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PSYC 114 - Environment-Quality of Life Principles

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PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT Psychology of Aging Dr. Tina Camagna   Environment-Quality of Life Principles (for institutionalized older adults) Privacy  – A place of seclusion from family and visitors should be  provided, where the resident can be free from unauthorized intrusion. Socialization  – Opportunities for social exchange and interaction is  therapeutic – a time to share ideas, events, and life experiences.  New  friendships should be encouraged. Control, Choice, and Independence  – Opportunities for residents to  make choices and control events that influence outcomes. Orientation  – Foster a sense of orientation within the institution that 
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Unformatted text preview: reduces confusion and facilitates way-finding (e.g., use of color coding, signs with large print, interesting landmarks). • Safety and Security - An environment that ensures that each resident will sustain no harm or injury is paramount. • Aesthetics and Stimulation – A stimulating environment fosters awareness and pleasure, and combats boredom (e.g., pets, a garden or patio, paintings, etc.). • Personalization – Each resident’s room should be personalized with compelling intrinsic features of home. It should be marked as the property of a single, unique individual....
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