It’s no secret that COVID-19 has made life in senior living facilities hard for clientele. Worrying about their families, being separated from those they love, and concern about their own welfare have all become par for the course. Where your building used to be wonderful and full of fun-loving residents, now there’s a definite air of uncertainty over everyone –including your hardworking staff!
If you are considering a renovation, addition or new building, now is the perfect time to look at ways to make your facility a safer environment. Shared rooms are being converted to private rooms with their own bathrooms. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. You know you can’t control the outside world, but you certainly can control the standards of living within your own building, and you’re ready to make the changes you need to bring peace-of-mind back.
There’s just one problem: You don’t know what your addition or new building should look like.
Well, that’s about to be a problem no more! Miller Architects & Builders, senior living construction pros, are here to help. Our architectural design and construction project management team are ready to design the perfect assisted living construction from scratch or to add onto your existing facility – and to share some ideas to help you start brainstorming below.
Let the Natural Light In
All buildings benefit from natural light, and senior living facilities are no exception. There’s nothing like a warm sunbeam to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Consider skylights or picture windows in your addition or new facility. Not only does the light improve mood, it can cut down on your electricity bills too.
Spaces, whether indoor or out, that make room for nature can do wonders for resident satisfaction. All of us feel a little better about ourselves after a brisk walk outside, and numerous studies support nature’s mood-boosting effects. If your residents aren’t the type to take advantage of the outdoors, consider bringing those outdoors in with a room dedicated exclusively to plants or that otherwise is decorated in lush green hues.
These days, retirement home communities are moving away from traditional cafeteria fare and embracing a more luxurious culinary style. Bistros and cafes are becoming more and more the norm – a norm you should consider in your new building or addition. Who doesn’t feel good after a good meal?
Contact Miller A&B for Architectural Design Services and Construction Project Management
You care for your residents, but you’ve got a lot on your plate, so let a start-to-finish at-risk commercial construction management company like us handle all the stress in your stead. Give our Saint Cloud office a call today at 320-251-4109.