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Our Approach to Memory Care Facility Design

The most successful memory care facility design is one that helps your residents live their best lives and your staff working at peak efficiency. In other words, it starts with people.

At Community Living Solutions, people are at the heart of how we do business. Our person-centered designs complement the individual care you give to residents at all stages of memory loss. As a design/build firm, we are unique in understanding their needs and yours. That’s because senior living community design and construction is all we do.

Considerations for memory care design

Your residents who live with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease often reside in a world of confusion. We create spaces to give residents peace of mind, whether you are looking to build an entire facility or need a memory care unit design.

  • We take into consideration that they have a tendency to roam, so common spaces need to be easily navigable and well lit.
  • We include areas for social, mental and physical activities.
  • We create a home-like interior design that engages the senses and calms residents by reducing confusion.
  • We create secure and purposeful courtyards and walking paths so residents can enjoy nature. Most times, our designs include an interior courtyard as a spatial focus for the household community spaces. If your facility has more than one floor, we design screened porches and rooftop decks for residents on upper floors.

At the same time, we develop designs that maximize efficiencies for your staff and your business operations.

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Our design/build process

Our design/build process has three pillars. We seek first to build relationships as we guide our clients through each step of the process, ensuring our collaborative decisions are made thoughtfully and backed with data.

Master Planning: Our first step involves developing your vision and building consensus among your stakeholders. Once everyone is on board with the strategic direction, we conduct a market assessment, evaluate building sites and develop design concepts along with their cost estimates. We use this data as the foundation of the next two steps.

Architectural Design: This is where we take your aspirations and meld them into person-centered architecture that delivers. We design cost-effective, sustainable solutions, incorporating trends that will be viable well into the future.

Construction: Months of planning come to life as building begins. You can be assured that 100% of every project is competitively bid and we will provide you 100% financial transparency. Our facilities meet the highest standards of quality and safety.