15 Minutes with Warner Design Associates Designer, Rachel Gooding

Posted on January 8, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

One thing we value immensely at Warner Design Associates is our hard-working team. We think it’s important for our clients and other industry members to learn more about these important team members of ours. In an effort to support this, we’re sharing about our interior designer, Rachel Gooding. Check out her interview below!    How Keep Reading

What Does it Mean to Have “Community” in Senior Living?

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Mark Warner

We’re honored that our Co-Founder and Lead Designer, Cynthia Warner, was recently featured as a guest columnist on Environments for Aging (EFA). The article, “Building Community Within Your Senior Living Community”, discusses how senior living interior design can play a role in building and maintaining a sense of community for the residents, staff, and visitors. “Community Keep Reading

How To Ensure Your Interior Design is Safe For Your Memory Care Residents

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

community room at a memory care facility

As senior living interior design experts, we know that safety is of utmost importance in memory care communities. We understand that safety considerations should not only be built into the architecture of the building, but also the overall design and décor. Many memory care communities are unaware of how interior design can affect the safety Keep Reading

Warner Design Associates 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

Each December we like to look back at what we have accomplished in the year at Warner Design Associates. We’re honored to provide interior design services for senior living communities that complement the lives of all who spend time there. In doing so,  each year there are favorite memories, new clients and design team members, Keep Reading

Purchasing and Procurement for Senior Living Communities: Top 5 Questions & Answers

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

Desk and kitchen area in an senior living community. Items were all purchased and procured by Warner Design Associates.

Over the years, we’ve helped dozens of senior living communities with the interior design process of purchase and procurement. What does that mean? In a nutshell, purchase and procurement for senior living communities includes identifying the furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) needed; selecting vendors, ordering the items, and getting them delivered to your community on-time Keep Reading

How to Select Proper Flooring in a Senior Living Community Center

Posted on October 26, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

Common area with attractively designed senior living flooring and seating

Did you know that in 2016 there were around one million Americans living in some type of senior living community and that number is expected to double by 2030? This rapid growth of individuals moving into senior living centers is also causing an increase in the number of facilities throughout the United States in order Keep Reading

5 Tips to Create Safer Senior Living Environments

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

When looking into a senior living or assisted living community, one of the most common concerns is safety. The residents and their families want to make certain that the community is not only comfortable but that it’s a safe living environment. At Warner Design Associates, we help ensure that the design of the community is built Keep Reading

Utilizing Life Skills Stations in Memory Care Communities

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

a teacher's desk and bookcase as an example of a life skills station at a memory care community

Life skills stations are an important tool for many memory care communities. They are interactive environments that recreate familiar situations from the past such as an office space or a nursery. The goal is to elicit long-term memories from one’s past, and each station is purposefully designed to spark memories, create moments of happiness, and Keep Reading

Ways to Promote Mobility in Senior Living Interior Design

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

fitness center for increasing mobility amongst seniors using senior living interior design

Loss of mobility is a well-known part of the aging process and can be a common issue amongst older Americans. For many, mobility limitations can be extremely frustrating and can result in loss of physical strength and reduction in social participation. That’s why it’s important for senior living interior design professionals to develop ways to Keep Reading

Choosing the Right Furniture for Senior Living Facilities

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

community room at a memory care facility

When choosing furniture for senior living facilities, there must be careful consideration and attention to the fabric selection, design and functionality of the furniture, and whether the material is compliant with health regulations. Each of these aspects plays a significant role in the daily life of both the residents and the staff members whether it Keep Reading

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