Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation center in San Francisco is a long-term care facility with a diverse ethnic population of Caucasians, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. In February 2007 an art preference survey was conducted with fifty patients (duration of stay one to three years). Researchers found that nature images are popular with the long-term care residents, but rather than the element of escape which was so important in hospital in-patients, the long-term care patients valued the element of social interaction and association.
Poster Presentation at Society for Architectural Historians 2008
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