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The exterior of The Villages
Regional Hospital has a
Mediterranean resort feel,
a deliberate departure from
traditional hospital design to
help put seniors at ease as they
arrive on campus.

ET WITHIN a burgeoning "senior living city" of more than 110,000 residents over age 55
(projected to grow to 140,000 in the next five years), The Villages Regional Hospital in
The Villages, Fla., is one of the nation's few hospitals built specifically for an older patient population. Its unique demographics-and the design elements employed there-
provide deep lessons for the industry on what environment works best to support care
delivery to seniors. For example, light sources were selected that reduce glare and
hotspots that challenge the aging eye, while acoustical features are integrated throughout to combat noise and better accomodate those experiencing hearing loss.
While The Villages is an unusual market, most hospitals around the country are seeing a rapid uptick in senior patients, especially in their emergency departments (EDs). Thanks to the baby boomer
generation, the surge in the over-65 population won't begin to taper off until at least 2029, according to
the U.S. Census. Faced with this reality, healthcare organizations are grappling with how to create acute
care spaces that answer the personal and clinical needs of older adults. As such, they're turning to the senior living industry for lessons and finding that meeting the needs of seniors is no longer just about ADA
compliance or safety.
"Hospitals need to pay careful attention to what design firms are doing in the senior living market and
bring those lessons into the acute care setting, including addressing issues of patient vision or hearing
and seniors' ultra-sensitivity to noise," says Sam Burnette, principal at ESa (Earl Swensson Associates;
Nashville, Tenn.), which served as the architect on The Villages project. Seniors also communicate and
respond differently to the care environment, which requires specialized solutions, adds Jane Rohde,
founder and president of JSR Associates (Catonsville, Md.) and an expert in senior care and design.

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Editorial
Show Talk
Photo Tour
Community Service
Hcd Cityscene Goes to Dallas
Product Spotlight: Flooring
A New Day
Convergence Point
The Center
Face Time
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