Long-term Care Design Trends

By Jessica Derynck, AIA LEED AP Architect The care of our senior community was radically altered with the advent of Social Security in 1936, which led to the creation of our country’s first nursing homes. Gone were the poor houses and sanitariums, and a new model of long-term care facilities was born. In 1965 the […]

Aging with a “Sense of Place”

By Jessica Derynck, AIA, LEED AP DSGW Healthcare Architect   I recently took part in the LeadingAge Minnesota Institute conference in St. Paul— one of the premier meetings nationwide for older adult services providers. A major theme was “Aging in Place”—the idea that older adults can live in a single location for the remainder of […]