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Promoting the Health of Workers and Older Adults in Long-Term Care Homes Through Nature and Strategic Decision-Making

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  • Event Date: Apr 24, 2024 04:00pm - 05:30pm
  • Registration Opens: Jan 04, 2024 02:00pm
  • Registration Closes: Apr 24, 2024 03:00pm

This seminar will be presented in two parts. The first part of the presentation will highlight the relationships between the natural environment (e.g., vegetation, daylight, fresh air, sky, water, weather, and animals) and outcomes in long-term care homes, focusing on a recent mixed method investigation on the mental health and well-being of professional caregivers and the older adults they care for. The outcomes that will be discussed include work-related stress, burnout, and turnover intention, and responsive behavior. Practical implications derived from this study will present opportunities for future research and potential interventions to include in the development and renovations of long-term care homes. The second part of the presentation will highlight some of the factors that influence building delivery team decision-making in architectural design projects, and will begin to discuss why such factors might facilitate or restrict health promotion, including that of long-term care workers and residents, through building design.

While risk aversion in the design of long-term care homes aims to reduce harm, is it promoting health? How might building delivery be enhanced to promote the positive health of long-term care homes for workers, older adults, and the broader community?

Speaker 1: Dr. Peggy Chi, PhD, MLA, CSLA, OALA | Landscape architect and Postdoctoral Fellow at IHPME

Speaker 2: Sarah Hunter, M.Arch, B.A.S | PhD student at IHPME

These seminars are open to the public. This seminar will be held online. Zoom links will be sent in the confirmation email after you register.

For more information, contact Dr. Peggy Chi: [email protected].