Attention to interior design in health care settings is always important because of how the design and layout of a space can influence efficiency and safety as well as affect the comfort level of an individual in need of care. In long-term care facilities there is the added challenge for interior designers to make these spaces be both effective health care environments and feel like home to the residents that live there.
The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario created a Long-term Care Home Design Manual in February 2015 which discusses and makes recommendations regarding all areas of a long-term care facility from personal spaces to nursing work spaces to dining areas and bathrooms.
This resource can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/1MpTQid
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