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Environments For Aging Names Winners Of 20th Annual Design Showcase

January 21, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
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St. John's Brickstone, submitted by SWBR, earned top honors in this year’s Showcase with four additional projects taking home Honorable Mentions.

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation - New Hyde Park, N.Y.

April 13, 2015    
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As part of a facility-wide master revitalization plan, the Parker Jewish Institute hired Tobin Parnes Design to transform previously unused labs and office and storage space into a new 22-bed skilled nursing unit. The goal was to create an intimate small house model within a 1970s-style high-rise facility for both Parker’s sub-acute and long-term care residents.

Environments For Aging Names Design Showcase Winners

January 28, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
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Five projects earned submitting firms Awards of Merit for their design work in this year's Environments for Aging Design Showcase. 

EFACon Opening Keynote: What's The Recipe For The Longest, Happiest Life?

May 4, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief, Long-Term Living
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Forget the fictitious fountain of youth. Opening keynote speaker Nick Buettner explores what it really takes to live the longest, healthiest life possible.

Now and Later: CCRC Renovates With Current And Future Residents In Mind

April 15, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
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Emerald Heights in Redmond, Wash., one of Environments for Aging’s 2014 Design Showcase Award of Merit winners, spent three years on active upgrades, renovations, and new construction with the goal of “future-proofing” its community.

D'Youville Center for Advanced Therapy - Lowell, MA

August 28, 2013    
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To meet the growing needs of its aging population, evolving senior care requirements, and recent market trends, D’Youville Life and Wellness Community commissioned an integrated two-story physical rehabilitative center, which brings together the D’Youville Center for Advanced Therapy (DCAT), providing short-term physical rehabilitative and hospice care services, and the New England Rehabilitation Hospital Satellite at Lowell, providing short-term acute care physical rehabilitative services.  This unique combination will complement the care currently offered on campus and represents a new paradigm in senior rehabilitative services.

South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabiliation Center - Quincy, MA

August 28, 2013    
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Long-established in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood, the current, Shawmut Avenue, South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a two-unit, 100-bed long term care facility dedicated to serving the cultural needs of the region’s Asian community.  While its current building is adequate, it is functionally obsolete.  It is under-sized relative to the number of seniors in need of eldercare and rehabilitation services, and it does not allow for the current trends in senior care to be easily implemented.

The Atrium at Christwood Retirement Community - Covington, Louisiana

February 27, 2013    
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The Atrium at Christwood is the latest addition to Independent Living at Christwood Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), a not-for-profit community that offers a continuum of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Medicare Certified Skilled Nursing with private nursing suites.

Joseph C. Scott Medical Center at Rydal Park - Rydal, Pennsylvania

February 27, 2013    
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The Joseph C. Scott Medical Center is the centerpiece nursing addition of an overall repositioning plan for Rydal Park, owned by Presby’s Inspired Life. Rydal Park is a successful and established, 57-acre, CCRC campus in suburban Philadelphia that proactively sought to reposition their community to meet future market expectations.

Haven Hospice Custead Care Center - Orange Park, Florida

February 27, 2013    
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A patient stay in a hospice care center can be an intense experience for both the resident patient and their family. Historically hospice care center environments have been largely modeled after a typical skilled nursing facility with some additional lounge space provided for family use. This forward-thinking provider knew that there had to be a better alternative to meet the needs of the patient and their family as they participate in the ultimate resident-centered care experience.

St. John's Green House

February 16, 2012    
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St. John’s Green House project offers licensed skilled nursing care to ten elders in each of two residential suburban homes. Nationally, these are the first Green House® homes located away from a main campus and fully integrated into a residential community. Incorporated into to a development of townhomes, the Green House homes face the street with individual entries, driveways and garages while sharing a beautifully landscaped courtyard.