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Assisted Living provides skilled help and nursing for older people and people with disabilities in a residential/apartment setting. Floor plans typically include a bedroom, bathroom, living area and kitchenette. Shared amenities and services are available, and help can be provided managing activities of daily living (ADL’s). This assistance can range from basic chores such as laundry or cleaning, to round the clock medical care. Assisted living is a step below a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.
As we create spaces for older adults, the ‘community’ must emphasize a holistic approach to aging in place, wellness, purpose, and activity in order to foster connection, health, and wellness. With challenges in health, cognition, mobility, and sensory abilities, the built environment impacts how people function.
Five Meta Trends Impacting Aging Well:
- Housing must foster meaningful connections to the next chapter of life
- As costs continue to rise, flexible units can allow for a live-in caretaker
- Designing elevated experiences for caregivers is a big opportunity
- Gerontechnology integrates technology for telemedicine, sensory aids, and assistive technologies to enhance well-being and caregiving
- Focus on dimensions of wellness – intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional
Source: Gensler Design Forecast 2022. A New Era of Human Experience
Right Product. Right Space.
Assisted living facilities address the diverse needs of varying acuity levels of this population while respecting the need for independence.
Investors have a history of aligning their operations to support programs and facilities that benefit the environment, employees, the local community, and shareholders . Flooring selection, specification, and installation can positively impact resident experience, safety, health, and well-being.
 Sara Marberry: 5 Characteristics of Senior Living 2.0 That will Influence Design
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At Tarkett, we understand the demands of our senior living partners are ever-changing. That’s why our research and innovation never stop, we’re committed to evolving with you. We combine evidence-based product solutions with space-specific performance needs. For a safe, comfortable, healing, and working environment. It’s all about Right Product. Right Space.
Perkins - Eastman Design Research
The Senior living DEIB and the Axela Group
Informatics in Primary Care
AIA Academy of Artchitecture for Health
The Center for Design Health System