Thursday, March 22, 2012

Remodeling Dated Long Term Care Facilities

The book, "aD2 now" is a book about remodelling and updating long term care facilities to accommodate the growing population of people living with dementia.

From the first page,

"The studio projects of the Carleton University Masters of Architecture students investigate
the issues facing Long Term Care facilities in Ontario. With the support of Carleton University Masters of Social Work students they have coordinated their efforts in (aD2)vocating for the residents of these facilities. The work is expressed through the identification elements of mind-body architecture and applied to a test project in Toronto, Ontario."

Social work and architecture students at Carleton University teamed up and provide advice on things like: wood ceilings, central nursing stations, therapeutic baths, taller windows, and continuous handrails.

As the population ages and more and more people are requiring 24-hour supervised care due to declining cognitive functioning, the older dated personal care homes will benefit from an update.

To see the article Architecture Book Lays Blueprint for Dementia Care on, go to this link:

Go to this link to view the online copy of "aD2 now" -

Angela Gentile

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