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A Review of the Research on the Psychosocial Supportive Environment of the Elderly Care Facilities

Fei Lian, Zhao Tong Zhao Tong

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Severe negativity and lack of social support threaten the health of older adults. The health and well-being of older adults can be enhanced by creating a psychosocial supportive environment by placing health-promoting environmental elements in the physical environment of an elderly care facility. Based on systematic literature collection and analysis, this paper summarizes the environmental design goals and environmental characteristics from three aspects: social support, emotional support and psychological coherence support, and analyzes the limitations of the social psychological support environment in the mechanism of action.


Caring facilities for the elderly; Psychosocial support; Environmental feature

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