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Product / Project Innovation Highlights
September 2021 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
Viconic Safety FlooringTM demonstrates the ability to greatly reduce the risk of fall-related hip fracture and traumatic brain injury in older adults. The ADA-compliant system supports mobility while enhancing comfort under foot.
EBD Journal Club
August 2021 EBD Journal Club
Kim, D., Chang, C., Margrett, J. (2021). Health Environments Research and Design Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1937586720988616.
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Webinar
April 2020 Webinar
This webinar will share the results of this unique research project, tell their stories and first hand perspectives, and uncover what is working and what is not in various care environments. Through this alternative vision, attendees will benefit from these researchers’ findings and insights as they consider the design of environments for this significant group of elders. 
Tool
March 2020 Tool
Understanding the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, better equips design teams to create supportive care and living spaces. Changes that can be credited to dementia are noticeably different from the changes typical of normal aging, but both can occur at the same time. 
Design Strategies
March 2020 Design Strategies
Understanding the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, better equips design teams to create supportive living spaces. Devising goals that target single symptoms and objectives is not always practical, however, because changes associated with aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias tend to appear in “clusters” rather than in isolation. The design-based evidence associated with designing supportive memory care settings results in 12 programmatic design strategies.
Executive Summary
February 2020 Executive Summary
Learn about: the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how thoughtful design can reduce stress associated with declining physical abilities, memory loss, and care provision.
Issue Brief
February 2020 Issue Brief
Learn about: the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how thoughtful design can reduce stress associated with declining physical abilities, memory loss, and care provision.
Issue Brief
April 2019 Issue Brief
A White Paper Supporting the Healthcare at Home Interactive Design Diagrams  
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Webinar
February 2019 Webinar
This webinar examines the challenges of delivering on the quality care proposition associated with the population health, with the value-based payment system, and CMS Star ratings, healthcare providers have begun collaborating in new ways to manage chronically ill populations, eliminate the need for hospital re-admissions, and improve patient outcomes, while lowering healthcare costs. 
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Webinar
September 2018 Webinar
This webinar explores how the demands placed on the home to provide a safe haven that promotes wellness and independence is a growing and very under-answered need. Home healthcare is one of the rapidly growing industries helping with daily living, but within the design community, there remains a gap.