Hotel experts know how to attract guests, operate smarter and deliver a great resident experience. So, it’s no accident that the senior living providers offering excellent healthcare in an environment that’s inspiring and cost effective to operate have the highest census and far outperform other communities.
As one of the Midwest’s leading hotel design-builders, Consolidated Construction has had the privilege working with many of these world-class hoteliers. Here’s a lesson learned you may want to consider when building, expanding or renovating your next senior community:
Make it Homey. Instead of using conventional senior living products, use those that are common in hotels and luxurious homes. For example, shift from vinyl composite tile to hardwood laminate, slate or carpet. Many carpets today meet infection control requirements and solution-dyed carpets with moisture backings can be cleaned with industrial cleaners. Choose residential-style furniture that has arms to assist lifting and removable seat cushions for cleaning. Provide counter seating and other dining options in lieu of community tables.
Keep this in mind when planning your next facility. If you feel like you’re living in a resort hotel than life is pretty darn good.
Tim Rinn has over 20 years of design‐build healthcare and senior living experience, and has assisted clients throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. Consolidated Construction’s Assisted Living Team is ready to help you plan, fund, design, build or renovate your next senior living community.