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THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENTS

The environment plays a very important role in the quality of life of residents and patients in health-care facilities. We must remember that all elements in an environment should be used as therapeutic modalities. The environment is made up of people, furniture, décor, plants, animals, and equipment.

BENEFITS OF A THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT



ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
Promote quality of life, dignity, privacy, autonomy
Appropriate lighting, ventilation, sound levels, temperature
Adequate furnishings and space
Adequate supplies and equipment
Homelike, personalized environment
Accepting and positive atmosphere
Ask residents their opinion

SAMPLE THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENTS
Home Environments or Neighborhoods
Personalized Environments
SNOEZELEN or Multi-Sensory Environments
Eden Alternative™
Reminiscence Environments

More information on multi-sensory
environments here.


 
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