A recipe for a complicated nursing home renovation: Take one facility that hasn't been updated in 45 years, add a strict budget and keep residents on site throughout the project. Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena, WI, recently completed exactly this type of complex renovation. The 124-bed facility, located about 30 miles north of Madison, had not been significantly renovated since opening in 1966. The facility needed upgrades for compliance and to enhance quality of life elements, such as adding more dining areas and private bathrooms.
Georgia memory care unit uses 1950s-era design elements to cheer residents with reminders of what the local community once was
Facility features coax residents out of their rooms, emphasizing an enjoyable atmosphere and allowing wandering of the grounds.
When Grancare Nursing Center owner and administrator Donna Zunker began envisioning a new rehab wing, she wanted more than a new addition.
Greystone Healthcare Management unveils an upscale rehabilitation center that could be a game-changer for the post-acute care sector.
With open but secure spaces designed to heighten the senses, a new senior care community promotes dignity in memory care.
Claridge Court is the latest Lifespace community to redesign its facility toward the Six Dimensions of Wellness to promote residents' health
Built on the same footprint as a Baltimore sports landmark, a new Green House home draws cheers from staff and residents alike
A new Touchstone community in Texas offers state-of-the-art care that focuses on dignity, choice to bring residents together
When a skilled nursing facility more than doubles in size — but adds only 20 beds — and switches to a brand new model of care, one could reasonably expect some growing pains.
Developers of the Households at Levindale show they knew how to see things differently when designing their skilled nursing facility.
An intergenerational campus infused with a French flair makes this skilled nursing community in southern Indiana like none other.
Unexpected twists took Maryland CCRC leaders in a direction they didn't plan on — and it has paid off in increased resident satisfaction.
One facility's new wandering garden assists caregivers by ensuring residents don't get lost while exploring the space's sights and sounds.
Care that is provided 'with a servant's heart' makes Westover Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare special for inpatients and outpatients.
A new multi-faith chapel at one Florida continuing care retirement community provides enlightenment for believers and non-believers
Expanding occupancy in a finite amount of lot space occurs in a downtown six-story high rise that overlooks the heart of the city.
Seemingly small changes to a garden patio have a huge impact on the residents and their caregivers at one California nursing home.
Operator places rehab unit near the entrance to motivate workers, provide ease-of-use for residents and to entice prospective clients
Canyon Valley Memory Care builds on the Arizona landscape to create personalized and familiar care that is both relaxing and stimulating
The Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans' Nursing Home honors residents by respecting and promoting their past, and protecting their future.
A new dining area overhaul helps residents enjoy the pleasures of an upscale restaurant experience without ever leaving the building.
Sam Swope Masonic Homes of Kentucky combines the state's culture and evolving care models while quadrupling facility size.
It's hard to miss the enormous V-shaped, 18-floor high-rise northeast of Cincinnati's downtown area. And that's just how the owners and construction engineers of the upscale Stratford at Kenwood like it.
The only CCRC in Nassau County, New York, has numerous amenities and comfortable public spaces for residents
A new dementia unit at a CCRC in Massachusetts has helped residents feel more relaxed and at home in their surroundings
All these 'exes' live in Texas—at Longhorn Village, a new retirement community influenced and occupied by University of Texas alumni
A new long-term care dialysis unit offers a calm, restorative atmosphere with a nature-oriented theme and enhanced lighting
A design team takes on a new Pennsylvania facility, creating a look of harmony and warmth—and with a price tag that fits the budget
Architects employ adaptable low-income housing to address the changing trends in senior living and care at Carroll Village
Blending a newly acquired nursing facility into an upscale senior living community was a major challenge. Here's how they did it...
A small not-for-profit facility in North Dakota undertakes a massive makeover in order to provide a better quality of life for its residents
An interior designer with a background in high-end home design brings his attention to detail and love of beauty to skilled nursing
An established senior living provider opens a modern building with classic touches in a historical neighborhood in suburban Chicago
The AAHSA Idea House allows convention participants to experience firsthand how technology and design work together to improve care
A county-run skilled nursing facility in Illinois receives some long-overdue refurbishments with a resident-centered approach
Large lobbies can intimidate first-time visitors, but clever interior design can trim the spaces down to a more manageable size
Architects and builders overcome troublesome zoning regulations to build a unique facility on one of Washington D.C.'s main thoroughfares
On its 90th anniversary, a New York facility remodels an outdated building and builds a wing, carefully melding the old with the new
A CCRC in the Midwest captures the luxury and charm of a New England hotel with thorough planning and clever design
Seattle's first new CCRC in three decades features high-end urban living, modern conveniences and truly adaptive care
It won't be long before residents of Island Nursing and Rehab Center get their hands dirty in their newly planted Garden Of Hope.
An Ohio assisted living and skilled nursing facility uses clever design and construction techniques to more rapidly build its community
The winners of AAHSA's 'Last Designer Standing' competition share their secrets to creating an attractive and functional resident room.
A Washington state facility has become the first in the country to become LEED® certified, a sign of its environmental commitment.
A Texas facility thinks environmentally, even enlisting the help of its residents. Savings on energy costs are now on track to reach 15%
Because of a scarcity of land, one Chicago nursing home turns to its roof for garden space. Residents tend to a variety of plants and flowers
The symbol of Saint Camillus de Lellis, patron saint of nurses and gamblers, is a large, red cross, and that was the former shape of St. Camillus health center near Milwaukee.
One of the largest CCRCs in the country, Friendship Village located in Schaumburg, IL, offers something for seniors at all stages of life.
From 'Nightmare on Elm Street' to the streets of New Delhi, a New Jersey facility receives a cultural makeover to become a success story