Senior Living: Breathing New Life into Legacy Buildings
Wednesday, December 11, 6 pm- 7 pm
A large percentage of skilled-care providers around the country operate “legacy buildings” constructed since 1946*which do not meet contemporary standards for resident-centered care. As these providers undertake repositioning efforts they are faced with a variety of physical challenges that inhibit the incorporation of future-focused models of care.
Through the use of case studies, Heidi Dahle, AIA, EDAC and Todd Wiltse, AIA (Worn Jerabek Architects, P.C.) will provide an in-depth look at a variety of strategies that address the entire spectrum of renovation challenges: structural, cultural, and financial. Specific interventions targeted at improving independence and wellness, advancing future-focused models of care, and addressing the needs of all stakeholders will be discussed; with a focus on principles, process, and best practices utilized in these “legacy building” renovations.
Join the Design for Aging KC in exploring these issues.
* The federal Hospital Survey and Construction Act of 1946, commonly known as the Hill-Burton Act, authorizes assistance to public and other nonprofit medical facilities such as acute care general hospitals, special hospitals, nursing homes, public health centers, and rehabilitation facilities.
This event is sponsored by Design for Aging KC
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW
Location: AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Member price: 0 Non-member price: $15.00