chapter  11
Group Homes and Groups of Homes: Alternative Housing Concepts and Their Application to Elderly People with Dementia in Sweden
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The change of direction in social welfare and housing policies in Sweden has increased the demands for alternative community planning and housing design. Collective housing is a current topic of discussion in relation to the elderly, the severely disabled, and persons with chronic diseases. The design of the dwellings and the collective spaces varies from including a number of ordinary apartments connected with common spaces and facilities, i.e., a group of homes, to one large facility containing individual and common spaces, i.e., a group home.