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Catherine Wescott

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  • Comment on: Diakonie Church and Nursing Home by Baumschlager Eberle, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Catherine Wescott's comment 19 October, 2010 1:55 pm

    I have researched a nursing home for five years and am desperate to tell those who design nursing homes that a perfect design for a nursing home would be to have a soundproofed inner circle with children playing (nursery perhaps) with chairs situated around the outer circle so that the elderly have constant entertainment and if acceptable, could build relationships with the children. Families would feel happy to have their children with their grannies and it would stimulate the granny and allow her to play more of a 'family' role. It's just a thought, and needs tons of discussion as there will be lots of pros and cons, but these poor 'oldies' are dying of boredom in these places and I have noticed that young children have no bias when it comes to the elderly. Just a thought, but one that keeps coming back to me!

    Regards

    Catherine Wescott