Comparative Design Evaluation of Dementia Support Facilities in Victoria from the Perspectives of Carers

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    Chau, Hing‐wah
    Newton, Clare
    Woo, Catherine Mei Min
    Wang, Jiayi
    2018 Conference Papers
    Architectural Science: Architecture, Design and Environment
    Conference Papers


This paper presents an ongoing study of a comparative design evaluation of three residential facilities for people with dementia in Victoria from the perspectives of the employed carers. Through photo elicitation and interviews with carers, the aim of this evidence-based research is to identify desirable characteristics of dementia support facilities for the delivery of care for residents in Victoria. The three facilities are evaluated in terms of scale, sightlines, domestic kitchen accessibility, homely atmosphere, wayfinding and colour contrast, toilet design, as well as access to outdoor space. The significance of this project is to identify key design factors that can promote the quality of life and wellbeing of residents in dementia support facilities.


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