Alzheimer’s Residents and the Built Environment: A Spatial Analysis of Care Facilities

dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Debra
dc.contributor.authorWithey, Sydney
dc.contributor.departmentInterior Design.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College - Honors Programen
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-16T14:33:16Z
dc.date.available2024-05-16T14:33:16Z
dc.date.copyright2024
dc.date.issued2024
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this inquiry was to identify the contributing factors of the physical environment that residents with Alzheimer’s disease are housed in by evaluating models of care facilities; further, projected results will aid in understanding their effects on health and resident experience to make recommendations for improvements. The facility an Alzheimer’s resident is housed in contributes to their well-being and quality of life, especially as there is no pharmacological cure or prevention for Alzheimer’s disease. Plan-EAT analysis is employed to analyze six long-term care facility types to understand the baseline for memory care layout planning. The results of analysis were used to develop a proposed facility plan, utilizing high-scoring characteristics, and rectifying low-scoring characteristics. The proposed facility plan demonstrates the ability to design a memory care facility that best supports the direct abilities and needs of Alzheimer’s residents by prioritizing visual access, movement & engagement, and social interaction.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/12693
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access
dc.subjectInterior design.
dc.subjectAlzheimer's disease.
dc.subjectLayout planning.
dc.subjectMemory care.
dc.subjectLong term care facility.
dc.titleAlzheimer’s Residents and the Built Environment: A Spatial Analysis of Care Facilities
dc.typeThesisen

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
Sydney_Withey_HonorsThesis.pdf
Size:
16.45 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Thesis
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
Sydney_Withey_HonorsCollegeAgreementForm.pdf
Size:
44.68 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Honors College Agreement Form

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.87 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: