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ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES

Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry.

Abstract
Many of the existing elderly care homes in Malaysia are lacking in terms of design consideration
to fulfil the requirements of seniors as they age further. Past literature on elderly care homes nevertheless, only
much focuses on the aspect of management and services, social health care program and facilities as well as
living arrangements suitability for the elderly residing in the elderly care homes. None, however, attempts on
discussing and determining the best practice guidance in terms of design preferences to fulfill ageing residentís
needs. This paper discusses on the design issues and challenges in current elderly care homes followed by
examination through the appearance and configuration of both the exterior and interior of the existing home
care. This is vital to establish appropriate design strategies in terms of architectural design layout involving the
quality of home environment in terms of living, emotional and facilities comfort whereas maintaining the
existing cultural values. This study adopts mixed methodology strategy framed by the interpretivism paradigm
approach in which all qualitative data were analyzed using hermeneutics and coding whilst the quantitative data
were examined using SPSS technique. Findings indicate that ageing residents much prefer home design with
proper contextual responsiveness, appropriate building envelope, suitable site planning with comfortable unit
dwellings space as well as suitable form making qualities. This paper is of benefit for future designers, builders,
developers and related authorities to improve the design quality of elderly housing in Malaysia in the aspect of
physical planning guidelines.

Key words: design preferences; elderly home care; ageing residents; elderly housing design


 
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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry. ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 699-709. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82


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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry. ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=3758 [Access: May 31, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82


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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry. ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 699-709. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82



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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry. ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES. JCR. (2020), [cited May 31, 2021]; 7(16): 699-709. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82



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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry (2020) ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES. JCR, 7 (16), 699-709. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82



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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry. 2020. ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 699-709. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82



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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry. "ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 699-709. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry. "ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.16 (2020), 699-709. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82



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Alice Sabrina Ismail, Roshida Abdul Majid, Fadhlina Ahmad Taufik, Norshahida Azili, Muhammad Nor Haziq Zamry (2020) ASSESSING THE DESIGN PREFERENCES OF AGEING RESIDENTS IN MALAYSIAN ELDERLY CARE HOMES. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 699-709. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.82