Archive for the ‘General Senior Living’ Category

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

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

3 Things to Consider in your Senior Living Design in 2018

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

smiling elderly female at senior living designed community

As the US senior population continues to grow, so does the need for more long-term healthcare facilities. According to a recent report, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 65 will require long-term care. However, this next generation of residents and the continuous changes in technology are causing a shift in the way senior Keep Reading

When Is the Right Time to Renovate and Redesign Your Senior Living Community?

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

Outdoor living area and furniture at senior living community

Many who work in the senior living industry know that the quality and appearance of the design of their community can have a significant impact on many aspects of their business. Having an attractive, appealing and comfortable community can improve resident happiness and well-being, increase staff morale, and create a positive public opinion – leading Keep Reading

7 Senior Living Design Trends to Watch in 2017

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Cynthia Warner

pool at Ilima at Leihano senior living community

Did you know that people over 65 represent nearly 14% of the population and that number is expected to grow to 21% by 2040 according to a study by the Administration of Aging? Baby boomers and their preferences are truly shaping the changes and evolution of design in the senior housing industry. That’s why many Keep Reading

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