My husband and I visit New York City once or twice a year. Love the shows, love the atmosphere, love the restaurants, can’t wait to get home to my relatively bucolic environment. The last time...
Fresh nursing home design combines tradition, new ideas
May 01, 2023
After long mimicking the hospitality industry’s grand lobbies and communal spaces, long-term care designers are shifting to a “less is more” strategy.
Falls prevention through strategic design
Jan 05, 2023
Fall prevention is a constant concern for both the aging population and those caring for them. Not only can falls result in major injuries or even fatalities for the resident, but escalating fall rates...
Designers with a green thumb: Enhancing high-end senior care with biophilia
Dec 01, 2022
Recent trends indicate an increase in healthy living and mental well-being in environments with biophilic design elements. However, incorporating nature into interiors is more than just a trend — it...
Long gone is the nursing home
Aug 10, 2021
What do post-acute care centers look like in a post-pandemic world? I have been in post-acute healthcare since 1995, when I first operated a traditional “nursing home.” Back then, they were typically...
How COVID-19 is shaping the future of skilled nursing facility design
May 10, 2021
Most skilled nursing facilities were not designed to deal with crises like the coronavirus, though changes were made on the fly as the outbreak unfolded. More will follow in the years to come.
Providers applaud proposal that would direct federal agencies to study how facility design can reduce...
Nov 06, 2020
Proposed legislation that would require multiple federal agencies to develop best practices for designing senior housing facilities to reduce the spread of contagious diseases received high praise from...
Nursing home operators would improve quality of life, infection control by reexamining architectural...
Nov 05, 2020
Nursing home operators have an urgent need to reexamine their facility design models to better protect residents after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed flaws in current models, researchers argued in a new...
Upping the ante
Jun 08, 2018
Harbour’s Edge reinvests in property built in the 1980s to upgrade skilled nursing and rehabilitation segments.
Bewitching buildout at Salemtowne
May 08, 2018
Salemtowne’s major expansion is designed to provide nursing and a home. But it’s not a ‘nursing home,’ officials are quick to emphasize