Design

Study links environmental characteristics to apathy in dementia residents

A new Penn State study found that the more stimulating a senior living environment was, the less apathy a resident with dementia had.

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Senior housing a hot market: Report

Senior living is expected to be the second-most active segment of the multifamily housing area over the next three years, and trends related to older adults will be shaping real estate efforts for years to come, according to a new report.

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Stolen artwork was adorning assisted living resident’s walls

Residents of an assisted living community may not have recognized the artwork hanging on a fellow resident’s walls, but the three paintings had been hidden from the Allies during World War II and subsequently found their way into the United States.

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Top 10 articles of 2014

Quality improvement, staffing, regulatory and operational design issues were among the hot topics for the brand’s readers, website visitors and social media friends and followers in 2014.

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SAGE announces new board members, officers

The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Enironments has elected new board members and officers.

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CCRCs: Navigating rough financial waters

So, you built it, and they haven’t come (yet). How will you parlay your continuing care retirement community (CCRC) investments? Financial experts and long-term care CEOs provide tips on how to keep your CCRC in the black.

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Play to your strengths: Lessons from a CCRC expansion project

The master planning process behind the $61 million expansion of Aldersgate in Charlotte, N.C., took an exhaustive look at all options, with many voices, before deciding to “embrace the space.”

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Environments for Aging names remodel/renovation competition winners

This year's Environments for Aging Remodel/Renovation competition focused on resident amenities. Check out the winning project and see who was a finalist.

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Designing tomorrow’s senior environments

A roomful of experts in senior living environments, architecture and interior design, editors from Long-Term Living, Environments for Aging and Healthcare Design, and Vendome Group’s conference planners gathered in Baltimore with a daunting task: choosing the very best submitted educational sessions for the 2015 Environments for Aging Conference. If your site or chain is mulling over a new construction or renovation project, the conference could be your #1 learning opportunity.

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Design guidelines aim to assist those with dementia, sight loss

New design guidelines from the Thomas Pocklington Trust and University of Stirling in the United Kingdom seek to enable those with dementia and sight loss to remain as independent as possible in seniors housing or at home.

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