Access Today, Journal of the Access Association

Care Homes: How can the building better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life? published in Access Today, Journal of the Access Association.

We are the BESiDE (Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy) research team and we are carrying out work to tackle this challenge of finding out what is needed. We are giving a voice to the users, measuring physical activity, and tracing and modelling movement within care homes to generate evidence of what is needed in the future of care home design. Collaboration across disciplines of Computing, Architecture, Healthcare and Design is driving this research forward. In this article, Lesley discusses some initial findings from interviews with relevant stakeholders. With BESiDE, we want to be able to make sure the care homes of the future better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life.

McIntyre, Lesley J. 2014. Care Homes: How can the building better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life? Access Today, Journal of the Access Association.

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