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'Home' in the Aged Care Institution: Authentic or Ersatz


Fay, R and Owen, C, 'Home' in the Aged Care Institution: Authentic or Ersatz, Proceedings AicE-Bs 2011 Famagusta, 7-9 December 2011, North Cyprus, pp. 33-43. ISSN 1877-0428 (2011) [Keynote Presentation]

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Recent health care transformations are driven by societal changes. Aged care institutions now place more emphasis on the design and management of the facility as a home. However, the meaning of home is contested. By analyzing one case study in the context of emerging ideas in the literature, this paper explores the construction of the institution as home. The study reveals attributes that are effective representations of home, but finds that the idea of home is often romanticized and trivialized. The paper argues that the making of home in an institution relies on the provision of privacy, autonomy and respect.

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Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Keywords:dementia; residential aged care facilities; nursing home; home; constructed environment; design
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Fay, R (Professor Roger Fay)
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Associate Professor Ceridwen Owen)
ID Code:77250
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2012-03-22
Last Modified:2018-03-15
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