Aging, Autonomy, and Architecture: Advances in Assisted Living

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Benyamin Schwarz, Ruth Brent
JHU Press, 1999 - Social Science - 311 pages
In Aging, Autonomy, and Architecture, Benyamin Schwarz and Ruth Brent bring together many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field to examine various aspects of the design and function of assisted living facilities. Concentrating on those characteristics that foster autonomy, the contributors offer case examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice. They comment on issues that include health care, the special needs of assisted living for persons with dementia, the importance of marketing and management, and the design of culturally sensitive facilities. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers, designers, and policy makers, as well as for students in gerontology and in architecture.

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Contents

The Definition and Evolution of Assisted Living within
3
The Current State of Affairs
21
The Promise of Assisted Living as a Shelter and Care Alternative
32
A Place to Grow Old and Die
63
Identity Attachment to Place
80
Integrating Cultural Heritage into AssistedLiving Environments
90
LifeQuality Alzheimer Care in Assisted Living 0
110
Models for Environmental Assessment
130
A Geriatricians Perspective
158
An Evolving Place Type
185
Chapter l4 Designing to Meet the Needs of People with Alzheimers Disease
229
J DAVID HOGLUND AND STEFAN D LEDEWITZ
256
A Case Study in Assisted Living
262
A Case Study Making a Difference
278
Index
307
Copyright

A Case Study Of Copper Ridge
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