Use and Usability of Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly. An observation study in Gothenburg Sweden.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Författare

Morgan Andersson

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Göran Lindahl

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Inga Malmqvist

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Journal of Housing for the Elderly

0276-3893 (ISSN)

Vol. 25 380-400

Styrkeområden

Building Futures

Ämneskategorier

Samhällsbyggnadsteknik

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DOI

10.1080/02763893.2011.621860