Senior Residences: Designing Retirement Communities for the Future / Edition 1

Senior Residences: Designing Retirement Communities for the Future / Edition 1

by John E. Harrigan, Jennifer M. Raiser, Phillip H. Raiser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471190616

ISBN-13: 9780471190615

Pub. Date: 04/02/1998

Publisher: Wiley

The over-65 population is increasing rapidly and dramatically, raising crucial concerns about the housing and care of senior citizens in the years ahead. How can we provide the best possible quality of care to the elderly? How can architects, developers, and others capitalize on the growing senior housing industry and stay competitive in the future? How can the

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The over-65 population is increasing rapidly and dramatically, raising crucial concerns about the housing and care of senior citizens in the years ahead. How can we provide the best possible quality of care to the elderly? How can architects, developers, and others capitalize on the growing senior housing industry and stay competitive in the future? How can the facilities they create deliver both good service and strong financial returns? While there are no easy answers to these important questions, the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) model has emerged as a flexible and attractive option for providing combined housing, services, and nursing care to the elderly. Senior Residences equips architects and other industry professionals with a comprehensive, three-part strategic framework for designing and developing successful CCRC projects. Part I identifies the eight Critical success factors of a CCRC enterprise and illustrates them through an indepth examination of two exemplary developments, The Cypress of South Carolina's Hilton Head Island and The Stratford in the San Francisco Peninsula. Part II details a computer-based "standard of performance" system to track progress and assess project performance. Finally, Part III examines how to use different types of research to stay on top of market trends and forecasts, legal and licensing requirements, and more. Together, the three elements of this executive strategy cover every aspect of the development process, from the initial enterprise concept and executive organization building to financial and legal due diligence, marketing and sales, residents' services and healthcare, and design and build. Readers gain essential guidance in tackling key project management issues as well as in developing effective problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. Written by an author team with extensive CCRC experience, Senior Residences helps encourage avenues of thought that will lead to more cohesive, responsive, and successful CCRC projects that benefit the professionals who build them and the residents who live in them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471190615
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/02/1998
Series:
Wiley Series in Healthcare and Senior Living Design Series, #6
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS.

The Cypress and The Stratford.

THE STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE.

An Open Process: A Way to Become Smarter Commentary.

STRATEGIC RESEARCH.

Benefits of Personal Involvement.

Appendices.

References.

Index.

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