Homelike Environment

Assisted living residents say 'homelike' setting not so important

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, assisted living residents might not place a high value on how "homelike" their surroundings are, suggest findings out of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

Proposed Life Safety Code updates encourage more homelike environments

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Updated fire safety regulations could encourage more home-like healthcare environments while increasing security to safeguard against wandering, according to a proposed rule announced Monday.

Bottom to top upgrade

Bottom to top upgrade

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Flooded by Hurricane Sandy, a 10-story Brooklyn facility renovated from basement to rooftop, improving its look and storm-proofing.

Spiritual spaces

Spiritual spaces

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Designers of worship, meditative and hospice spaces must meet the varied needs of different religious backgrounds while creating a neutral area of reflection.