“Experienced architects and interior designers develop building elements that have a positive impact to the unique perceptions of dementia residents,” says Bob Gummer, president of design firm PDC Midwest, in “Clarifying Designs,”
an article on trends in senior living environments.
Facilities designed for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, say architects and designers, are evolving to focus on both function and aesthetics. New facilities and those undergoing renovation are trending toward designing environments that engage and support residents and encourage:
- Functional independence
- Quality of life
Physical environments are critical components of successful memory care programs. They must be customized to match the needs of a facility’s residents, and they must facilitate staff efficiency.
Dementia Care Specialists works with organizational leaders, architects, and designers to create interior and exterior spaces that are dementia-friendly. When combined with our state-of-the-art memory care programs, an engaging physical environment helps residents enjoy an optimum level of function, safety, and quality of life—and makes providing care easier for staff as well.