Therapeutic gardens in residential care facilities

Scott, T. and Pachana, N. (2007). Therapeutic gardens in residential care facilities. In: 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Geelong, Vic., Australia, (372-372). 13 November 2007.


Author Scott, T.
Pachana, N.
Title of paper Therapeutic gardens in residential care facilities
Conference name 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference
Conference location Geelong, Vic., Australia
Conference dates 13 November 2007
Proceedings title 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Basingstoke, U.K.
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Publication Year 2007
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISSN 0004-9530
Volume 59
Issue Supp.1
Start page 372
End page 372
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Despite a desire to ‘age in place’ the number of older adults accommodated in aged care facilities in Australia is rapidly increasing (from 27,400 to 147,700 in the last two decades; ABS, 2003). The residents of aged care facilities have considerable recreational hours available. Some viewed their ‘forced’ leisure activities as having little value to them (Hill & Relf, 1982). Horticulture therapy activities increased participant engagement (Powell et al., 1979), and provided important therapeutic benefits such as visual, olfactory, and auditory stimulation (Kwack, Relf, & Rudolph, 2004). The benefits of therapeutic gardens are numerous and include opportunities for exercise, social exchange, intellectual stimulation, emotion regulation, and reminiscence.
Subjects 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing

 
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