors Vasilakopoulou, K., Bridge, C.
Published
Illustrators/Contributors Hodges, L.
Audience Consumers, Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry
ISBN 978-0-7334-3900-1
DOI 10.26288/5dddeafdc0906

The information in this factsheet is intended to assist industry professionals to better understand the value of specialised spatial, material, lighting, egress and other home modification interventions designed to improve the safety and dignity of people with self-injurious and/or aggressive behaviour. By reducing the risk of injury, minimising neighbourhood disturbances and reducing maintenance and repair costs associated with heavy or unusual activity patterns, the wellbeing of residents and their community can be improved.


Table of Contents

Self-injurious and aggressive behaviours and the home environment

Best -practice considerations in the built environment

Strategies and systems for safe and durable home environments

Strategies that reduce potential triggers

Interior temperature

Noise

Lighting

Strategies to reduce the risk of property damage

Walls, doors and windows

Glass and mirrors

Furniture

Tamper-resistant elements

Strategies to reduce the risk of harm for people

Elements and techniques that can be used to soften an “institutional appearance”

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