The world’s elderly population is exploding, and many carry the additional burden of chronic disease. The realities of a sicker population, coupled with a growing desire of elderly to not only age – but die – in place, impose new challenges to the design of new or renovated facilities and the evolving demands on staff and owners.
What can long term care organizations learn from acute care facilities? How can evidence based design principles utilized in acute care be adapted to support residential care, while simultaneously easing the new burdens on staff and increasing operational efficiency? How can a residential ambiance remain central while meeting the increasing healthcare needs of our elderly?
Intensifying resident acuity, elevated resident and family expectations, expanding care delivery, regulatory requirements, operations budget realities, and uncertain reimbursement futures produce a perfect storm of challenges as long term care facility operators and staff consider how to renovate or build new to meet these evolving needs and remain competitive.
SMRT’s Paul Stevens, AIA, NCARB and Derek Veilleux, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, will offer innovative but effective, practical and affordable design options to help meet the needs of residents, families and staff, while keeping long term care operators ahead of the curve. Join them on April 9th in Austin, TX.Back to News and Resources