Senior Environments

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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Pet Therapy and Elder Care: A Winning Combination

Frequent contact with pets has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, enhance mood, and boost feelings of interest and enthusiasm. Read More »

7 Steps to Better Disaster Preparedness in Your Long-Term Care Facility

A little planning can go a long way when you’re faced with an emergency. Read More »

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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Plugging in

Powering on in a nursing home means meeting fire safety codes designed to keep residents safe, but compliance isn’t always easy or cheap for residents trying to make their space a comfortable, functional home. 

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