Radical Redesign of Nursing Homes: Applying the Green House Concept in Tupelo, Mississippi
The Green House design should be considered as nursing home resident numbers are growing. Early experiences with the “pod-like” structure show positive effects on residents, families, and staff.
Space, Choice and Control, and Quality of Life in Care Settings for Older People
Environment and Behavior
In Britain, residential care and nursing homes for elderly patients have been subject to changing design regulations over several decades. These regulations take into account the “gradations of space” allotted to patients, meaning the extent to which the buildings themselves provide public, semiprivate, and private spaces for the patients.
Perceived hospital environment quality indicators: A study of orthopaedic units
Journal of Environmental Psychology
The field of healthcare design has increasingly recognized the need for building environments that are more ‘‘user-centered,’’ but spatial–physical features have not typically been included in assessment surveys on patient satisfaction.
Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings
Some Benefits of Nearby Nature for Hospital Visitors: Restorative Walks in Nichols Arboretum
Natural Resources and Environment
Volume Master of Science/Master of Landscape Architecture
User preferences, information transactions and location-based services: A study of urban pedestrian wayfinding
Computers Environment and Urban Systems
Effect of built-environment factors on healthcare: Satisfaction, operations, and outcomes
Reduced noise levels, pleasant distractions, safety features, wayfinding systems, support spaces, and patient/family/caregiver control reduces stress, errors, and pain, while at the same time increasing referrals and staff retention.
Environmental leadership for healthier patients and facilities
Center for Healthdesign Publication
The boom goes on
Hospital & Health Networks
How Hospital Design Saves Lives
Pebble Project-Published Articles
Issue August 2006
Volume Business Week