Welcome to With Seniors in Mind, Inc. Blog for the Senior Living Sustainability Guide®!
So what is the Senior Living Sustainability Guide®?
It is a collaboration of a group of dedicated volunteers that wanted to expand the concept of sustainability beyond the physical environment; to include a process that supported resident-centered care models and culture change. The result includes addressing the pre-development stage of design, socio-cultural context, and the utilization of Four Dimensions – Resident, Organization, Operations and Physical Setting. The overall direction is to realize that sustaining outcomes over time is the most important for a resident living in a senior living setting.
We hope to hear from you, as you start to explore and utilize the Guide. We are looking for input and comments to continually improve the Guide. Checklists are the next step in the development of the Guide and are currently planned to be available in November, 2011.
In addition, we have set up this Blog in hopes of an exchange of ideas to occur on a regular basis; including senior living questions, interesting articles, sharing good news, etc! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED® AP
Chair of the SLSG Committee