This design guide has been assembled with the emphasis on deinstitutionalizing the personal care home. The hope is to reduce the negative outcomes typically associated with models of care that rely upon older traditional standards. We need to support a change in culture and the way we think about providing care. A small house model changes the philosophy, architecture, and organizational hierarchy of a facility and decisions made
can be supported through Evidenced Base Design (EBD) to provide a higher quality of life and overall better care for the residents who live in these models. This study will help the designer understand how the small house
model concepts can be adapted from a small rural single storey “cottage” with 12-15 residents to multi story structure with 120 plus residents