The conformity of anthropometric measurements of bathroom and bedroom designs for independent elderly at Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha (PSTW)* Budi Mulia I Jakarta in 2018

  • Bonardo Prayogo Hasiholan Department of Occupational Health and Safety Faculty of Public Health. Universitas Indonesia. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6320-0403
  • Indri Hapsari Susilowati Department of Occupational Health and Safety Faculty of Public Health. Universitas Indonesia. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9903-5331
  • Chandra Satrya Department of Occupational Health and Safety Faculty of Public Health. Universitas Indonesia.
Keywords: Anthropometric, Bathroom, Bedroom, Elderly’s design, Wardrobe

Abstract

Nowadays, most of the facilities that are available for the elderly are no different from those available for most adults, although they already have different levels of capacity and limitation. In average, the elderly go through 1 cm anthropometric size decrease per decade. This study is a descriptive study with quantitative approach conducted in elderly care owned by local government, which is aimed to find out the conformity between the anthropometric size and the dimension of the facilities available in bathrooms and bedrooms. This research focuses on Catelya House for women and Edelweiss House for men. It is found that the beds, wardrobes, and toilet facilities are still not in conformity with the anthropometric of elderly. The heights of 3 different bed designs in 2 houses are not proportional. Most of the wardrobes shelves are not proportional with the elbow height of elderly, as they are either too high or too low for the elderly. But the bathrooms design in Catelya and Edelweiss is quite proportional. Only the handrails in Edelweiss house are too far for elderly, which requires it to be redesigned in order to minimize the safety and health risks to the elderly. 

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Published
2019-05-31
Section
Architecture and Construction