Victor Regnier, FAIA Professor of Architecture and Gerontology University of Southern California author of Design for Assisted Living (Wiley)
"Betsy Brawley offers practical, cost–conscious yet aesthetic alternatives to the toughest issues in design for residential and group activity environments. Families, architects, design professionals, and health care professionals have much to learn from her inspired multidimensional approaches."
Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, LCSW
Education Director Bryan Alzheimer′s Disease Research Center Duke University Medical Center
We have learned much in the past decade about designing supportive care environments for aging. Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer′s is a detailed guide for a broad range of design issues essential to maintaining independence and functional abilities, maximizing mobility, staying socially connected, and encouraging good health. It features:
- More than 200 photographs, plus a full–color insert
- The latest information on sustainable design and environmentally friendly building products
- Practical design solutions that are easily adapted for residential use
- In–depth strategies for lighting, daylighting, color, fabrics, floor covering, acoustics, wayfinding, furnishings, new technologies, and more
- Extensive information on how cultural changes are humanizing long–term care as well as adult day care, Planetree, the Green House Project, and hospice care
- Specific design suggestions for designing therapeutic gardens and outside environments for maximum pleasure and use
SECTION I: Aging and Alzheimer s Disease: Implications for Design.
Chapter 1. Aging in the Twenty–First Century: Aging and Age–Related Changes.
Chapter 2. Alzheimer s Disease.
Chapter 3. Environment as Treatment.
SECTION II: Good Design for Living at Any Age.
Chapter 4. Aging Vision and Health.
Chapter 5. Lighting and Daylighting.
Chapter 6. Hearing Loss and Sound Solutions.
Chapter 7. Mobility, Exercise, and Independence.
Chapter 8. Color, Finishes, and Fabric.
Chapter 9. Floorcovering.
Chapter 10. Sustainability and Green Design.
SECTION III: Culture Change: Creating Home and Community.
Chapter 11. What Is Culture Change?
Chapter 12. Hearth and Home: Gathering Spaces.
Chapter 13. Private Spaces: Resident Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Bathing Environments.
Chapter 14. Social Living Spaces.
SECTION IV: Innovative Care Models.
Chapter 15. The Green House.
Chapter 16. Adult Day Care.
Chapter 17. The Planetree Model.
SECTION V: Gardens and Outdoor Spaces.
Chapter 19. Creating Gardens and Outside Environments.
SECTION VI: What Does Success Look Like?
Chapter 20. What Does Success Look Like and How Will You Know?