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.
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In mid-2011, discussions began regarding how to improve the environment in a secure area of a care center servicing dementia residents. This wing includes two halls of resident rooms: one being part of the original 1983 build, the other an addition in 1994. In 2006, a renovation was completed merging the two halls to make an enlarged 50-bed secure wing. #BestPractices #FriendshipHouse #FriendshipHouseatRoyalOaks #DesignforAgingKnowledgeCommunity #DFAR12 #RoyalOaks #DFA #ToddandAssociatesInc #CaseStudies #SpecialProjects