By 2034 older adults are expected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. The needs of our aging population are evolving, and a holistic approach that combines health, wellness, and enhanced quality of life should be the highest priority in senior care facility planning and design.
Creating a healthy, active, and inviting environment with elevated experiences and amenities is the future progression for independent and assisted living facilities. Designing with indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and indoor air quality (IAQ) in mind is fundamental, in all types of senior living spaces.
Research and experience show that the built environment directly affects occupant health. As people age, they become more immune compromised, more sensitive to temperature and light changes, and will need help with speech intelligibility and comprehension if spaces are too loud.
Whether designing a renovation or new construction, you can start at the ceiling to surround residents with healthy, sustainable and beautiful products that make a difference in senior living environments.
Common Senior Living Applications
The VIDASHIELD UV24 air purification system checked off all the boxes for Village Grande’s needs. The in-ceiling installation allowed them to maximize floor space for fitness center equipment.
“Indoor air quality was important to us because it represented much more than meets the eye,” said Mike Griffiths, President of the Village Grande Homeowners Association.
“Improvements in the fitness center also showed we had the flexibility to deal with change and provide residents with increased safety and normalcy along with peace of mind and the confidence to interact again.”