Thrive - Senior Living

Project Overview

 

Thrive is an apartment complex specifically designed to accomodate Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers. Special design considerations within each apartment unit contribute to creating feeling of safety and security for the patient. Interaction between the residents is also a big focus, and is encouraged through the facade design of each apartment unit and spaces in the corridor. The end goal is to provide our Alzheimer's and Dementia clients with spaces that positively impact their moods, self-esteem, and well-being as well as helping reducing their anxiety and depression and increase their social interactions.

 

Designing for Alzheimer's and Dementia

 

The apartment units have plenty of daylight and are well-lit to help the patient sleep better and have less episodes of disruptive emotions. The patient is also able to wander around safely because of various design elements such as a gated staircase, no harsh contrasts between flooring or intricate patterns on floors/walls, and no carpets as they are tripping hazards. Finally, the entire first floor is ADA accesible.

Programs Used:

AutoCAD, SketchUp, Enscape, Photoshop

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