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Going Beyond ADA In Bathroom Design

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Article included within Environments for Aging, Spring 2016 edition... Senior living bathrooms all tend to include the same elements, from shower to toilet, but how those elements might be located to achieve optimal results is anything but ordinary. That’s what Francis E. Parker Memorial Home Inc., owner and operator of long-term care community Parker at Monroe (PAM) in Monroe, N.J., proved to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Continue Reading

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Optics and Outcomes

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If it looks like a house and smells like a house, is it a home? In designing long-term care environments, or as we used to call them, nursing homes, we take great pains to re-create places that look just like the ones we came from. They may have peaks or porches, kitchens or dens, laundries or gardens but they all try to replicate home. It’s natural of course since we work so hard to make our homes just right; comfortable, warm, and above all, ours. Continue Reading

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The Only Constant Is (Culture) Change

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The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. — Isaac Asimov Continue Reading