WILEY - Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population: Redefining Assisted Living for the Mentally and Physically Frail

Organization: WILEY
Publication Date: 1 September 2018
Page Count: 336

"A comprehensive guide to designing housing for the world's aging population

The dilemma of helping older people maintain their independence through better housing with services is growing. This book presents innovative solutions for those who create and provide housing for the world's increasingly longerliving population. By focusing on three specific housing and service arrangements, it offers alternatives that provide greater freedom of choice than the current living arrangements that exist today. It presents selected examples of housing and service solutions from the US, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands to stimulate thinking about the possibilities of communitybased service models.

Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population looks at a trio of options for housing the "oldestold:" the Dutch Apartment/Condo for Life Model (AFL); decentralized Small/Green Houses; and the provision of enhanced personal and health care for people who want to stay in their own home. It offers unique and eyeopening chapters covering: what older people want; what age changes affect independence; demographics and living arrangements; how longterm care is defined; concepts and objectives for housing the frail; care giving and management practices that avoid an institutional lifestyle; innovative case studies; programs that encourage staying at home with service assistance; therapeutic use of outdoor spaces; how technology will help people stay independent; and more.

Based on the author's numerous conversations with other experts, as well as his examinations of high quality settings from Northern Europe and the US

Building case study examples showcase innovative and compassionate solutions

Indepth coverage of three major systems that work

Examines successful programs such as PACE, Friendly Cities, NORC, and the "Village to Village Network" to demonstrate the progress made in helping older, frail people stay in their own homes for as long as possible

Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population: Redefining Assisted Living for the Mentally and Physically Frail is an important book for those who create, design, and manage assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as for those who set policies regarding health, and personal care for our world's aging society."

Author: Victor Regnier