publication . Article . 2004

Quality of life and building design in residential and nursing homes for older people

Chris Parker; Sarah Barnes; Kevin McKee; Kevin Morgan; Judith Torrington; Peter Tregenza;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Nov 2004
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>Older people living in residential and nursing care homes spend a large proportion of their time within the boundaries of the home, and may depend on the environment to compensate for their physical or cognitive frailties. Regulations and guidelines on the design of care buildings have accumulated over time with little knowledge of their impact on the quality of life of building users. The <jats:italic>Design in Caring Environments Study (DICE)</jats:italic> collected cross-sectional data on building design and quality of life in 38 care homes in and near Sheffield, Yorkshire. Quality of life was assessed using methods which included all residents regard...
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free text keywords: Older people, Quality of life, Nursing, Nursing care, Gerontology, Built environment, Building design, Nursing homes, Care homes, Medicine, business.industry, business
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