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EFA 2013: Making space for hospice in the care continuum

April 11, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor
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Continuing care trends are increasingly involving hospice within the whole care campus, instead of tucking away the hospice in a stand-alone building in a proverbial corner of finality.

Assisted living 2013: On the upswing

April 10, 2013  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Two top industry executives share their insights on assisted living’s climate and trends. Assisted living survived the economic downturn and the collapse of the housing market intact and it is geared up and ready to continue moving forward.

EFA 2013: Designing for daily life with dementia

April 9, 2013  |  Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Design
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You can’t design one facility that’s perfect for meeting the needs of all dementia residents, says Retreat Healthcare’s Lena Smith. But understanding the disease, its forms and the various stages can help inform spaces that are adaptable and sensitive to...

Silent locks & access control in LTC

April 8, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor
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As LTC design spaces become more “open,” access control becomes a much more important part of LTC facility strategy. 

Conference keynote: What makes your residents happy?

April 8, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor
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Sunday’s Environments for Aging keynote speaker Margaret Wylde, president and CEO of ProMatura Group, urged architects and designers to re-examine what they think older residents want out of their living communities. Hint: It’s not bocce ball or bingo.

The impact of the aging population on acute care facilities

March 14, 2013  |  Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor, Healthcare Design
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How is senior-centric care changing the way hospitals are designed? Anne DiNardo, senior editor of our sister-publication Healthcare Design, asks two design experts about the impacts of geriatric care on the rest of the care chain in this sneak-...

A natural haven: Citation of Merit winner Haven Hospice Custead Care Center, Orange Park, Fla.

March 1, 2013  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone
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This fourth of four Environments for Aging Citation of Merit winners features a connection to nature as the inspiring force for its designers.

Nurturing individual growth: Citation of Merit winner Good Shepherd Cottage at Santa Teresita, Duarte, Calif.

February 28, 2013  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone
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This third of four Environments for Aging Citation of Merit winners drew on its mission to serve the elderly to achieve beautiful results in the design and construction of a new assisted living residence.

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Inviting and inclusive: Citation of Merit winner Cosby Spears High Rise, Atlanta

February 27, 2013  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone
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This second of four Environments for Aging Citation of Merit winners demonstrates how a main-floor renovation transformed a public housing complex.

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Fostering physical, spiritual potentials: Citation of Merit winner Camphill Elder Initiative for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Ghent, N.Y.

February 27, 2013  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone
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This first of four Environments for Aging Citation of Merit winners has created a community where developmentally disabled adults live among independent residents, allowing for social interactions unlike those of other developments.

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2013 Citation of Merit winners: Celebrating excellence in LTC design

February 26, 2013  |  Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief
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The Environments for Aging annual design issue showcases the latest trends and best practices in senior housing and long-term care design. Congratulations to this year's Citation of Merit winners, four projects recognized for excellence in design with a...

LED lighting in senior living: Friend or foe?

February 26, 2013  |  Carol Reitter Elia, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP
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Although natural light is preferred as much as possible in senior living, artificial lighting is necessary.  So is the latest technology the best? 

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