Design Details for Health

Wiley Series in Healthcare and Senior Living Design

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Praise for Design Details for Health

"Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris have developed a vitallyimportant reference. They draw upon and compile a rich source ofevidence that supports the application of specific research-baseddetails for particular health-related settings."—From theForeword by Dr. Wayne Ruga, AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID

The revised edition on implementing design details to improvetoday's health care facilities—an inspiring, comprehensiveguide

In this significantly revised second edition, Cynthia Leibrockand Debra Harris offer up-to-date information on design detailsthat can improve patient outcomes and user experience by returningauthority to the patient, along with fascinating case studies andresearch demonstrating the positive role design can play inreducing health care costs. Design Details for Health, SecondEdition offers contemporary examples showing how design can improvepatient comfort and independence, and demonstrates how to designhighly functional health care facilities that operate at peakperformance. The book addresses a range of health care facilitytypes including hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers,subacute care and rehabilitation, adult day care and respite,assisted living, hospice, dementia care, and aging in place. ThisSecond Edition includes:

  • The latest research, which was only anecdotal in nature asrecently as a decade ago, illustrating how design through evidenceproduces measurable outcomes

  • Real-world case studies of a range of excellent health carefacilities that have been designed and built in the twenty-firstcentury

  • Updated contributions with leading practitioners, researchers,and providers conveying how design has a positive impact on healthcare delivery

When design empowers rather than disables, everybody wins.Sensitive to the needs of both patients and providers, DesignDetails for Health, Second Edition is essential reading for today'sarchitects, interior designers, facility managers, and health careprofessionals.

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About the author

CYNTHIA A. LEIBROCK, MA, ASID, HON. IIDA, is anaward-winning author, an international lecturer, and a designerwith more than thirty years of experience. Her mission is toimprove the lives of older and disabled people through design. Theprincipal and founder of Easy Access to Health, LLC, in Colorado,she has taught courses at Harvard University Graduate School ofDesign for the past ten years. She is also the coauthor ofBeautiful Barrier-Free: A Visual Guide to Accessibility andBeautiful Universal Design, both from Wiley.

DEBRA HARRIS, PhD, is President of RAD Consultants,focusing on evidence-based strategic planning for health caresystems, architects, designers, and product developers. She is aconsultant with more than twenty-five years of practice,specializing in health care facility design, assimilating researchinto evidence-based strategies, and environmental forensics. Herresearch focuses on environmental factors affecting patients,families, and health care workers, including patient and healthcare staff outcomes, infection control and transmission, and costimplications of the physical environment.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 15, 2011
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780470926840
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Interior Design / General
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Architecture/Interior Design

An in-depth look at the most innovative aged care facilitiestoday

With the world's population aging at a rapid pace, there is agrowing need for new ways to provide residential care for olderpeople. Design for Aging explores some of the mostsuccessful examples of elderly housing today, focusing onintegrating architectural considerations within an unwaveringpeople-driven approach. Written by an international team of expertsin aged care design, the book brings together twenty-six casestudies from around the world, including Australia, Denmark,England, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. Theauthors describe how each scheme has succeeded in addressing theneeds of its residents regardless of wide variations in design,geography, cultural factors, medical needs, capital cost, and otherfactors. Clear, well-documented information for each facilityincludes:

Building descriptions and project data, and how the overalldesign fits within a geographical location

The type of community, including number of residents, ethnicity,and specific conditions such as dementia

How to apply universal design principles in different political,social, and regulatory contexts

How to create a sense of belonging and well-being for residentswhile building strong connections with the community at large

What makes a facility able to attract and retain high-qualitycaregivers

Environmental sustainability issues, plus indoor and outdoorspaces

Architects and interior designers as well as facility owners andcaregivers will find Design for Aging an inspiring andpractical guide on how to navigate the many factors involved increating good designs for aged care environments.

Architecture/Interior Design

An in-depth look at the most innovative aged care facilitiestoday

With the world's population aging at a rapid pace, there is agrowing need for new ways to provide residential care for olderpeople. Design for Aging explores some of the mostsuccessful examples of elderly housing today, focusing onintegrating architectural considerations within an unwaveringpeople-driven approach. Written by an international team of expertsin aged care design, the book brings together twenty-six casestudies from around the world, including Australia, Denmark,England, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. Theauthors describe how each scheme has succeeded in addressing theneeds of its residents regardless of wide variations in design,geography, cultural factors, medical needs, capital cost, and otherfactors. Clear, well-documented information for each facilityincludes:

Building descriptions and project data, and how the overalldesign fits within a geographical location

The type of community, including number of residents, ethnicity,and specific conditions such as dementia

How to apply universal design principles in different political,social, and regulatory contexts

How to create a sense of belonging and well-being for residentswhile building strong connections with the community at large

What makes a facility able to attract and retain high-qualitycaregivers

Environmental sustainability issues, plus indoor and outdoorspaces

Architects and interior designers as well as facility owners andcaregivers will find Design for Aging an inspiring andpractical guide on how to navigate the many factors involved increating good designs for aged care environments.

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