With roughly 75 million Baby Boomers in the United States and an estimated 3 million Baby Boomers reaching retirement age each year until 2029, American medicine will see new challenges in the years ahead.
One of those will be creating safer medical environments for an aging populace.
Remodeling and incorporating Aging in Place Design principles and ADA-code into medical offices and clinics built prior to 2000 can help medical practices and healthcare centers meet the needs of older patients while further reducing the risks of falls and injury.
55+ TLC Interior Design focuses on improving the safety and functionality of medical spaces, lobbies and public areas by incorporating effective aging-in-place design to create safer, more comfortable and enjoyable environments that are easier to access and maneuver and that reduce the risk of falls and injuries which helps to safeguard practices, doctors and staff from expenses related to on-site patient injuries.
How Can Aging-in-Place Design for the Healthcare Industry
One of the biggest challenges America faces over the next 30 years will be how to meet the demand for safer spaces for those 55 and older, according to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Aging-in-place design for the healthcare industry can help meet the needs of Boomer and senior patients with design solutions that support patients with proven safety features that prevent injury, including:
- Patient room remodels
- Bathroom remodels
- Reception area remodels
- Waiting room remodels
- Architectural review
- Exterior building modifications
- Modifications to common areas
- Flooring design
- Lighting design
- Hardware and decorative plumbing specifications
- Furniture and equipment
- Interior and exterior finish specifications
- Wall and ceiling treatments
- Window coverings and treatments
Modifications can be made to existing structures and medical offices and clinics, as well as healthcare facilities in the planning stages.
For more about aging-in-place design for the healthcare industry and how to create safer medical environments that provide comfort, mobility, functionality, and fall and injury prevention, contact 55+TLC Interior Design at (480) 696-3187.