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    Blog
    January 2017 Blog

    There’s no place like home. That’s why, in the not-too-distant future, many older people will be able to access medical care and services for chronic and acute health conditions from the comfort and convenience of their own residences.  

    Blog
    January 2017 Blog

    One of the many significant changes in the healthcare field in recent years is the integration of technology in new and exciting ways. While the latest IT developments bring a variety of benefits to patients of all ages, it’s perhaps the aging population with chronic health concerns who get the most out of the healthcare technology available today. Some of the latest innovations that are making a difference for older Americans include:

    Webinar
    September 2016 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: understand emerging trends in responsive memory care design, discuss new and better building models that focus on the needs of people living with dementia, to learn about new and emerging technological advancements that improve memory care through multiple examples of the technologies that are changing the resident experience paradigm for people living with dementia in skilled nursing facilities and AL communities, and to learn issues and approaches to integrating helpful technology into building design, new or remodel.
    Blog
    April 2016 Blog

    How do you incorporate the latest technological advances into your design efforts? If you’re like most healthcare organizations today, the newest electronic tools and offerings are probably taking center stage in your modernization plans, helping to lead the way toward achieving better outcomes.

    Blog
    April 2015 Blog

    The passage of healthcare reform has increased the demand for healthcare services in communities all across the country. For many hospitals, this translates into the need for more beds and bigger facilities. But with the current emphasis on providing high quality care in a cost effective setting, the truth is that in today’s challenging marketplace, bigger isn’t necessarily better.

    Executive Summary
    March 2015 Executive Summary
    Learn about: common age-related changes in physical abilities, frequently occurring age-related sensory changes, and supportive adjustments to the physical environment that compensate for functional loss.
    Executive Summary
    March 2015 Executive Summary

    Learn about: reasons why traditional acute care fails to meet the needs of older adults, acute care risks that contribute to poor outcomes among older adults, and design strategies for supportive acute care environments.

    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2012 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to set a new standard and image of healthcare delivery, using EBD to achieve positive patient outcomes within the expanding hospital system.