One size does not fit all.
Memory care residents can have a wide range of care needs making designing these facilities unique in senior living. Residents can be physically fit or require assistance with all activities. The best environments provide a surrounding with appropriate stimulating textures and colors in a safe and comfortable environment.
TYPES OF FACILITIES (options)
- Traditional layout
Similar to and based on typical nursing home facility designs, these facilities are efficient and range in size from medium to large. Larger facilities can incorporate rehabilitation services and provide a wide range of amenities for the residents and their families. Because of their size and layout these buildings can be divided into separate areas to accommodate residents that need different levels of care. These facilities work best because of their flexibility.
- Small home or units
A smaller house-like living facility can be very comforting for some residents. These facilities are like small homes and tend to mimic a typical home environment. These facilities can be free-standing units or designed in clusters to share resources. These facilities work best as a complement to a large campus or as a small start to a growing program.
- Grand Room
The grand room concept can be a very efficient and pleasant environment for residents that interact well together. Living units that surround a central common area can encourage social interaction and give caregivers more opportunity to monitor and interact with residents. This type facility works best as part of a larger assisted living facility.