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Thursday, 7th September 2006

Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings

Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings
Source: The Center for Health Design
"The physical environment impacts outcomes among residents, their family, and staff in three main areas: (a) resident quality of life, (b) resident safety, and (c) staff stress. Several studies show that different aspects of the physical environment—such as the unit layout, supportive features and finishes, reduced noise, as well as access to outdoor spaces—may be linked to better outcomes, including improved sleep, better orientation and wayfinding, reduced aggression and disruptive behavior, increased social interaction, and increased overall satisfaction and well-being."
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