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Design for Aging & Healthcare Facilities: Maximizing Health Through Informed Design: An Evidence-Based Design (EBD) Approach (Virtual)

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“We shape our buildings and , thereafter, they shape us (W.C.).” In fact, physical environments are one of the most obvious and enduring reflections of our collective values and priorities that continuously influence the experiences and behaviors of all who encounter and engage with them. This is especially important to consider in senior, health and care settings. Join us for a discussion with Addie Abushousheh, gerontologist and research associate at the Center of Health on the use of an evidence-based design (EBD) process that provides a foundation for outcome-oriented decision-making.

During this session, designers will benefit from learning to treat the design of the built environment as a modifiable risk factor and leverage the evidence-based design process for planning and designing senior, health and care communities to improve outcomes for all residents and patients, especially for aging populations and those living with dementia who are disproportionally negatively affected by unsupportive environments.

This session is co-hosted with the BSA’s Healthcare Facilities Knowledge Community

Resources from meeting

The Center for Health Design