Health Promotion by Design in Elderly Care

Hälsofrämjande Boende- och Arbetsmiljö

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Health Promotion by Design in Elderly Care

Hälsofrämjande Boende- och Arbetsmiljö

by Alan Dilani, Ph.D. and Agneta Morelli, B.Sc.

Research Center Design and Health, NOVUM Science Park, Stockholm

The objective of this study was to investigate the requirements of health promotion by design in elderly care. To create conditions through supportive design that promotes healthy living and working environments. The goal was to develop an understanding of the environmental impact on resident’s and staff health, and to optimize the preconditions of physically and psychosocially supportive design. Results point to a much needed development of new values in elderly care currently dominated by traditional medical treatment methods. Health requirements for the elderly will be improved by using non-pharmacological approaches as a compliment to traditional treatment methods. Knowledge of design solutions for healthy living and working environments may successfully be applied in planning, building and evaluation of future elderly care facilities.

Book details:
Paperback: 150 pages; in colour illustrations
Dimensions (in cm): 26x21
Language:English and Swedish
Publisher: Design and Health ( Stockholm, Sweden) 1st edition (August 2005)
ISBN: 91-7140-250-0

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