Leaders in the senior living industry continue to look for ways to improve the lives of our ever-growing senior population. As these leaders focus on the future and take note of this specialized demographic, the approach to senior living design continues to evolve. Aspects of hospitality design are being applied in senior living communities in order to elevate the resident experience and infuse a vibrancy that supports an active lifestyle. And in skilled nursing, elements of residential design continue to be explored in order to ensure that residents who need an increasing level of care can receive that care in a comfortable environment that truly feels like home.
Real Projects for Real People is a mantra for supporting the continued growth and redevelopment of senior living communities in the New Economy. We’ve talked about Micro-strategies for Creatively Repositioning Your Campus, The Successful Completion of Bite-Sized Projects, Common Spaces that Enhance a Sense of Community, and The New Definition of IL. Tackling and successfully completing these projects require more than a committed team.
Intense programming to support efficient space planning has always been an integral part of the design process, but as providers look to elevate the senior living experience this critical step continues to receive more attention. This isn’t simply an issue of using space efficiently.