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May 29, 2018

How to Launch a Successful Senior Living Construction Project

Tips for building a senior living facility Facility construction, remodeling or additions are perhaps among the largest projects senior living community leadership will undertake during their tenure. It is most certainly an exciting time, but launching a successful senior living construction project takes months of planning, even before a contract is awarded. It also takes…

May 15, 2018

Senior Living Construction Project Officially Kicks Off in Iowa

Keystone Nursing Care Center to expand Community Living Solutions officially broke ground May 15, 2018, on a 12,350-square-foot expansion at Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone, Iowa. The 45-bed nursing home is adding 10 beds dedicated to providing short-term rehabilitation care. The one-story addition also will include four private rooms for long-term skilled nursing care,…

May 11, 2018

CLS Breaks Ground on Senior Living Construction Project

Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center set for expansion Community Living Solutions and the Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center in Owen, Wis., kicked off their senior living construction project May 11, 2018, with an official groundbreaking. The facility, which provides rehabilitative, skilled nursing and CBRF care, is expanding on the site of its current…

April 19, 2018

Volunteer Ideas for Seniors

For older adults, the health benefits of volunteering are many As a leader in senior living, you want your residents to have expansive, fulfilling lives. And perhaps you’ve been researching volunteer ideas for seniors to help them feel that connectivity to the greater good. If so, you’re on the right track. Numerous studies have proven…

March 13, 2018

5 Tips for Dementia Garden Design

Use outdoor spaces to create positive senior community living experiences Gardens and other thriving outdoor spaces provide significant benefits to residents in senior living communities. For residents who have a passion for gardening, giving them opportunities to tend flowers and vegetables not only keeps them physically active, it also stimulates the brain. This is especially…

February 14, 2018

Interior Design for Dementia Care Homes

How to use color and design elements to improve quality of life We all know that as our bodies age, the way we see things changes—quite literally. Cataracts and other issues cloud and distort vision so that colors and designs are not as sharp and vivid to an older eye. But, did you know that…

February 6, 2018

Top Senior Living Design Trends to Watch This Year

Tips to bring up-and-coming styles and trends into your facility Organizations that stay up-to-date on current senior living design trends can transform their facility from good to great. Focusing on the needs of your staff and residents can help set your senior living facility apart from others and create a great place to work and…

January 16, 2018

Best Practices for Marketing Senior Living Communities Online

Meeting Seniors “Where They Are” In today’s digital world, more and more people are using the information available online to research companies, engage with brands and aid in their decision-making process. Although information gathering is instant in this digital space, the decision-making journey may take weeks, months or even years. This is especially true with…

December 20, 2017

Board of Directors Management and Communication

How to keep open communication during senior living construction projects Open communication among board members is key for many organizations, yet senior living facility leaders often face challenges with achieving this goal. Most board of directors are made up of a diverse team of members that brings expertise in various aspects of the organization’s business,…

November 20, 2017

Build Community with 5 Customer Experience Best Practices

Customer Experience Design for Senior Living Communities Ready or not … 2020 is right around the corner and it is brewing a perfect storm for senior living community customer experience. Not only is 2020 the year AARP® estimates an unprecedented 117 million Americans will need health assistance of some kind, it’s also the year Walker…

October 26, 2017

Optimize Senior Care with 9 LED Lighting Design Tips

LED lighting design features health, safety and cost benefits for senior living design Are you curious about senior living architecture elements that can potentially reduce costs, improve resident well-being and increase community appeal? If so, LED lighting may be a great fit in your senior living community’s lighting design. Lighting design’s multi-faceted impact on senior…

October 11, 2017

Focus on Wellness in Senior Living Communities

Senior wellness programs improve quality of life Wellness, as described by the National Wellness Institute, is an active process through which people make health and lifestyle choices toward a better life. A focus on wellness and self-care can help improve your quality of life and reduce your dependency on others. That’s why senior wellness programs,…

September 20, 2017

How Intergenerational Programs Benefit All Ages

Bridging the gap through connectedness As an increasing number of Americans age, the gap between young and old becomes larger and larger. And with it, comes gaps in knowledge of each other’s generation. Intergenerational programs offer great ways to help bridge these gaps, encouraging people of all ages to connect with one another, build meaningful…

September 13, 2017

Person-Centered Care for Dementia

What we can learn from Hogeweyk and other unique care villages Hogeweyk, a village in the Netherlands made up of seniors living with dementia and their caretakers, was developed in 2009 after a nearly 20-year stint as a traditional nursing home. The concept captures attention in our industry for its innovative approach to caring for…

August 9, 2017

Senior Living Construction Creativity & Expertise

Working with seniors and persons in assisted living requires not only compassion and heart, but laser focus on making residents’ lives as vibrant as possible. As experts in the design and construction of senior living and assisted living facilities, we at Community Living Solutions, LLC (CLS) strive to create senior living communities that are highly…

July 27, 2017

Future-Proof Senior Living Design with Multi-Purpose Spaces

Why building community is an ever-lasting assisted living design trend It’s no secret that baby boomers are completely redefining active aging. This generation’s impact on the industry isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. Last year the population of U.S. residents over the age of 65 reached 50 million for the first time, and is…

June 28, 2017

St. Joseph Residence Senior Living Construction Project

Renovations now underway in New London Community Living Solutions broke ground recently on facility updates to St. Joseph Residence, a senior living community that has served the New London area for 50 years. The senior living construction project involves renovating St. Joseph’s skilled nursing facility and adding a new short-term rehabilitation area. Project details The…

June 21, 2017

Senior Care Technology: The Future is Now

  Technology for Senior Living Communities From robots to wearables, senior care technology is evolving before our eyes. While senior living communities struggle with recruiting a quality workforce, these technologies have some promising applications. The use of this technology and the data it gathers could reduce stress on a workforce already spread thin while providing…