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Design for Aging


Latest Discussion Posts

  • We are currently seeking articles for Blueprints for Senior Living on sustainability. Articles could feature structures and/or using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting...

  • Interesting. There are programs in place such as one developed by a Senior Housing developer "Eskaton" - http://www.eskaton.org/livable-design.html Eskaton Livable Design Resources for Home...

  • Having spent the last six years of my USDA Forest Service career on the regional Accessibility Team with a wheel chair buddy, I discovered the lifelong concern I have for disabilities. Being a senior I am very interested in the vast majority of seniors...

  • Hello, I am a research analyst with Sheridan College in Ontario Canada and we are exploring the idea of creating a program for architects and designers (and potentially others who are involved in designing or renovating for an aging population)...

  • From room service, to restaurants, to “on the road” concepts including breakfast in bed, snack carts, and happy hours, we are interested in how these and other dining concepts are being applied architecturally and operationally in your...

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Announcements

  • 2015 State of the Art of Person-Centered Care Benchmarking Survey

    It's been almost a decade since the last national survey explored how care communities are moving away from more traditional systems of care and adopting individualized care practices. Whether it's a change in how meals are served, daily routines, or an enhanced physical environment, the momentum for change is growing. Even CMS is looking to embed Person-Centered Care much more deeply in their regulations. It is time that we take stock of how care communities are adopting Person-Centered Care Practices. 

    Please tell us what you have been doing in this arena. Nursing homes that offer short and/or long term care and assisted living communities are invited to participate in the 2015 State of the Art of Person-Centered Care Benchmark Study. We are looking to recruit more than 2000 care communities, so we need your help!

  • Latest Version of Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment

    Since the Low Vision Design Committee was first convened in 2011 under the auspices of the National Institute of Building Sciences and with the support of the Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, this task force has stayed true to their initial objective. Their recent publication, Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment, is designed to inform the regulatory and design communities about the challenges experienced by low vision populations and to provide specific design recommendations regarding the visual environment in order to afford equal access to all facilities through universal design principles.

Community Blogs

  • I recently presented this topic to a group of caregivers in Williamsburg, Virginia. Yes, caregiving - as in what some of you may be doing right now while balancing your busy careers with caring for a loved one like an older parent, sibling, spouse...

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  • Wei Wu, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, Department of Construction Management, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30458. Email: wwu@georgiasouthern.edu , Tel: (912) 478-0542 The story went back to fall 2011. I received an email from a local...

  • Architects can design homes, but not families. We can only design spaces as stages for stories to take place. Likewise, the blueprint for senior living involves space planning for a safe environment, but a successful blueprint requires more than the...

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  • “Baby Boomers, the first of whom are now over 60 themselves, have adult children living at home not yet able to afford their own place. They also may have aging parents beginning to need care and a safer housing environment. Senior housing in an...

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