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Aging In The Designed Environment

Author : Margaret Christenson
ISBN : 9781317837893
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Aging in the Designed Environment is the key sourcebook for physical and occupational therapists developing and implementing environmental designs for the aging. The physical environment remains one of the most overlooked areas in environmental design. In order to move beyond this status quo, persons responsible for planning elderly environments must develop a new understanding of ways in which their influence can improve the older adult’s physical and mental functioning. Occupational and physical therapists, as well as other health care professionals, will benefit tremendously from the information presented in this unique volume. Designers, developers, and others with minimal health care background will also find a wealth of possibilities within Aging in the Designed Environment. Many concerns are dealt with in the book’s five sections. The first section describes the implications that occur when there are changes in vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch, and the kinesthetic systems. Recommendations for environmental adaptation and modifications which may compensate for the changes in each of these systems are suggested. The second section stresses the relationship between behavior and environment. A variety of environmental attributes--comfort, privacy, accessibility, control, security, dignity--and their impacts are discussed, along with information on ways that attributes can be incorporated into the living settings of older people. In section three the focus is on the older person living independently in his or her own home, and section four covers exclusively the design and selection of chairs for older adults. New ways to assess and evaluate the home to promote independence beyond the traditional activities of daily living are addressed. The last section deals with redesigning the existing long-term care facility. The author examines some of the environmental conditions existing in specific facilities and provides recommendations to compensate for these circumstances.
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Design For Aging Review 10

Author : American Institute of Architects
ISBN : 9781864703917
Genre : Architecture
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Presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design for Aging Knowledge Community, in affiliation with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, this book is a compilation of more than 30 projects that accommodate and provide care for aging adults.
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Design For Aging Review 11

Author : AIA - The American Institute of Architec
ISBN : 9781864704983
Genre : Architecture
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The Design for Aging Review 11 continues to push all of us to challenge our beliefs about aging and our responsibility to create health-fostering therapeutic environments that assure the aging experience is a fulfilling one. The environment is a major fa
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Architecture For An Ageing Population

Author : International Association of Home and Services for the Ageing
ISBN : 9781864705188
Genre : Architecture
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This compilation of more than 20 outstanding projects in the areas of assisted living, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes represents the best current work designed by architects for the ever-increasing population of the ageing and elderly. Produced by IMAGES Publishing in association with the IAHSA, Architecture for an Ageing Population complements the successful Design for Aging series. Each project is presented with photographs, detailed plans and statistics, illuminating the high level of research, planning and community involvement that goes into these advancements in living environments for seniors. This comprehensive review of architectural design trends in aged-care facilities will appeal to aged-care providers, developers, users, and advocates, as well as architects, interior designers, landscapers and other design professionals.
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Human Aspects Of It For The Aged Population Aging Design And User Experience

Author : Jia Zhou
ISBN : 9783319585307
Genre : Computers
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The two-volume set LNCS 10297 + 10298 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of HCI International 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. HCII 2017 received a total of 4340 submissions, of which 1228 papers were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 83 papers presented in the two volumes of ITAP 2017 were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: aging and technology acceptance; user-centred design for the elderly; product design for the elderly; aging and user experience; digital literacy and training. Part II: mobile and wearable interaction for the elderly; aging and social media; silver and intergenerational gaming; health care and assistive technologies and services for the elderly; aging and learning, working and leisure.
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Successful Administration Of Senior Housing

Author : Nancy W. Sheehan
ISBN : 9781452246031
Genre : Medical
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This book provides concrete help on how to address the support needs of elderly residents of sheltered housing. Sheehan offers specific strategies to housing managers, social service providers and health care professionals working with elderly tenants. The book includes discussions of appropriate responses to increasing frailty of residents, and of how to judge when independent housing is no longer appropriate. It also includes an examination of guidelines available to housing managers in their expanded role, which is no longer simply a matter of `bricks and mortar' but now encompasses consideration of elderly residents' special needs.
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The Effects Of Aging And Environment On Vision

Author : Donald Armstrong
ISBN : 9781461537588
Genre : Medical
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This book derives from a symposium conducted in San Francisco CA, entitled "Environmental Design for Optimum Vision in the Elderly" that was sponsored by the American Aging Association, October 11-12, 1985. Presentations from this symposium comprise the core content of this volume. However, manuscripts have also been accepted from additional authors whose topics and research findings increase the scope and goals of this volume. Previously unpublished data is found in several of the chapters. In addition new data and references have been incorporated at the end of chapters in order to provide a current update of the subject. The broad aims of the papers in this volume were to examine the effects of various environmental factors, long-term occupational hazards, and toxins on basic visual functions in relation to physiological, biochemical, morphological, and pathological alterations in the eye and visual pathways, and centers of the brain. As part of the more specific aims of this volume, the editors have provided the following framework for the specific topics included in this volume: I) Epidemiology, Clinical and Psychophysical Research, II) Ophthalmological, Biochemical, Physiological and Anatomical studies, and III) Environmental Hazards.
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Design For Aging

Author : National Endowment for the Arts
ISBN : 0913962775
Genre : Barrier-free design
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Assisted Living Housing For The Elderly

Author : Victor Regnier
ISBN : UOM:39015032883707
Genre : Architecture
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Winner of the 1994 Progressive Architecture Award for Architectural Research "Victor Regniers work is one of the few significant additions to the research on one of the most important architectural challenges facing the design professions today: how to design supportive and attractive environments for our nations rapidly-growing, aged population. His research and writing challenge the profession to reconceive these environments as enriched housing rather than health care institutions." Bradford Perkins, FAIA Partner, Perkins-Eastman and Partners "Victor Regniers new book should be read both for its approach to using environment-behavior research and for the lessons it has to offer about assisted living. The book is itself a prototype of inquiring process and design content. Its vivid examples and careful analysis significantly improve our understanding of the cross-cultural principals of prototype buildings." John Zeisel, Ph.D Author, Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-behavior Research. "As the nation moves towards the development of a comprehensive health care system, it is clear that a major component of the plan will be alternatives to institutionalization. Victor Regniers exemplary book clearly and cogently discusses the newest, most exciting, and most promising of these alternative housing/health care arrangementsassisted living. For such a new concept to receive detailed attention from such a seasoned researcher is fortunate indeed. It is must reading for professional and consumer alike." Paul A. Kerschner, Ph.D. Executive Director The Gerontological Society of America
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Aia Design For Aging Review 4

Author : American Institute of Architects
ISBN : 1864701870
Genre : Architecture
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Presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design for the Aging Center (DAC) in affiliation with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), Design for Aging Review, is a compilation of more than 20 projects that ser
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