Building Type Basics for Senior Living by Perkins Eastman

By Perkins Eastman

Essential details for the layout of senior dwelling facilities

Building variety fundamentals for Senior dwelling, moment Edition is your one-stop reference for crucial details you want to plan and effectively entire the layout of residential care environments for seniors on time and inside budget.

Primary authors Bradford Perkins and J. David Hoglund and their Perkins Eastman colleagues—all specialists in senior residing design—share firsthand wisdom to steer you thru all facets of the layout of senior residing groups, together with self sufficient dwelling and assisted residing residences, and expert nursing facilities.

This variation positive aspects new examples of accomplished tasks and is modern with the newest advancements in senior residing layout, together with insurance of sustainable layout, protection and reinvention, overseas possibilities, operations, and venture financing.

This re-creation offers:

  • Numerous images, diagrams, and plans
  • A new bankruptcy on concerns, tendencies, and demanding situations for the senior dwelling within the subsequent decade
  • A new bankruptcy dedicated to sustainability suggestions and considerations
  • Up-to-date assurance of recent applied sciences being carried out in senior residing facilities
  • New house programming criteria and pattern programs

Like each development sort fundamentals e-book, this very easily equipped fast reference offers authoritative, up to date info immediately and saves pros numerous hours of research.

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Green Houses and small houses are two common models and typically serve 10–12 residents. Appendix G provides gross area‐per‐bed guidelines for each of these models and illustrates the subtle shift in program areas between resident living areas, shared common areas, administration, and back‐ of‐house (service) areas. Appendix H provides typical code minimums for spaces in the resident living area, as well as recommended minimum areas in keeping with new philosophies of care delivery and resident experience.

These guidelines are only a starting point for the project planning or programming effort; there are a variety of successful models for each building type. Market research is a key first step in understanding the needs and preferences of a particular market. Successful market research will identify both the need (or demand) for particular products and services as well as consumer preferences for everything from unit size to amenities to common spaces. To make an analogy to the fashion industry, an increase in population predicts a demand for more clothes, but choices about style, color, design, and price point are decisions that can determine success or failure.

Dining ╇ 4. Kitchen ╇ 5. Activity meeting room ╇ 6. Staff workroom ╇ 7. Staff workspace ╇ 8. Service ╇ 9. General support 10. Bathing 36 There are five organizing concepts for long‐term care: 1. Nursing units centralize resident and staff spaces for groups of 40–60. This is no longer the preferred model for new facilities. 2. Clusters break down a nursing unit into smaller staff groupings that can respond to different staffing patterns over different shifts. 3. Neighborhoods centralize staffing resources and spaces for 20–40 residents while creating smaller‐scale living experiences for 10–20 residents.

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