Care and Design

are inter-related and inter-dependent ~ the design of a building affects the care that is given, whether in a care home, nursing home, (extra care) sheltered housing or indeed in peopleís own homes. The Lifetime Homes movement is based on this premise.

Design and Care
Care and Design

is a brief summary of design guidelines (for care professionals and architects) and can be downloaded from the questionnaire.

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Topics covered include:-

  •  models of care

  •  footprints of buildings

  •  progressive privacy

  •  residentís rooms in care homes

  •  integrated care schemes

  •  design for people with dementia 

  •  design criteria for older people (which are often higher than mobility criteria)

I can offer an expert service for:

  •  design review of homes
  •  assessment of suitability for future needs of older people 
  •  assessment of suitability for caring for people with dementia
  •  options for improvement and development 
  •  work with architects to ensure plans reflect the design requirements of elderly people 
  •  ideas and visions for the future
  •  briefing for new homes
  •  verification that plans incorporate latest thinking
  •  compliance with regulations
  •  technology and communication systems (alarms, call systems)
I have been involved in the following design publications

The design of residential care and nursing homes for elderly people.
Centre for Accessible Environments and NHS Estates (Health Facilities note 19)

Lifetime Homes. Joseph Rowntree foundation

Remodelling Sheltered Housing. Housing 21

Design guide for new build accommodation for older people. Abbeyfield 

Care Homes for older people, a briefing and design guide, Judith Torrington. 
E&FN Spon

A Better Home Life: a code of good practice for residential and nursing home care. Centre for Policy on Ageing

Please contact me  for further information

Richard Hollingbery,  1 Lower Wardown, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4NY

Tel & Fax: 01730 267 262,       mobile: 078 089 54 693