4 Characteristics of Standout Senior Living Designs

The pressure to meet local market demands while standing out from the senior living competition is becoming ever greater, leading to more diverse and dynamic building designs. Still, creating exceptionally innovative and impressive projects is a big challenge. The buildings that have succeeded can be valuable guides and inspirations for others. This just one reason […]

Movers & Shakers: Watercrest Names Memory Care Leader; Acts Appoints Regional VP

Watercrest Bolsters Memory Care Programming With Promotion Watercrest Senior Living Group has promoted Sheena Jeffries to work in the newly created role of engagement specialist. Jeffries first joined Watercrest in 2016 as a community memory care director. In her new role, she will provide support, training and help implement the company’s new memory care programming […]

Best Post-Acute Design of 2018: Gaining New Revenue with Hospitality-Inspired Upgrades

Patients and visitors might not immediately realize that Premier Place — a post-acute and skilled nursing center in Naples, Florida — is part of the adjacent Glenview at Pelican Bay retirement community. That’s because Premier Place has a brand identity of its own, with a distinctive look and feel, thanks to a recent comprehensive renovation. […]

Best Repositioning of 2018: From Endangered High School to Celebrated Senior Housing

Yesterday’s buildings can be tomorrow’s senior housing, in the right hands. As land, labor and materials costs continue to rise, senior housing developers and operators across the country are looking for opportunities to repurpose vacant, obsolete buildings into senior living communities. This allows for speed to market while meeting future demand from seniors transitioning into […]

Shared Amenities Drive Integration of Senior Living, Larger Community

Development trends such as intergenerational living, senior housing as a mixed-use component and the demand for senior housing in dense urban cores are gaining in popularity. As a result, developers and operators are working with architects and designers to create exciting amenity packages that can be enjoyed by both senior housing residents and the outside […]

Best Memory Care Design 2017: A Small House That Really Feels Like Home

Lynn Peel didn’t just want a small house-style memory care community —she wanted a small house. That’s why the standalone memory care community she runs, The Mooring on Foreside, in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, has only 12 residents. “The number 12 was really important,” Peel, founder and principal, tells Senior Housing News. “It gave us the opportunity to […]

Senior Living Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2018

In senior living, it’s inevitable that some architecture and design features go from hot to not. Resident preferences change, care practices evolve, technology advances, and the way senior housing buildings look and feel has to keep up. So, heading into 2018, providers might want to reconsider if they think that having a bistro will set […]

Hot Senior Living Architecture and Design Trends for 2018

As the sun sets on 2017, senior housing architecture and design is evolving to help providers meet today’s challenges while pushing the industry toward a bolder, more innovative future. Several leading architecture and design firms are putting a premium on better spaces for staff, both as a way to attract and retain talent, and to […]