How Architects, Senior Living Operators Are Shifting Paradigm of Memory Care Design

Aug 7, 2023

As the way memory care operators care for residents grows more sophisticated, so too does how such communities are designed.

Design trends within senior housing are evolving to include specific spaces designed for memory care residents, with operators taking a serious step to offer purposeful living spaces for those receiving dementia care. From creating new spaces with physical infrastructure to providing higher-quality memory care services, operators are not only building anew but also adapting spaces with higher-acuity residents in mind.

For operators in memory care, the premise is simple: Designing spaces where memory care residents can thrive. But the execution of these cutting-edge spaces requires in-depth analysis and collaboration with researchers and a commitment to specific design standards.

Companies at the cutting edge of memory care design include RLPS Architects, which is innovating memory care layouts; design firm HKS, which is informing its design with brain health research; and Epoch Senior Living, which has nearly a dozen memory care communities after growing its footprint in the sector to capitalize on demand.