Futurecare provides a clear insight for all those concerned in the development of health and care buildings and environments, and examines the core issues which are driving change.
Futurecare illustrates a wide range of important issues including healthcare reform and change, community care and consumer–focused design. It describes the origins of health and care facility planning and examines the influences which will shape future directions. Changes in the way health care is and will be delivered are considered, with chapters concentrating on the future care of our ageing population. Illustrated with photographic examples of assisted living programmes and long–term care residential development designs, this innovative text offers guidance for all those involved in the process of planning health and care environments.
Key features are:
Focuses on radically changing needs into the 21st century
Examines how current issues will affect future health care provision
Innovation in caring envionments for older people
"Healthcare reform, day surgery and long–term care are among areas discussed, with reference to change. A future model of ′a seamless continuum of care, void of walls and barriers′ is predicted, and the scope, efficiency and quality of operation and services is examined"
Journal of Advanced Nursing