Homes for older people
KEY POINTS: x Because of other available accommodation, the people needing
care are increasingly inﬁrm x There is a need for activities for residents other than watching TV
Contents 1 Main elements of the plan 2 Relationship between elements of the plan 3 Planning allowances 4 Planning examples 5 Room data and space requirements 6 Building equipment and fittings 7 Furniture 8 Bibliography
1 MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE PLAN
1.1 Introduction The design of homes for old people should create a homely, comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The importance of avoiding an institutional character is stressed in most design guides and instructions to architects.