2013 By Design Presentations
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Keynote: Douglas Goldstein
From Wall Street to Main Street: What’s Happened Since the “Crash”
How has the collapse of the housing and banking industries affected the business and care models of CCRCs? What models have been successful in meeting this growing market in the midst of the recession? How are retirement communities evolving to better serve residents, while maintaining financial viability? Discussion will highlight how the senior living industry has responded to the recession and the challenges and opportunities CCRCs face in this new economy.
Services with a Smile: Who’s Taking Care of Grandma?
We are about to witness the most dramatic change to senior living care since the 1960s. The baby boom bubble is upon us, state and federal governments cannot sustain reimbursement rates, there are increasing shortages of trained caregivers, and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is just beginning to be implemented. This confluence of events begs the questions, “Who’s taking care of grandma?” and “How might the CCRC transform itself to survive and broaden its influence?” Panelists will explore how support is provided to the elder population without access to the current senior care models and how Accountable Care Organizations will fundamentally change the way we purchase care.
Believe it or Not: Unique Choices for Today’s Seniors
Many of today’s seniors are “thinking outside the box” when exploring housing and care options. Meanwhile, providers and other senior care companies are recognizing opportunities to address specific needs and special circumstances in very unique ways. This lively session will highlight services, housing options and technologies that may be off the beaten path, but provide exciting new choices to the senior consumer.
Featured Speaker: Andrew Carle
Dodging Bullets: How Providers are Overcoming Economic & Market Obstacles
In a struggling economy, how are communities continuing their heritage of exceptional service to their residents? What ideas are helping providers rethink options to enhance quality of service, amenities and their environments? Learn how many providers across the country have added new services, and experiences, and have reshaped their physical environments to meet the changing needs of seniors in their area. The speakers will demonstrate how, through collaboration and creativity, the providers and their design team have formulated solutions that meet the evolving operational, marketing, and physical needs of their campuses.
Seniors Design 105: Behind the Walls — Systems Serving Seniors (Bonus Session)
This session will highlight the physiological effects of the environment on seniors, and review engineering systems best practices to support comfort. We will discuss the effects of aging, specifically in regard to building elements that can help or hinder comfort as we age: lighting, acoustics, and select HVAC systems. Speakers will highlight technologies to help seniors, caregivers, and building managers. This session will also explore the impact of poor design choices and the negative effect this may have on those who work, live and visit in your community.
Edited On: 2/28/2013 2:15:45 PM