Senior Housing / Assisted Living Facilities
As the country ages, so does our population. It is our job as Architects to provide well-designed living spaces for our aging population that will suit all of their needs. These needs come at a wide spectrum, from individualized 24 hour care, to a private housing development geared towards independent senior living.
Senior living apartments are geared to fully functional individuals that may wish to live with their peers and need occasional check-ins. These can also be developments of patio homes or ranch homes as long as they provide good accessibility for later in life care. Some of these developments also offer age in place facilities in which the elderly can move from independent homes to full care facilities, as they need it.
Assisted living facilities follow the same track and offer care to a more specific population or deal with a specific need such as Alzheimer’s Care facilities or for those with developmental disabilities. All of these care facilities have similarities to medical architecture and emphasis is placed on safety, egress, and accessibility.
Some funding is available under Section 232 of the Housing and urban development department for senior living establishments.
Independent Living Facilities
Independent Living facilities offer seniors a carefree living environment. Residents are able to live on their own independently, while benefiting from a community of close-knit seniors with similar interests and lifestyles. MWT designs spaces to encourage seniors to stay healthy and active such as Aquatic and Fitness Centers, Wellness Facilities, and outdoor exercise areas and paths.
MWT specializes in Continuing Care Retirement Community Design include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing within a single campus. If a resident’s health changes while living on the CCRC campus they may conveniently transition to the facility that best suits their immediate needs. Residents can rest assured knowing the community will provide care throughout their changing health situation. MWT designs healthy, active aging retirement communities that provide countless services and amenities.