The National Investment Center for the Seniors and Care Industry (NIC) recently released it’s study that can help operators better understand the relationship between the environments they provide and how they impact their residents was the winning paper in the 2008 Seniors Housing & Care Journal. The paper, entitled “A New Tool for Evaluating Senior Living Environments,” was written by Susan Rodiek, Ph.D., NCARB, Ronald L. Skaggs Professorship in Health Facilities Design, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University.
The study shows that the quality of physical environment has a direct relationship on the quality of life, the satisfaction of the staff and the general appeal of the market. While these results may seem logical, the author attempts to demonstrate an ability to measure the conditions and the impact on the environment.
For more information on the study, see the press release on the award winning study.