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Insights & Solutions

Issue Brief
April 2019 Issue Brief
A White Paper Supporting the Healthcare at Home Interactive Design Diagrams  
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Project Brief
May 2018 Project Brief
Learn about the capacity of a virtual nature experience to significantly reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and increase pleasure, and treatment strategies that provide hope of reducing pharmacologic interventions and of improving quality of life for individuals with dementia and the staff who care for them.
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Lessons Learned
April 2017 Lessons Learned
The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of aging populations.  
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Interview
February 2017 Interview
Learn about: why the imagined and built environment needs to take a broader, more deliberate role in supporting aging patients, the tools that designers and providers must use to create supportive physical and social spaces, and information that visionaries, collaborators, and patients can share to streamline the design process.
Tool
June 2018 Tool

Healthcare is provided in a variety of settings, from a person’s home to outpatient clinics, to the hospital. While the settings and specific design elements may differ across the continuum of care, the objectives of safety, efficiency, satisfaction, and high quality care remain constant. This set of interactive diagrams provides a link between the evidence base, design strategies, and desired outcomes – in a visually intuitive and actionable format.

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Executive Summary
March 2015 Executive Summary
Learn about: common age-related changes in physical abilities, frequently occurring age-related sensory changes, and supportive adjustments to the physical environment that compensate for functional loss.