October 4, 2019

Providing an effective and stimulating environment for both staff and residents results in happier and healthier employees and enhanced patient care. This goal played a major role when Amenta Emma redesigned the second floor at Southington Care Center in Southington, C...

July 8, 2019

Bathrooms don’t have to look institutional to function well for our more senior population. Andrus on Hudson is leading the way with an update to its central bathing room that will provide residents with a luxurious environment that can accommodate the special needs of...

The Bistro at Duncaster Retirement Community. 

Sight. Hearing. Taste. Touch. Smell. How often do we stop to think how intricately intertwined our five senses are? Probably not many of us. But as we age, our senses begin to diminish, and for those in senior care environm...

December 14, 2018

Research is critical to good architectural design, not only when it comes to materials and processes, but to understanding deeply just how our work affects clients and users. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than in designing facilities for seniors, particularly...

We all know how it wonderful it feels to be outdoors. It is relaxing, restorative, and rejuvenating. The connection we feel to nature is biological, yet most Americans spend close to 90 percent of their time indoors. Senior citizens spend even more time inside due to h...

January 23, 2018

At a recent “LeadingAge” national conference in New Orleans, we attended a session called, “Big Living in Small Spaces.” Among other ideas, presenters suggested that seniors don’t need large kitchens, so it’s not smart to build them. We wondered, “Is that true?”

It’s al...

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