As part of our “Home by Home – The architecture of residential social services for seniors focused on the ergonomics of provided care“ project, we had the unique opportunity to visit 50 elderly care facilities. These visits provided invaluable insights into what makes a place feel like a true home for its residents.
Our interactions with residents and staff highlighted the importance of common areas. These areas are more than just rooms; they are the heart of each home, where residents socialize, engage in activities, and create a sense of community.
We found that the satisfaction of older adults is closely tied to their environment. Comfortable, accessible and aesthetically pleasing spaces contribute significantly to their well-being and happiness.
This research has directly influenced the guidelines in our newly launched textbook. It is a resource for architects and planners to create more sensitive, functional, and comfortable environments for the elderly.
➡️ 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.