Our “Home by Home – The architecture of residential social services for seniors focused on the ergonomics of provided care“ project has shed light on an overlooked aspect of senior living: the importance of common areas. From dining rooms to relaxation areas, these spaces play a critical role in the daily lives of older adults.
During our research, conducted in collaboration with Delpsys and APSS, we discovered that well-designed common areas can significantly improve the quality of life for residents. They provide opportunities for social interaction, engagement in activities, and contribute to a sense of community.
Key elements of our design include accessibility, adequate natural lighting, and acoustics that minimize noise. These features not only ensure safety and comfort, but also create a welcoming environment where residents can thrive socially and emotionally.
Our findings are comprehensively detailed in our newly released textbook, which serves as a guide for architects and care providers. This resource is dedicated to creating community spaces that truly meet the needs and preferences of older adults.
➡️ The project “Home by Home – The architecture of residential social services for seniors focused on the ergonomics of provided care” (reg. no. TL05000226) was co-financed from the state budget by the Technology agency of the Czech Republic under the ÉTA Program.