Reduced Agitation & Behavior Problems

How research-based design can help

Enhanced Well-Being

Better outcomes for residents, their families, and your staff 

Leveraging the Return on Perception

Increased Sales & Marketing 

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) did a study several years ago on how holistic urban designs can generate higher returns on investment for both investors and the public at large. I believe the same is true for Senior Living Communities.

Elevated Culinary Experiences

On-site food production, creative food & beverage events 

I enjoy watching Master Chef.  Gordon Ramsey likes to talk about taking ordinary ingredients and “elevating” them to a “Master Chef worthy dish” that could be found in one of his world-class restaurants.  This is what is happening in the world of senior living today!  And, that’s one of the perks of working in this niche – whenever we are on site, we are treated to some enjoyable meals.  Dining at senior living venues no longer involves a cafeteria-style tray with globs of mystery meat and vegetables in their respective compartments.

The Key to Bricks & Mortar

Developing a well-conceived approach to outdoor spaces on campus

Principles for Creating Therapeutic Outdoor Spaces

Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care 

As registered design professionals, we are charged with protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare.  In the arena of Senior Living, this takes on a more widely-ranged connotation.  Each population being served has its own unique set of needs.  It’s certainly not a case of “one size fits all”.

Avoiding the "Crazy Cycle"

Reactive Maintenance vs. the Concept of Applied Foresight

The Crazy Cycle is all too common:
  1. The ribbon is cut for the new project. Unfortunately, this day is the best the landscape will ever look, although it should be the worst.  Landscapes grow-in and mature over time.

Stopping the "Landscape Leakage"

What is the biggest cause of wasteful capital expenditures for your landscape?

Bolstering First Impressions

Key Components to Creating a Memorable Experience

My business partner, Scott Girard, tells of how his old boss, Walt Disney, was a firm believer that the entire visitor’s experience should be rooted in The Story.  The
Story will vary from the Magic Kingdom to EPCOT, just as it will from your campus to that of your competitor.  What is The Story you are telling?  What is the experience you are creating with your product offering?  What is unique about your Senior Living Community? 

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression!”

Top 10 Opportunities for Site-Related Solutions

Adding Value to your Senior Living Communities 

I bank with SunTrust.  In 2015, they rolled out a campaign using the slogan “How can we help you shine?”  I like that.

It all boils down to customer-centric service!

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