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How Interior Design Impacts the Well-Being of Your Staff

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

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Staff turnover has always been a challenge within the assisted and senior living communities. However, this problem is becoming even more significant with the rise of the baby boomer population now reaching retirement age and entering these facilities. According to a recent study, the average employee turnover rate in this industry is 42%. One of Keep Reading

3 Reasons To Hire a Professional for Your Interior Re-Design Project

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

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In the interior design industry, we hear a lot of stories of those who didn’t hire a professional, expecting that a stylish acquaintance would have a good eye for interior design, or who paid a “friend of a friend” who said she was as good as a professional. And we often hear that the results Keep Reading

Design Input From Your Residents: Why It’s a Great Idea

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Mark Warner

senior woman sitting outside

Residents today are not like the residents of retirement homes of the past.  Today’s Baby Boomers have revolutionized and redefined every facet of modern American society and they have no intention of slowing down, even in their golden years.  Today’s senior living communities bear little resemblance to those facilities of yesteryear.  Today’s communities are often Keep Reading

How To Improve the Appearance and Safety of Senior Living Hallways

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

bright, beautiful hallway in a senior living community

When designing for a senior living community, the designer should always start by considering safety and comfort. No matter whether one’s designing a bedroom, an exercise facility, a dining hall, a garden, or even a hallway, these two elements should always remain a top priority. Senior living designers, staff members and family members want to Keep Reading

10 Questions To Ask Your New Interior Design Firm

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

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  Are you launching a new community, or renovating an existing one? Hiring an interior design firm is an extremely important aspect of any architectural project and the decision should not be taken lightly. The design team is ultimately responsible for the look and feel of the project so it’s important to have an understanding Keep Reading

5 Most Important Considerations for Independent and Assisted Living Resident Apartments

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

A model bedroom of an independent and assisted living senior community

Independent and assisted living communities today provide many options for seniors to be active in the community, socializing in communal areas, and engaging in many events and happenings. But providing a quality, comfortable private resident apartment for their personal time should not be overlooked. Senior communities intend to feel “like home”, and the private residential Keep Reading

Interior Design’s Impact on the Health and Wellness of Seniors

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Mark Warner

hands of an older man with a walking stick

We’re honored that our Co-Founder and Lead Designer, Cynthia Warner, was recently featured as a guest columnist on McKnight’s Senior Living. The article, “How Interior Design Affects the Health & Well-Being of Seniors”, provides insight on the impact that design aspects such as lighting, flooring, furniture, community spaces, outdoor spaces, and color can have on Keep Reading

The Most Popular Colors Used by Senior Living Communities

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

Color paint palette

As people age, their senses and preferences start to change. Daily activities may carry new challenges for seniors including seeing, walking, hearing, or eating. That’s why it’s important to consider how design can address some of these physical, emotional, and mental changes to ensure seniors feel as comfortable as possible. Why Color Matters Color, for Keep Reading

First Impressions: Design Considerations for Lobbies of Independent and Assisted Living Communities

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

Lobby and Reception Area at Independent Living Community for Seniors

First impressions are important. That’s why, when speaking with new independent and assisted living clients, these communities often communicate their desire to improve the appearance their lobby and entrance way as a priority among other areas. Not only are lobbies and entryways seen by the residents, but also prospective residents, family members, visitors, staff and Keep Reading

Making Use of Space – How Warner Design Associates Strategically Designs Senior Living Communities

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

Couches and Living Room

Have you ever moved into a new home and arranged and re-arranged furniture to find it’s best fit? Then you might understand the challenge that sometimes comes with determining how to best use space. In senior living communities, there are even more considerations to take into account that are unique to this industry. Each senior Keep Reading

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