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    Design Strategies
    November 2016 Design Strategies
    Aging often involves a multitude of changing needs and priorities. However, there are human needs and desires that remain constant throughout the life course. Design strategies for aging must not only address basic physiological and safety needs, but attend to higher-level human needs as well. The universal design approach is being adopted by many forward-thinking designers who aim to support equitable, flexible, and accessible environments for all users.  
    Issue Brief
    November 2016 Issue Brief
    As part of the impact of aging toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the current state of aging and associated health conditions, the alignment between universal design and sustainable design strategies inspired by environments for aging, and universal design models that enable flexible and adaptable spaces to support aging needs and human needs.
    Webinar
    November 2016 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: creating attraction to the facility beyond the clinical journey, review the process of engaging communities in the discovery process, and understand various ways in which narratives can be incorporated into the built environment.
    Case Study
    November 2016 Case Study
    Learn about: the homelike model for resident care Riverside Assisted Living Facility Administration wanted to apply, the full-scale mock-ups of the proposed living spaces that launched the project, and the ‘neighborhood’ concept that enables greater resident independence as well as safety.
    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.
    Webinar
    September 2016 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: understand nature exposure as a component of holistic medicine, and its place in modern concepts of patient-centered care, obtain an overview of the Green Road garden site and its relationship to the Walter Reed Arts Program and the Maryland Network of Arts and Gardens for Veterans, describe the advanced whole-body metrics developed for Green Road research, and learn how communities can heal their own Veterans with locally-managed arts and nature projects. 
    Blog
    September 2016 Blog
    What’s your design inspiration? Lately, I’ve heard several healthcare designers say that they’re focused on the concept of “population health” and the opportunity it offers to create meaningful change. While designing for the health of a community is not a novel idea, taking a broader perspective to move healthcare design strategies beyond the hospital setting and into the community has been exploding in popularity over the last few years.Creating Supportive Environments 
    Blog
    August 2016 Blog
    You know the old saying “It takes a village to raise a child”? For Florida Hospital in Orlando, it also takes a village to promote a healthier way of living.
    Blog
    August 2016 Blog
    “So, what is population health, anyway?” is a question I hear often—and the answers that follow really run the gamut. There is already a wide range of interpretations of what population health really means, and how it plays out in the real world.
    EBD Journal Club
    June 2016 EBD Journal Club
    Gunn, R., Davis, M. M., Hall, J., Heintzman, J., Muench, J., Smeds, B., ... & Brown, J. (2015). Designing clinical space for the delivery of integrated behavioral health and primary care. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 28(Supplement 1), S52-S62.