Title

Missed Opportunities: The Disconnect Between Physical Design and Programming and Operations

Publication Title

Alzheimer's Care Quarterly

Publication Date

12-2004

Document Type

Article

Keywords

dementia, long-term care, aged, design, architecture

Disciplines

Architecture | Environmental Design | Other Architecture

Abstract

Physical design features with therapeutic potential for residents with dementia are increasingly included in designing and renovating residential facilities. Yet, failure to link these design features to facilities' programming, operations, and service philosophies restrict therapeutic impact. This article discusses 4 primary areas of disconnect and the contributing causes from the perspectives of facility administrators and staff. Designers and providers working collaboratively can adopt a range of strategies to effectively link design with programming to benefit residents.

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