Healthcare Design (12-16-21)

Bae and Asojo evaluated the experiences of people in long-term care units. Residents of several LTC units were interviewed and data analyses indicated “the importance of perceived control, social support, and positive distraction in the environment. The most frequently mentioned interior environment that the residents liked was ‘window and view,’ followed by ‘pictures and photos’ and ‘TV,’ while they wanted ‘bigger room and space,’ followed by ‘improved privacy’ and ‘more options for food.’”

Suyeon Bae and Abimbola Asojo.  “Interior Environments in Long-Term Care Unites from the Theory of Supportive Design.”  HERD:  Health Environments Research and Design Journal, in press, https://doi.org/10.1177/19375867211062847