The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.
Strategies for Safer Senior Living CommunitiesThis resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >
Santa Teresita's project is a response to the vital need for new and better models of care for a growing elderly population. The "Rose Gardens at Santa Teresita" shifts from a medical model to resident centered care by creating "home" in a custom-designed cottage meant to be flexible for assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing. Founded by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, Santa Teresita provides care for the aging community and is motivated by a profound compassion and supported by a commitment to professional excellence. #SantaTeresita #DFA #DesignforAgingKnowledgeCommunity #SmithGroupJJR #BestPractices #DFAR12 #SpecialProjects #GoodShepherdCottage #CaseStudies