Design for Assisted Living: Guidelines for Housing the Physically and Mentally Frail by Victor RegnierDesign for Assisted Living: Guidelines for Housing the Physically and Mentally Frail by Victor Regnier

Design for Assisted Living: Guidelines for Housing the Physically and Mentally Frail

byVictor Regnier

Hardcover | May 27, 2002

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Destined to become the defining work on the subject, this timely reference addresses the single fastest growing segment of the senior living industry -- assisted living for those who are unable to live independently but who do not need intensive nursing home care, meals, housekeeping, or twenty-four hour access to medical assistance. Victor Regnier?s visually rich guide includes dozens of design solutions from successful assisted living facilities along with fifteen case studies from the U.S. and Europe. The book also covers recent developments in the industry including major changes in financing, growth of dementia, and interest in aging-in-place. All in all, this is the most comprehensive guide to assisted living design that you'll find in any single volume.
Victor Regnier, FAIA, is an architect, gerontologist, and one of the world's leading authorities on the design of housing for older people. He holds a professorship between the USC School of Architecture and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. A former European Fulbright Scholar, his research and design efforts have garnered award...
Title:Design for Assisted Living: Guidelines for Housing the Physically and Mentally FrailFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 11.25 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:May 27, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471351822

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Table of Contents




What is Assisted Living?

Benchmarking Assisted Living Buildings and Residents.

Defining Conceptual Frameworks for Assisted Living Environments and Services.


Neighborhood and Site Issues.

The Outdoor Landscape.

Refining Design Attributes.

Stimulating Social Interaction.

Extending Independence.

Stimulating the Senses.

Creating Affect.

Planning the Dwelling Unit.

Engaging the Staff.

Designing for Dementia.


Humanitas Bergweg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Wilhelmiina, Helsinki, Finland.

Goddard House, Brookline, MA.

Gyngemosegard, Herlev, Denmark.

Sunrise of Mission Viejo, CA.

Sunrise of Bellevue, WA.

Crown Cove, Corona Del Mar, CA.

Sunrise of Richmond, VA.

Copper Ridge, Sykesville, MD.

Virranranta, Kiruvesi, Finland.

Harbor House, Greendale, WI.

Ros Anders Gard, Vesterhaninge, Sweden.

Humlehusene, Albertslund, Denmark.

Postiljonen. Holliviken, Sweden.

Metsatahti, Hankasalmi, Finland.


Lessons Learned from Northern European Visits.

Other Lessons from Each Individual Country.

Twenty Most Important Design Issues and Considerations.

Thirty Future Trends.

Concluding Issues.

Appendix A: Noteworthy Buildings.

Appendix B: Additional Important Buildings.

Appendix C: Glossary of Housing Terms.



Editorial Reviews

Practical yet written with a eye toward broader theroretical considerations, this new book picks up where his last one left off. Insights from northern Europe and the US make this publication useful to the designer, care-giver and the consumer. —Paul J. Klaassen, Chairman and CEO, Sunrise Assisted Living Victor Regnier has produced another excellent and useful book which chronicles the last ten years of progress in assisted living design. From design considerations to case studies using hundreds of photographs and illustrations, the book communicates dozens of cutting edge concepts. —David J. Hoglund FAIA Partner, Perkins-Eastman Architects The next twenty years will see a major growth in non-institutional alternatives to traditional nursing homes. Armed with insights he gathered from northern Europe and best practices from the United States, Victor Regnier has produced an inspiring look at choices we can make in designing the next generation of housing for the frail. —James E. Birren Ph.D., Associate Director, UCLA Center on Aging