The Difference is Night and Day

We have thousands of years of living life in harmony with the sun, but humans have jeopardized that harmonious relationship since the invention of the light bulb. Circadian entrainment has become a buzz-worthy concept in the lighting industry and is beginning to find its way into the minds of senior-living designers and providers. Circadian entrainment... Continue Reading →

The Bedroom Door

Ha!  Not what you're thinking...nothing risque behind THIS door. However, a senior living client recently raised an intriguing question:  "Why do we need a door to the bedroom?" As architects, we design senior housing apartments with all kinds of accommodations to make them more accessible. But what is more cumbersome than negotiating DOORS from a... Continue Reading →

A Virtual Dementia Tour

Ever wonder what it’s like to have dementia, or what is commonly referred to as Alzheimer’s? Three weeks ago I got a taste of it while attending the national conference for non-profit senior housing providers, Leading Age, in Nashville, Tennessee. In one corner of the vast exhibit hall was a small trailer housing a ‘Virtual... Continue Reading →

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