An Analysis on the Living Environment of the Group-homes for the Elderly with Dementia in Gyeonggi Province

노인요양공동생활가정의 생활환경 실태분석

  • Received : 2014.04.03
  • Accepted : 2014.05.15
  • Published : 2014.06.30


The main purpose of this study is to examine the situations of the group-homes for the elderly with dementia and clarify the problems of them. This study investigate the actual conditions of the living environment of the group-homes for the elderly with dementia. 11 group-homes were surveyed in Sungnam, Goyang and Paju cities, Gyeonggi province. Data were collected through various ways including interview with facility operators, plan collection, and photo-takings. The results of this study are as follows; 1) With the introduction of long term care insurance in 2008, the increase of the demand and supply to group-home will be expected, due to less cost for recuperation. The care for the elderly in homelike atmosphere is effective to the elderly with dementia. 2) 3~4 persons per room is common in Korea. But the area for 3~4 persons per room is not proper to support the elderly's behavior. The adjustment of the area of each space is demanded. 3) The present living environments of group-homes for the elderly with dementia leave much room for improvement, considering the physical condition of the elderly.


Group-homes for the Elderly with Dementia;Architectural Characteristics;Living Environment;Aging-in-place


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