The Death Of the Nursing Home: Improving Senior Housing
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This paper will focus on the Christopher Alexander identified pattern: Old People Everywhere (ALEX). The rising tide of senior citizens, the implications of solitude on health and wellbeing, and the increasing cost of housing in general, argue for the inclusion of the elderly within mixed-use, dense, and urban housing schemes. New housing models that suit a wide variety of age groups, including seniors are needed. A few basic design considerations are proposed in the following report.