Posted April 06, 2018 in News
As part of the annual Environments for Aging Expo and Conference on April 21-24 in Savannah, Georgia, Richard Kieley was invited to participate in the closing keynote plenary session on the panel, Wandering Through Memory Care: What’s Next on the Horizon. He will also be presenting Dementia Care Facilities: Designed to Nurture from the Inside and Out along with Geoffrey Roehll, senior principal at Hitchcock Design Group.
Wandering Through Memory Care: What’s Next on the Horizon
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12 p.m.
The design of the built environment and various care settings has greatly improved the lives of older adults suffering from memory loss and dementia. Through aggressive collaboration with the medical community, care givers, and families, backed by evidence-based design, care settings are improving outcomes and experiences. However, we have much more to do. Join this esteemed panel of thought leaders for a spirited discussion about “what’s next” in memory care and the implications for design. This team will paint a picture for what is on the horizon and how that connects to today. This conversation is essential for both the design community and providers of care.
Facilitator: Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor for Environments for Aging
Dementia Care Facilities: Designed to Nurture from the Inside and Out
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Designing a facility that meets the specific needs of residents with dementia can be challenging, especially when factoring in the behavioral changes that can occur throughout their care. A design that makes key destinations easy to access, eliminates confusion, provides appropriate physical support, and space for family and friends is vital for both interior and exterior spaces. This session will help care providers gain a better understanding of some of the indoor and outdoor elements they can incorporate into their facilities to help encourage resident independence while keeping them safe as they navigate their ever-changing world with dementia.