A variety of senior living and multifamily projects recently completed and on the boards have brought to our attention a growing trend in unit design – smaller apartments. For the senior population the decision to move to an Independent Living environment involves the willingness to part with their homes in exchange for a space that is more manageable in size, but in turn is connected to a variety of easily accessible amenities.
At AG, design is not about our own style and architectural agenda. Design inspiration emerges from teamwork, research, and building consensus around the “right” idea. We believe in working with our clients to develop an architectural vocabulary that best suits their organizational needs, a design that creates an environment where their residents can thrive.
When a family makes the difficult decision to move their loved ones into a Skilled Nursing facility, they want to know that there are home-like amenities that create a sense of comfort and familiarity. This transition can be difficult, but recent changes in the 2012 Life Safety Code are making it easier to design resident-centered spaces that provide a home-like setting.
When considering the aging process and anticipating our long-term quality of life, how many people look forward to the idea of living in a nursing home? While the original nursing homes were places where small groups of people resided, the 1960s brought a more institutionalized model into existence. That increasingly unappealing model dominated the marketplace for decades.