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The Latest Style and Design Trends in Senior Housing

The landscape of senior housing is changing rapidly, as baby boomers enter retirement in growing numbers. But luckily, even as the need for senior housing increases, the latest style and design trends are moving in the direction of flexibility, community, connection, and discretion.

Flexible Design  

The best senior housing offers options, options, and more options. A diverse range of housing and care options is best for everyone, affording seniors both the independence, dignity, and security they deserve. From independent living to memory care services, many senior housing facilities offer combinations of these care plans, and their facilities reflect the varying service requirements of their residents.

Community Connections

One of the greatest benefits of group living for seniors is a sense of community. Now, more than ever, senior housing is being built closer to community centers—such as urban areas and universities—and being integrated with the services and amenities these neighborhoods have to offer.

Inside the communities themselves, senior housing spaces encourage socializing, gathering, and sharing. From communal dining to open recreation spaces, senior communities are emphasizing bright, airy design in public spaces.

Connected to Nature

A connection to outdoor spaces has proven therapeutic value. Innovative senior housing offers many opportunities to commune with nature, from green spaces to organized outdoor activities. More and more, sustainable building materials are being used in construction, furthering appreciation and respect for natural resources.

Discreet Health Monitoring

Of course, many communities also place an emphasis on medical care. But even senior care programs that offer 24/7 medical attention are now emphasizing the residential ambiance of their facilities. New, non-invasive technology can now be hidden behind walls or incorporated discreetly into the furniture of rooms, so senior housing still feels like home.

At Bayside Park, we incorporate many of these latest trends into our beautiful campus. We offer a range of living space options, from independent studio and one-bedroom apartments, to shared memory-care suites. Our spaces are filled with natural light, inspiring artwork created by our residents, and even music from our baby grand piano. And from our outdoor spaces like walking paths, community gardens, and courtyard, to our airy exercise facilities and dedicated meditation center, we’re always looking for ways to stay at the forefront of senior housing design.

For more information about our community, please contact us.


Cheryl MarshAbout the Author

Cheryl Marsh has been passionate about serving older adults since she was a CNA at the influential age of 16. Cheryl leads the daily operations and program development at Bayside Park. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care and client advocacy, continually forging new territory in her development of programs for residents who want to actively participate in their world despite physical or cognitive challenges. Cheryl’s work has won high praise from industry and patient groups. She has been recognized as Marketing Director of the Year from Regency Healthcare and has been a featured speaker at the California Assisted Living Association’s Statewide Conference.

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