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the link above) A STORY OF INNOVATION: THE ALEXIAN VILLAGE HEALTH CENTER, MILWAUKEE
A STORY OF INNOVATION: THE ALEXIAN VILLAGE HEALTH CENTER, MILWAUKEE
DESIGNING DAY CARE DESIGN
Keith Diaz Moore
This monograph presents discrete design interventions developed by architecture, interior design and landscape architecture students in a inter-professional practicum. Students developed an understanding of the context of adult day care settings. Each student developed a discrete design intervention that could be utilized to enhance the therapeutic milieu of large open spaces endemic to adult day care. These interventions are categorized in one of three types: spatial organization, partitions and activity-oriented furniture.
DEMENTIA DAY CARE FACILITY
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DESIGNING A BETTER DAY
DESIGNING A BETTER DAY
Lyn Dally Geboy, Stacy Mleziva, Keith Diaz Moore, Yavuz Taneli, Gerald Weisman, La Vonne Wroblewski, Andrew Alden
The Adult Day Center (ADC) is emerging as a new and important social institution and place type in the continuum of care environments. Nine case studies representing the range of ADC's currently operating in the United States are considered from a holistic, systemic perspective. Each case is presented in terms of place profile, program, physical setting and "the place in use." The results are not a matter of ADC "best practices" or "good/bad" ways of doing things, but rather a method of identifying characteristics and components that appear to contribute to making a positive difference in the experience of adult day care.
DESIGNING A BETTER DAY
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The purpose of this book is
to assist those responsible for developing Adult Day Care (ADC) facilities
in creating places that support the needs of the physically frail elderly
as well as those with dementia. The process of reconceptualizing ADC
facilities begins with a review of the historical context of elder care,
and presents an integrative framework for understanding ADC facilities as
holistic places. The steps of visioning, feasibility and linking activity
programming with architectural programming are described in depth.
Architectural design guidelines fro ADC facilities are presented as a
collection of interrelated patterns.
IMPACT OF DESIGN
INTERVENTIONS IN NURSING HOME ON RESIDENTS WITH DEMENTIA, THEIR FAMILIES,
The purpose of this study was to determine whether certain design interventions in a nursing home affected resident with dementia outcomes, family involvement and interaction, and staff perceptions of care delivery. The study was conducted in a nursing home. The study site included dining and bathing facilities that serve smaller groups of residents. The new design promised to contrast the medical orientation of the existing nursing home with a more residential environment. The study design involved a two-group pretest-posttest comparison in which a sample of residents who eventually were relocated to the newly designed wing of the facility (Treatment Group) was compared with a sample that remained in the existing setting (Control Group). Findings and implication of this study provide new knowledge integrating the diverse professional aspects that contribute to a responsive long-term care setting.
IMPROVING DINING FOR
PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
The physical and social environments are important, but often not actualized, resources that can have a significant impact on the overall goals of nutritional intake and quality of life for people with dementia. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effect of improved lighting and enhanced table setting contrast on residents' meal consumption, social interaction, independence, and behaviors during meals in both assisted living and long-term care environments serving people with dementia. A three-day nutritional intake record, footcandle measures, the Meal Assistance Screening Tool, and the Communication Outcome Measure of Functional Independence were administered at baseline and post-test four weeks after the intervention. Twenty-five residents with dementia at two long term care facilities participated in the pilot study. After a lighting and contrast intervention, there were improvement in oral intake , communication, and functional abilities at both facilities.
PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN
THERAPEUTIC KITCHENS IN
"Therapeutic kitchens," also referred to as "country kitchen," "domestic kitchens," or "activity-based kitchens," have been cited as supportive spaces for residents with dementia. The purpose of this research is to identify physical features that are typically included in therapeutic kitchen design and to explore how these features support activities. Interviews and observation were conducted in the facilities with a therapeutic kitchen. A two-page questionnaire regarding therapeutic kitchens was distributed to 631 nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the United States. Results suggest that universal design principles, certain appliances and safety features, as well as homelike imagery, should be incorporated in therapeutic kitchen design.
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THE UNIT'S EDGE:
This monograph explores the architectural boundary between the private domain in residential settings for older persons. In two retirement communities that encouraged personalization of resident entryways, quantitative and qualitative research methods were employed to compare different dwellings' edge treatments. This exploratory study addressed three major areas: 1) How are these edges used? 2) What factors influence their use? and 3) To what extent did the use of these areas provide a means for resident self-expression and promote socialization with others? Key study findings result in a typology of edge uses and architectural design guidelines.
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