EFA Keynote: Technology’s Role In Meeting The Challenges Of Aging

April 22, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
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The Environments for Aging Conference wrapped up in Baltimore with a closing keynote presentation from Sara J. Czaja, professor and expert on aging, who highlighted how access to technology and an understanding of its benefits can help to improve the lives of seniors. 

Arizonia Community Dental Clinic Creates Two Dedicated Anesthesia Suites For Seniors

April 22, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
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The grant-funded project will allow the Center for Advanced Oral health to serve patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other medically complex conditions in a specially designed setting.

HCR ManorCare Adds Post-Hospital Rehabilitation Unit In Maryland

April 22, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
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The unit marks the 100th MedBridge Program to open within its skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

A Review Of European Dementia Villages

April 21, 2015     Megan Combs
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What makes European dementia villages different than in the United States? One architect explained at the Environments for Aging Conference in Baltimore.

Bringing New Care Models To Old Nursing Homes

April 21, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
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A case study presented at the Environments for Aging Conference offered attendees insight into how a decades-old nursing home can be renovated into a modern senior living commuinity by rethinking space allocations to better support resident-centered care. 

Industry Experts Weigh In On Top 3 Senior Living Design Trends

April 20, 2015     Megan Combs
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A panel of industry experts discussed short-term rehab, downtown CCRCs, and remodeling versus rebuilding at the Environments for Aging Conference in Baltimore. 

Lighting Indoor Spaces in Senior Environments

April 20, 2015     Megan Combs
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The fact that humans live best on a circadian rhythm is basic science. So why aren't more senior living facilities built with lighting to mimic it? 

Keys To Building Better Intergenerational Designs

April 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
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In this Environments for Aging Conference session, speakers shared how an integrated approach that includes health, technology, ecology, landscapes, and architectural diversity can create living environments that appeal to a variety of ages.
 

Is It Time To Move Beyond Memory Care?

April 19, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
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Speakers at the Environments for Aging Conference discussed common approaches to memory care and asked if it's time for the industry to stop trying to perfect memory care and instead start looking for better ways to reintegrate residents into communities.

The Changemaker In All Of Us

April 19, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
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The Center for Health Design honored industry all-star Jane Rohde with its Changemaker Award Sunday at the EFA Conference, followed by Rohde's afternoon keynote on advancing resident-centered design. The Center also awarded Betsy Brawley with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

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