Design

Building Sustainability in Your Facility

Reducing energy and resource usage isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your bottom line, too.

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Q&A: What to Know Before You Build or Renovate

Planning to renovate, expand or build a new facility? Read this first.

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Adjustable sink for sitting or standing

 European manufacturer Pressalit Care has devised a sink that can be raised or lowered after installation. 

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Personalized doors help residents with dementia to find their way

Door decals are giving a Canadian memory care facility a new look and helping residents with wayfinding and navigation.

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Shopping for good

 A Virginia resale boutique pledged $125k toward a memory care retrofit at an area senior living facility.

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Community through cohousing

The cohousing trend is gaining ground with seniors as a way to downsize and live with others but is an alternative to care facilities. 

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An integrated approach to memory care

Heritage Senior Living has developed a person-centered approach for memory care that is supported by physical surroundings. 

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Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk.

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NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves. 

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Sensory garden engages residents with dementia to touch, smell their surroundings

An Australian town has built a unique garden where visitors are encouraged to smell—and touch—the roses.

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