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

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Wiley, Mar 14, 2003 - Architecture - 376 pages
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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.

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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 awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Progressive Architecture, and the Gerontological Society. The author of five books and research monographs, he has also consulted on over 250 building projects in twenty-eight states, Canada, England, and Germany.

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