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Designing tomorrow's senior environments

August 19, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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...

Design guidelines aim to assist those with dementia, sight loss

June 18, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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.

Alzheimer’s Foundation, architects collaborate on designs for dementia

June 18, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Two leading long-term care groups have joined efforts to create a best practices guide for building and designing residential and care spaces for those living with dementia.

Landscape architecture contest seeks senior living designs

June 10, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The second annual Landscape Architecture for Healthcare Communities awards program is open for submissions, and there's a category specifically for senior living communities.

Survey reveals senior living wishes of prospective residents

May 20, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A new survey provides some insights into how Americans select senior living communities for themselves or their loved ones.

A small house can mean a big difference, speakers say

May 12, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A senior living provider and general contractor share what they have learned through the process of building of five small house neighborhoods and delivering person-centered skilled nursing care. See the photo gallery, too.

Memory boxes? Forget about them

May 9, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Long-term care communities are moving away from using memory boxes as cuing tools for residents, experts say. Thankfully, they add, less expensive and more effective options exist.

Household dining yields lower costs, higher satisfaction

May 6, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A household dining model using satellite kitchens results in lower net costs for communities and an improved dining experience for residents, based on the experiences of one facility owner and operator.

Intimate by design

May 5, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Sex in nursing homes? You bet. How does your facility design support healthy residents' rights to intimacy and sexuality?

EFACon opening keynote: What's the recipe for the longest, happiest life?

May 5, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Forget the fictitious fountain of youth. Environments for Aging Conference opening keynote speaker Nick Buettner explores what it really takes to live the longest, healthiest life possible.

Functional programming aids person-centered care

May 4, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Functional programming is an ideal planning approach to use if your community wishes to make design changes as part of an operational move to a more person-centered approach to resident living, say speakers at the Environments for Aging Conference.

What seniors want

April 29, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Research highlights the interior features and community amenities most valued by older adults when it comes to their living spaces.


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