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"assisted living light." Conversely, those
who are older, frailer, and who may
also exhibit early signs of cognitive
impairment might be better supported
in a more nurturing small house or
household environment that offers
AL, memory care, or skilled nursing.
One notable exception is the relatively
recent phenomenon of the hospitalitybased short-stay rehabilitation center,
which treats therapy patients as pampered guests.
Ultimately, the consumer will decide
what type of environment is best for
them. Meanwhile, it's incumbent upon
providers and designers to make
thoughtfully informed choices when
working through the environmental,
functional, and operational planning
processes for these projects. Opportunities for lessons learned and for
cross-fertilization between differing approaches should be capitalized upon.

For example, implementation of technologies such as activity monitoring,
voice-activation, and telemedicine in
resident rooms can make aging in place
more achievable in a hospitality setting. Likewise, the presence of a host/
concierge in a small house might lend
a taste of bed-and-breakfast warmth
without compromising the sense of
home. The possibilities are limited only
by imagination and the extent of one's
understanding of what makes each
resident unique. EFA
Robert C. Pfauth, AIA, NCARB, is director of
senior living planning at Erdman in Madison,
Wis. He can be reached at rpfauth@erdman.
com.

Interested in learning
more?
Check out the session "Household
or Hospitality: Divergent Trends
in Senior Living Environments"
at the 2018 Environments for
Aging Expo & Conference in
Savannah, Ga. The speakers
include author Robert Pfauth of
Erdman as well as Anna Ortigara,
organizational change consultant
at Paraprofessional Healthcare
Institute, and Erin Miller, vice
president of sales at Vi. The
session will be held from 2-3 p.m.
on Sunday, April 22. For more
information, visit
Environments
forAging.com.

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