Take "Nursing" Out of Senior Living Design

A culture shift is taking place in senior living architecture and design, as firms look to eliminate existing "nursing" elements in favor of new features that foster social engagement and technology advancement.

For skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), that might mean eliminating traditional nursing stations to make way for resident engagement and technology, while for other assisted living and independent living it can mean implementing design elements into units that can accommodate all age types and physical abilities.

Largely, there has been a push for universal design, or a solution that produces building features that are usable and effective for everyone, not just people with disabilities or physical limitations.

Full article:

http://seniorhousingnews.com/2013/09/24/architects-work-to-take-nursing-out-of-senior-living-design/

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