Architects Sleep Over in Senior Living for Design Direction

The idea was born in 2008, when David Dillard, a principal at D2 Architecture and part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), was managing over 75 employees, about 40 percent of which specialized in architecture for seniors. “The Sleepover Project” was his ...

 
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Senior Housing Trend Watch: Meet the “Granny Pod”

MedCottages are making headlines again. Also known as the granny pod, the idea for this emerging senior housing option came from a Virginia pastor.

According to this Washington Post article that proposes granny pods “could change elder care,” Rev. Kenneth ...

 
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Making Senior Living Design More Distinctive

The words senior living tend to conjure a certain image, and one that would come to the minds of most: a sprawling, brand new building with immaculate landscaping, perhaps a fountain out front.

Leslie Moldow expands on this theme in ...

 
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Texas Community for Seniors Embraces “Neighborhood” Design

Long hallways with doors lining both sides. Most people, unless raised in or lifelong residents of an urban apartment building, do not think of such an institutional design when they think of home.

The planners behind a new senior living ...

 
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Does Your Assisted Living Community Need a New Look?

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 ...

 
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Hotel or Assisted Living? Hospitality Tips from ALFA

Wondering about the latest trends in senior living development? To name a few, room service, red wine, golf carts, bandwidth, acoustics, inclusivity. To sum it up in two words, per this new article from the Assisted Living Federation of America ...

 
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Senior Living Trend Watch: The Evolution of Bathroom Design

Senior living providers are paying attention to bathroom design, and the focus is not on integrating modern colors and updated textiles. According to Trends in Senior Living, a new report shared by Thomas M. Lee of The Fox Group (California-based ...

 
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Think With Your Feet, Care Providers At Home and in Assisted Living

One out of three seniors (those over age 65) falls each year, per the CDC. More than 6.5 million have a severe visual impairment, with rates are predicted to double by 2030, per a study referenced on the American Federation of the Blind’...

 
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Design Trends in Senior Living

Though it should not be the whole basis for a senior care decision, previous posts on our blog have spoken to the femininity of design in many communities, and others have affirmed the importance of design that goes beyond pure ...

 
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University Students Design Retirement Community in Virginia

Architecture students from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech got a special assignment this year: design the retirement community of the future.

In the Roanoke Times, Sarah Bruyn Jones details a research partnership between Friendship Retirement Community, a Roanoke ...

 
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