Healthcare hot topics in interior design 2012

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  • 1. healthcareHot topics in interior design Presented by Natalie Cooper, BID, ACEID, ARIDO Educator, IDC, IDEC, EDRA Professor, Interior Design Program School of Design | Fanshawe College DSN 4081 - Senior Seminar
  • 2. BIO education experiencenatalie m cooper volunteer area of specialty
  • 3. INTRODUCTION •NEWS •POLITICS •WORLD ECONOMY •WORLD HEALTH ISSUESWHERE DOES INTERIORDESIGN FIT INTO ALL OFTHIS?•UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF INTERIOR DESIGN•PUBLIC AWARENESS – WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE, SPATIAL INTERACTIONS, HEALTH, SAFETY, WELLBEING•HEALTHCARE – NOW / FUTURE•AGING: FACTS AND REALITIES•AGING IN PLACE, CARE FACILITIES, HOSPITALS
  • 4. INTRODUCTIONAGING IN PLACE (AIP)HOME DESIGN &AGINGCANADIAN PERSPECTIVESAND GLOBAL TRENDSCOLLABORATIVE DESIGN INAN AGING WORLD
  • 5. aging in place Reading from Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing, Malcolm Lewis Johnson Background / overview of aging in place as well as traditional and current care options from a global perspective •Challenges •Variations •Historical evolution •Gendered patternsCHALLENGES:• Rapid growth of older populations in most nations•People are living longer•Baby Boomers are less willing to leave their familial homes• Services (in general) available to createhealthy, safe, quality of life experiences•Responsibility of family members•Maintaining independence
  • 6. aging in place VARIATIONS •Social, political, economic implications that vary by country (province / state) •Geography – location, neighborhood programs and proximity / accessibility to care outside of the home •Health of the individual – careful consideration given to needs assessment •Economics – financial assistance, government or state subsidized programs •The role architects and designers can play – integration of local codes, regulations, social norms, family structures
  • 7. aging in place HISTORIC AL EVOLUTION •Cultural norms, traditions, religious practice – examples - China, and India •Responsibility of the family to support and foster the aging process •Evolution of home services GENDERED PATTERNS •Role of the female in the home •Females (statistically) living longer •Females account for the highest population of dementia and Alzheimers disease
  • 8. home design & aging•Interplay between aging and home design•Differences between the seven most rapidlyaging nations in the world(Brazil, China, India, Israel, Japan, Swedenand the United States) – sharing and learningfrom each other while preserving culturalintegrity•The role of technology•The importance of support and humaninteraction (and the variety of senior housingoptions)•What constitutes ‘good’ options forgeriatric-appropriate housing – design drivencare options and solutions
  • 9. home design & aging Consider typical zones in a residential dwellingEntry LaundryKitchen Living roomWashroom BedroomHow can design impact each of these spaces?How can design preserve culture and tradition?How can design best utilize technology inresidential spaces?
  • 10. canadian perspectives & global trendsSTATISTICS AND FACTS•We live in an aging world•According to the United Nations in 1950 olderpeople (over 65 years of age) made up 8% ofthe world’s population by2050 that number isestimated to rise to 21%That means an estimated two billion people• Is Canada prepared for this?•Will the elderly population in this country bewell cared for?•The aging population is migrating toward urbancenters•There is a strong desire for independence•More women working professionals•Retirement age – people are working later inlife
  • 11. canadian perspectives & global trendsSTATISTICS AND FACTSCare facilities in Canada are (retirementliving, assisted living, adult care facilities, etc.):•Costly•Not always available (more bodies than beds)•Designed to meet the individual and specific needsof the patient?•Growing education and research into aging•As Canadians age – many wish to AGE IN PLACE There are obvious pros and cons to this growing trend – interior design can be a catalyst for safe and healthy environments Healthcare design is a growing field
  • 12. collaborative design inan aging world •Products, ideas and information is being created and shared on a global level •Architects and designers have greater access to developing trends •Australia and Scotland are leading the way in research and design innovations for the aging population •Technology will continue to be a factor in innovative modern aging environments •Seniors across the world are getting involved and sharing information through email, websites and blogs – driven by a ‘quest for community’ (peer produced groups are producing suggestions and new ideas for standards and blueprints for optimal aging solutions) •A new hybrid – Local / Global solutions for aging
  • 13. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES journals:websites: Health & PlaceMovement in designed environments Journal of Aging and Social Policywww.edra.org/content/movement-designed- Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontologyenvironments Research On AgingEnvironment – gerontologywww.edra.org/environment-gerontology magazines:Age in Placewww.ageinplace.org Long Term Living www.ltlmagazine.com Environments for Aging Healthcare Designbooks:Home Design in an Aging World, Rosenfeld &ChapmanEnvironmental Psychology for Design, KopecAgeing and Place:Perspectives, Policy, Practice, Gavin & Philips
  • 14. REFERENCES Johnson, Malcolm Lewis. Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing. Cambridge University Press, 2005. Lasky, Julie. The New York Times. November 23, 2011. www.nytimes.com (accessed December 4, 2011). Rosenfeld, Jeffrey P. and Wid Chapman. Home Design in an Aging World. New York: Fairchild Books Inc., 2010. Wid Chapman Architects. Wid Chapman Architects. www.widchapman.com (accessed December 3, 2011).imageshttp://www.caregiverslibrary.org/caregiving-ministries/ministry-home/aging-research-article.aspxhttp://alzheimersinfo.info/how-is-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-diagnosed-doctors-to-see-and-tests-to-have/http://www.buffaloniagararealestatehomesales.com/category/real-estate-basics/home-improvement/http://observatorio-das-desigualdades.cies.iscte.pt/index.jsp?page=news&id=196http://www.sgh.com.sg/about-us/newsroom/News-Articles-Reports/Pages/1in3elderlyS%E2%80%99poreansnoteatingright.aspxhttp://www.sgh.com.sg/about-us/newsroom/News-Articles-Reports/Pages/1in3elderlyS%E2%80%99poreansnoteatingright.aspxhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/health/elderly_and_needy_told_they_will_have_to_use_their_savings_as_cost_of_receiving_care_soars_after_subsidies_scrapped_1_3685935http://www.physorg.com/news199361146.html