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A STORY OF INNOVATION: THE ALEXIAN VILLAGE HEALTH CENTER, MILWAUKEE

Mark A. Proffitt and Chen-Jui Yang

This monograph set out to achieve four major goals: i) Communicate that an institutional setting for older person is the result of interaction of the three dimension of the organization, the individuals and the setting; ii) Demonstrate the role of the physical environment as a therapeutic tool; iii) Demonstrate the importance of the preparatory process in creating a facility for older persons; iv) Demonstrate the rewards of ongoing analysis and evaluation. It is hoped that this story of innovation center will encourage others to consider all the factors and be prepared to make a commitment to provide a true therapeutic environment for the elderly.

ISBN: 0-938744-87-0
Pp. 75+x ; plans and illustrations.
R94-5
$15.00

PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN FOR DEMENTIA

Gerald Weisman, Uriel Cohen & Kristen Day

The goals of this applied research project were three-fold: 1) to extend understanding of optimal micro-environmental design for people with dementia; 2) to present a systematic process for the planning, programming and design of environments for people with dementia; and 3) to illustrate this by the planning, programming and design of a model 50-person residential facility. Sponsored by Helen Daniel Bader, Milwaukee.

SBN 0-938744-72-0
Pp. 107; 59 illustrations
R90-3
$12.00

GOLDA MEIR HOUSE FOR THE ELDERLY: AN ARCHITECTURAL EVALUATION

Cynthia Marie Burg, John S. Rahaim, Thierry E. Rosenheck & David Paul Tuttle

(edited by Gary T. Moore)

A post-occupancy evaluation of HUD-assisted housing for the elderly. The evaluation focused on a range of social and behavioral issues: proximity and accessibility, variety and choice, privacy and interaction, personalization, and stylistic preferences. Presents the evaluation methods, major findings, and policy, planning, and design recommendations for independent housing for older people. Reprinted in 1987.

SBN 0-938744-19-4
Pp. iv + 125; drawings, plans and photographs.
R81-6
$13.00

VICTORIA PLAZA REVISITED:
LESSONS FOR THE EVALUATION OF HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY

Arza Churchman

Contributors

Frances M. Carp, Min Kantrowitz, Gerald D. Weisman, and Habib Chaudhury

This monograph is based upon a workshop sponsored by the Institute on Aging and Environment at the 1994 EDRA Conference. San Antonio is the home of Victoria Plaza, the first public housing facility specifically designed for and limited to older persons, where Frances Carp conducted a nine year longitudinal study of the effects of the housing on its residents. The monograph includes Frances Carp's reflections on her pioneering experiences with Post Occupancy Evaluation and the lessons applicable today.

ISBN 0-938744-88-7
Pp. vi+96; plans and illustrations.
R94-7
$15.00

DESIGNING A BETTER DAY :
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ADULT DAY CARE LITERATURE FROM (1990 - 1998)

Andrew Alden, Gowri Betrabet, Keith Diaz Moore, Gerald Weisman

This monograph reviews the diverse literature on Adult Day Care published since 1990 and includes annotations of 56 key publications.  Each annotation is organized in terms of the 5 components -- organization, staff, family, client, and physical setting -- which collectively shape the day care environment as experienced.  A detailed matrix provides a graphic summary of the issues covered in each citation.

ISBN 0-938744-98-4
Pp. ii +106; matrix, diagrams.     
R99-2
$20.00

ENVIRONMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY VOL II

Mylinda Barisas, Margaret Calkins, Habib Chaudhury, Dannette Johansen, and Mark Proffitt

This monograph reviews current literature published since 1986 about people with dementia, therapeutic goals for this population, and the social, organizational and physical environments in which they live. This volume is a continuation of annotations of literature published prior to 1989 whivh follows the same conceptual framework.

ISBN 0-938744-82-8
Pp.viii+ 9.
R93-2
$15.00

TOWARDS A LANGUAGE OF ASSISTED LIVING

Keith Diaz Moore

This monograph is based upon a research project funded jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the American Hospital Association to explore and develop techniques in the architectural benchmaking of assisted living facilities for older persons.  The study documents ten case studies that are reflective of the range and diversity of architectural manifestations present in the assisted living industry.   Ecah case is documented via quantitative, narrative and graphic means and presents both objective as well as evaluative information.  The study also provides an exploratory investigation of how professionals may begin to distill patterns emerging in the field, some of which are most unexpected, illustrating the need for further empirical study..

ISBN 0-938744-97-6            
Pp.+ 176; charts, plans, photographs.
R99-1
$15.00

ASSISTED LIVING: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rhianne Verhoef

This monograph contains 25 annotated bibliographies of literature published since 1991 on assisted living.  Based on their major focus, the annotations are organized into seven categories: assisted living concept, quality of life, physical ebvironment, provision of care, policy and regulation, marketing and financing, and intergenerational programs.  An index of the annotated bibliography gives an overview of categories addressed in each publication.

ISBN 0-938744-91-1
Pp. +56; photographs.
R98-1
$12.00

ST. JOHN'S TOWER & HEALTH CARE FACILITY: AN ARCHITECTURAL EVALUATION


William Gartz, Micheal Gilberston, Hwa-San Kwan, Ronald Rieboldt, Micheal Steinberg & Annette Valenta
(Edited by Gary T. Moore)

A post-occupancy evaluation of privately financed housing for the elderly. The building includes independent living units, a health care facility, and social spaces. The evaluation was conducted as a companion to R81-6 and covers the same issues. Presents the evaluation methods, major findings, and policy, planning and design recommendations. Discusses comparisons between the two different housing designs for the elderly. Reprinted in 1987.

ISBN 0-938744-20-8
Pp. iv + 135; drawings and plans.
R81-7
$13.00

Other Publications:

  Winner of 1990 Applied Research Citation from Progressive Architecture
HOLDING ON TO HOME
Designing Environments for People with Dementia
Uriel Cohen and Gerald D. Weisman
 

Winner of 1997 Applied Research Award from Progressive Architecture
CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
Uriel Cohen and Kristen Day

 

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