Senior housing is finally getting the attention it deserves through a unique partnership between medicine, construction, and academia. University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Architecture is collaborating with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to design residences that accommodate the needs of seniors. Those who benefit from their work to date include residents of Las Ventanas Senior Living Community in Summerlin.
Led by Dak Kopec, Associate Professor, Master of Healthcare Interior Design, and Attila Lawrence, Professor, Interior
The information below comes from Dr. Patrick Teefy, Cardiology Head at the Nuclear Medicine Institute University Hospital London Ontario
Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job, you’re really tired, upset and frustrated.
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately, you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.
You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
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