By 2035, older adults are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. This demographic transformation caused by a rapidly aging population is new for the United States. With this swelling number of older adults, the country could see greater demands for healthcare, in-home caregiving, and assisted living facilities.

This white paper provides process steps and recommends a variety of resources to support the design and development of inclusive environments for all types of care populations in healthcare settings.

Author: Jane Rhode, Principal, JSR Associates AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA – EB