Does Your Assisted Living Community Need a New Look?

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 31 August 2012

Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and wallpaper-free walls may be what today’s homebuyers are looking for, but you won’t find these features in every home on the market. Likewise, nursing homes and assisted living communities that were built in the 70s, 80s and even the 90s could probably use some renovations or upgrades in order to attract today’s selective boomer and senior buyers.

Enter RESCUE ME!, a contest announced at the Senior Living Info blog and sponsored by their sister publication, Environments for Aging. The contest judges (comprised of an advisory board and editorial team) are seeking proposals from organizations who could use some TLC in the following areas: resident rooms, dining venues, public spaces, and activity/wellness areas.

Per the blog post, submissions (which are due by September 14 and have no associated cost) “should include photos of the space, a floor plan, approximate budget, a narrative describing how the space is used and a wish list for the renovation.”

Designers, architects and senior living design experts will ultimately collaborate on the projects they select; the makeover winners will be revealed online (and likely some dramatic before and after photographs will be included as well).

Your turn: What new upgrades or updates could assisted living communities benefit from investing in?




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