The novel coronavirus pandemic has reshaped Senior Living industry in unprecedented ways. As you strategically evaluate your new Senior living Construction projects and designs, it’s important to have a forward focus on continuous care.

As the largest provider of Senior Living architecture design and construction services, we want to share our emerging learnings and current trends in Senior Living design. Our renovation experts have collaborated on this series, “Forward Focus,” to provide a viewpoint on what we are seeing and hearing from operators, funders, and the design and construction community. We are committed to being the source for innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions to help you emerge safer and stronger on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find this series helpful, and please contact us for more information or to collaborate on Senior Living solutions.

A Universal Design for Senior Living Infection Control

We’re seeing a number of emerging design and material trends that will help prevent the spread of infection in the future. Chris Frommell, Vice President of Aptura, shares how we’re thinking strategically to help owners and operators provide better outcomes in a post-pandemic world.

When it comes to infection control and a universal design, there is no one size fits all for senior housing. A big question we’re focused on trying to answer when evaluating new construction in Senior Living is how can the building itself work for a safer space? A collaborative answer between all construction and design teams can help drive better outcomes for your Senior Living facility’s renovations. Discover how Senior Living design can aid in the current staffing labor shortage.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Senior Living Interior Design

Designing healthy Senior Living buildings will be top of mind for the entire design industry as we come out of this crisis. Erin Berry, Interior Design Director, shares her perspective on how healthy environments and the latest innovations in design and furnishings will affect Senior Living interiors moving forward.

A theme in post-COVID Senior Living architecture and design calls upon an urgent need for technology to be more connected throughout Senior Living spaces. Environmental wellness, the quality of care and community marketability can be improved by being proactive and focused about technology solutions. Discover tech-savy interior design tips for every room in your community.


Changing Senior Living Architecture and Access Control Post-COVID

When it comes to moving forward from COVID-19, technology will play a key role. James Jansen, Technology Product Manager, and Patrick Mahoney, Senior Technology Designer, talk about the latest trends in access control and how they see this technology leading us out of the crisis.

When evaluating this forward focus and considering Senior Living construction costs, it’s important to think about how your community manages people coming in and out of buildings. Could Senior Living technology enhance that process and make it safer? Post-COVID senior buildings are seeing contactless access control, AI, thermal cameras and other smart building technologies that are beneficial immediately and long term.

How COVID-19 is Driving Telehealth Senior Living Technology Demand

Following  the pandemic, we’re staying on top of the latest Senior Living innovation and technology, including telehealth and telemedicine. Patrick Mahoney, Senior Technology Designer, and James Jansen, Technology Project Manager, share more about this emerging trend and how it can help us provide care through Senior Living technology infrastructure and more.

Discover the trending Senior Living technology solutions in 2022.

Benefits of Real Time Location Services (RTLS) in Senior Living in a Post-COVID-19 World 

We’re hearing a lot of questions about what innovation and technology will help us move past the COVID-19 pandemic. One trend we’re seeing is the use of Real Time Location Services (RTLS) and hardwired nurse call systems. James Jansen, Technology Project Manager, shares how these systems could help with contract tracing in Senior Living.

Technology innovations of Real Time Location Services (RTLS) and nurse call systems improve communication and productivity. Learn how these  two Senior Living Technology systems can improve operations and how critically important they are for today’s Senior Living staff and the residents they serve.

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Senior Living Dining Experience

We are frequently asked about how food delivery is changing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chris Frommell, Vice President and General Manager of Aptura, shares his perspective on the changing dining strategies assisted living, skilled nursing and Senior Living operators may need to implement in the future. 

From flexible dining rooms to in-unit dining, discover four senior dining trends with infection prevention in mind.

Changes to Senior Living Construction Management, Project Delivery and Installation

How has the furnishings installation process changed due to COVID-19? Nick Malone, Project Operations Manager, shares the changes we’ve made in the short term to ensure safety and how virtual services can lead to successful installations in the future for Senior Living construction companies. 

When handling Senior Living construction projects post-pandemic, it’s important to check in with customers often and make sure service providers, general contractors and installation partners are prepared for entering communities.

Senior Living Architecture Design Considerations for Post-COVID-19 Operations

We are often asked how operators will change the way they design their buildings in light of this pandemic. Gaurie Rodman, Development Services Director, shares her thoughts on how the universal design fundamentals of Senior Living haven’t changed and what operators can do to continue to care for seniors when pandemics occur.

In the light of any architecture design or construction projects, it’s important to design Senior buildings that are adaptable for the needs of residents, staff, and families. As you consider Senior Living technology and construction projects, learn how to maximize your 2022 technology budget through each and every square foot of your building.

Whether you are an operator, funder, or part of the design and construction community, we can help you navigate this uncertain time. View our full range of design and construction services, or contact us today.