Design

Memories of home

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »

The new look of senior living

A forecast the 2017 senior living design trends, as determined by experts at the third annual Senior Living Design Symposium. Read More »

Value-driven senior living design

What values are driving the design of today’s senior living communities? Linden Wood Village is an example of how senior living communtities can balance amenities and variety with safety and security, all while being good neighbors. Read More »

Memory care facility for people with Down syndrome opening in 2017

A first-of-its-kind memory care facility is designed specifically for people with developmental disabilities. At least one of every two people with Down syndrome will develop some type of dementia as they age.  Read More »

Blue skies for senior living

Views of nature are healthy, and one company has found a way to brings the sunrises and sunsets indoors. Read More »

Pat Summitt clinic designed for dementia

The new Alzheimer’s clinic, named for the Lady Vols Head Coach, sports dementia-friendly design. Read More »

Helping low-income seniors with disabilities age in place

New research suggests the key to helping dual-eligible seniors stay at home—and stay healthy—begins by speaking with, not to, seniors. Read More »

Building for medical care and amenities

In the eternal battle to win over move-ins, senior housing relies on design to support both quality medical care and hospitality amenities. Read More »

Doctors setting up shop at CCRC

Novant Health family medicine clinic broke ground at a planned retirement community in Bolivia, N.C. Pine Forest Planation will have a 50-acre health and wellness community to appeal to potential residents who value close access to medical care.  Read More »

A $47M CCRC modern overhaul

A Kansas retirement complex is building, renovating and upgrading its campus to meet changing consumer needs and stay competitive in the marketplace. That means adding more independent living, a new memory center, common area space and a rehab center.  Read More »

Welltower’s new high-rise promises high life in Manhattan

Welltower’s “Manhattan Project” is banking on the concept of high-service, high-rise senior living right in the middle of Midtown and the Upper East Side. Read More »

Luxury senior community groundbreaking in Kansas City, Mo.

The Tiffany Springs Senior Community is scheduled to have 300 residential units across the continuum of care as well as high-end facilities and amenities. It is expected to open in summer 2017.  Read More »

Mass. VA builds park for veterans with Alzheimer’s

A new park next to a Boston-area Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a serene and secure space for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia to roam.  Read More »

Eden Alternative’s Bill Thomas joins Mainstreet

The investment firm's healthcare arm taps one of the country’s most famous senior care culture change gurus. Read More »

Designed to engage

Create a senior living community that is resident friendly, beautiful and functional by considering how the space might be used and adapted today and tomorrow. Read More »

Study: Seniors in subsidized housing have poorer vision

Compared to the rate of visual impairment in the general older adult population, seniors living in subsidized housing have considerably worse vision. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

SAGE announces new board members, officers

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

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. Read More »

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.” Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

Alzheimer’s Foundation, architects collaborate on designs for dementia

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. Read More »

Landscape architecture contest seeks senior living designs

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

Survey reveals senior living wishes of prospective residents

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

A small house can mean a big difference, speakers say

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. Read More »