Scottish Care Bulletin

Can Care Home Buildings Support Health and Wellbeing? How the built environment can support residents' wellbeing through better visiting times.

This briefing paper reports on early findings from interviews with visitors to care homes. It highlights key themes from 13 interviews in which visitors report on how important building and design can be in creating an environment which supports a homely atmosphere for their residents. The paper points to the importance of visitors and how welcome they find a choice of visiting spaces, which allow for privacy when necessary, as well as their overall desire to have a home that supports relaxed behaviour, common in a domestic setting.

Dee, M. 2014. Can Care Home Buildings Support Health and Wellbeing? How the built environment can support residents' wellbeing through better visiting times. Scottish Care Bulletin Issue 54 Spring 2014. p.26

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