Latham and Clarke investigated the relationship between neighborhood design and the recovery of older people from mobility related injuries. As might be expected, they learned “Using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS; 1996–2008) . . . .
A study by researchers from Georgia Tech and the University of Toronto indicates that people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often seen as a precursor to Alxheimer’s disease, may benefit from a less visually complex environment.
Research in care homes indicates that how furniture is arranged can significantly influence resident activity.
The Center for Health Design has released a literature review prepared by Anjali Joseph and Xiaobo Quan that can be used to assess risks to patients in long-term living facilities.
Beale reports on a new design option from Del Webb, which builds communities for people 55 and older – snore rooms.
McCarley and his associates compared the ability of younger (early 20’s) and older (early 70’s) people to quickly pick particular information out of visual clutter.
Several recent studies have clarified how space can be used to meet individual patient and caregiver needs.
Hekler and his colleagues have studied the utilitarian and leisure walking of a set of people between 56 and 72 years old.
Seating options provided make it more likely that people will sit with good or bad posture, and recent research indicates that posture is particularly important in healthcare settings.
How to make a nursing home emulate a home environment? Start at the front door.