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.
Historically, hospice care center environments have been largely modeled after a typical skilled nursing facility with some additional lounge space provided for family use. The provider knew that there had to be an alternative to meet the needs of the patient and their family as they participate in the ultimate resident-centered care experience. Having been inspired by trends in the long-term care marketplace, the provider modeled their new care center after household designs more commonly used in memory care and resident/ family-centered solutions. #SpecialProjects #HavenHospice #CaseStudies #DFAR12 #AGArchitecture #DesignforAgingKnowledgeCommunity #HavenHospiceCusteadCareCenter #DFA #BestPractices