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Hire a Large or Small Interior Design Firm? The Pros and Cons

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Group of interior designers working together

Now there are more options, more freedom, and more choices than ever for residents when it comes to deciding between senior living communities. In making the transition from private residence to a senior care home as smooth as possible, it’s important to make sure the community is as comfortable and decorated as precisely as possible. Keep Reading

Exciting Changes to Our Order Purchasing and Expediting Process

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Mark Warner

senior living interior designers learning new software tool

As the senior living industry continues to grow and change, so do we! We’re excited to announce a new software system that will increase design efficiencies for the WDA team and our clients.   What are we talking about? We’re transitioning our project management to TheSmartDesigner – a new, comprehensive online system developed specifically for Keep Reading

Senior Living Interior Design – Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

senior living community outdoor living area

Whether you are looking to hire a senior living interior design firm or begin a career in this field, it’s important to understand the basic do’s and don’ts when it comes to designing for senior living communities. Continue reading to learn more about the key things you should and shouldn’t be doing in your senior Keep Reading

Assisted Living Design Concepts Your Residents Will Love

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Did you know that roughly one million Americans live in some type of senior living community? According to American Senior Communities, that number is expected to double by 2030! With the growing aging population, offerings to suit their needs and their lifestyles are increasing. For assisted living residents wishing to remain quite independent and socially Keep Reading

Three Skills Every Interior Designer Needs – Especially in Senior Living Design

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Considering a career in interior design? Or one specifically specializing in senior living design? With nearly 30 years in the in senior living interior design space, we know what it takes to stand out in this field. While there are many skills one must have, our top three are below. Let us know if you Keep Reading

How Warner Design Associates Solved Three Interior Design Challenges for This Senior Living Community in Arizona

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Lobby area outside of theater in senior living community, one example of where WDA solved interior design challenges

At Warner Design Associates, we love using our 25+ years of experience in the senior living interior design industry to tackle any challenges for our clients. In fact, we recently worked with one new construction, assisted living community in Arizona to find solutions for three interior design challenges that ended with a great result. See Keep Reading

Best Senior Living Interior Design Resources for 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

lobby of senior living community

The senior living interior design industry has gone through some significant changes over the past several years. As experts in the field, it’s increasingly important that we stay on top of the trends to provide the best possible service to the communities and residents that we work with. There are many ways to seek out 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

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

How Interior Design Impacts the Well-Being of Your Staff

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

a caregiver walking/helping a senior at a senior living facility

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

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