Design

Design Decisions: Fueling a rehab revolution

Design Decisions: Fueling a rehab revolution

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Albemarle Health & Rehabilitation Center gives patients access to high-tech equipment and top-shelf amenities

Design Decisions: Celebrating car culture

Design Decisions: Celebrating car culture

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A few years ago, the United Auto Workers eyed the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township, MI, north of Detroit, as the potential site for a community center. Given the property's history and the rich car culture of the region, it seemed like a place to park it.

Integrative design and 3-D modeling protects developers

Integrative design and 3-D modeling protects developers

The process must begin early with a three-way dialogue during initial project planning which includes client, architect and builder.

Home sweet home — in the right mood

Home sweet home — in the right mood

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Moving is always exciting to me. This isn't because I enjoy the stressful process of apartment hunting and packing my life away into boxes like a real-life game of Tetris, because, let's face it, I don't.

Into the woods

Into the woods

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I might not be the best advertising for it, but a new study confirms what I have suspected in my gut — nature is good for you. And that definitely includes seniors.

Rehab amid the treetops

Rehab amid the treetops

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Post-surgical patients at a 140-year-old organization can bathe themselves in healing, natural light as they engage in therapy.

Reinventing rehab

Reinventing rehab

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SNFs have increased their presence in rehab for years, and now many need to replace, restore or otherwise reinvigorate their programs.

A 'repurposing' focus

A 'repurposing' focus

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Renovating a 20-year-old facility in West Texas takes more than fresh paint and new furnishings — it's a transformation into a modern center

New senior living leader at Hord Coplan Macht

New senior living leader at Hord Coplan Macht

Glen Tipton, FAIA, has joined the Baltimore-based Hord Coplan Macht firm as a leader in the Senior Living practice

Avante Group partners with Virginia Tech

Florida-based Avanté Group announced a partnership with Virginia Tech's School Architecture and Design interior design program to improve the look of residential healthcare facilities,

'Happy days' here again

'Happy days' here again

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Georgia memory care unit uses 1950s-era design elements to cheer residents with reminders of what the local community once was

Mohawk Group's ColorSpace delivers full spectrum of design options

Mohawk Group's ColorSpace delivers full spectrum of design options

Mohawk Group recently introduced ColorSpace. This new line of vibrant fiber colorways offers a customizable palette of more than 218 color choices.

When to hope for a naked intruder

When to hope for a naked intruder

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I've already written about it being a blessing and a curse to work in long-term care because we know so much about aging and what happens to our bodies as we age. And because I know what is happening, there are just some things I really don't want to see. OK, so here's my latest beef.

Designing senior living environments for tomorrow

Designing senior living environments for tomorrow

The most difficult part of moving to a senior healthcare community is making the decision to live there. When designing for the wellness and health of seniors, you need to appeal to not only the seniors, but to their adult children.

Strive to integrate assisted living into care continuum at retirement communities

Strive to integrate assisted living into care continuum at retirement communities

There should be a seamless transition between levels of care in continuing care retirement communities.