Use and Usability of Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly. An observation study in Gothenburg Sweden.
Journal article, 2011

To meet the demographic development, measures were initiated by the Swedish government entailing changed conditions for municipal eldercare, such as assisted living. Participant observation is used to study the daily use of common spaces in 14 assisted living units in Gothenburg. The results show examples where the current use diverges from the intended use and suggest diverging objectives and conflicts of use. The observations indicate that the degree of usability is determined by the physical environment itself in some cases, by the users and by changes in use in other cases, and by a combination of both in some cases.

satisfaction

aging population

flexibility

assisted living

effectiveness

accessibility

participant observation

efficiency

functionality

usability

Author

Morgan Andersson

Chalmers, Architecture

Göran Lindahl

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Inga Malmqvist

Chalmers, Architecture

Journal of Housing for the Elderly

0276-3893 (ISSN)

Vol. 25 4 380-400

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

DOI

10.1080/02763893.2011.621860

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Created

10/7/2017