chapter  22
6 Pages

Homes for older people

WithIan Smith (updated by David Littlefield)

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.