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Hospitable Design for Healthcare and Senior Communities Albert Bush-Brown

Hospitable Design for Healthcare and Senior Communities

Albert Bush-Brown

Published October 15th 1991
ISBN : 9780471289227
Hardcover
263 pages
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(From the Foreword) Their central premise--that healthcare institutions must recognize two great human needs, our need for privacy and our need for membership through hospitable...design and services--is a reminder that the healthcare system weMore(From the Foreword) Their central premise--that healthcare institutions must recognize two great human needs, our need for privacy and our need for membership through hospitable...design and services--is a reminder that the healthcare system we are working to fix involves not only the physical but also the emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being of the individual. --Claiborne Pell U.S. Senator Bush-Brown and Davis have compiled an extraordinary and provocative synthesis of the lessons of nearly a quarter century of design for Older people and healthcare environments. Hospitable Design will be a benchmark resource for policy makers, operators, developers and architects. --William T. Eggbeer Vice President-Marketing Manor Healthcare Corp. It is not often that one finds a sensitivity to human needs and to empowerment on the part of those who concern themselves primarily with bricks and mortar. The authors, together with their collaborators, have done a splendid job and the book will be an invaluable resource for those who attempt to meet the explosive demographic needs of the coming decades. --Dr. Daniel Thursz, ACSW President The National Council on the Aging, Inc. Washington, D.C. For Hawaii, as for all diverse cultures with aging populations, this book proposes healthcare models that have profound therapeutic potential concerning the quality of life. --Robert C. Oshiro Chairman of the Board Queen Emma Foundation Bush-Brown and Davis have assembled a stimulating journey for us into the growing new world of healthcare and retirement environment, emphasizing the human dimension as much as the need for imaginative and rigorous design and financial and organizational structure. --Robert N. Butler, M.D. Chairman and Brookdale Professor Ritter Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City Adding life to years has always been the objective of rehabilitation medicine--this book suggests other exciting avenues to enhance these goals. --Mathew H.M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. Professor and Acting Chairman Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine New York University Medical Center