Specialized Needs for an Aging Population
Architectural firms like The Architectural Team (TAT) outside Boston are designing facilities for specialized needs, such as The Cordwainer, which will have private and double rooms and a host of amenities including a two-story atrium, performance center, game room to stimulate the brain, and memory care garden. The bedrooms will be divided between two neighborhoods so residents can safely wander. Also critical is light to help with circadian rhythms and mood. Biophilic elements and the focus on unique spaces for invigorating activities and entertainment required stepping away from traditional practices.