When planning apartment renovations in a senior living apartment community, there are several points of specific concern that should be taken into consideration to ensure the safety, comfort, and well-being of the residents.
Here are some key considerations:
Creating a Realistic Budget
Develop a comprehensive budget that accounts for the logistical costs we mention below. All logistical efforts in Senior Housing are important in order to provide a predictable experience for your residents.
Work with your builder to ensure that the work areas remain accessible to seniors with mobility challenges. This includes features like widened doorways, hallways, and accessible bathrooms.
Maintain or add critical safety elements accessible such as grab bars in bathrooms, handrails in hallways, and emergency systems like smoke detectors while renovations are taking place.
Health and Indoor Air Quality
Take precautions to prevent the spread of dust and allergens during renovations by using negative air-scrubbers.
Also, using materials with low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to improve indoor air quality and reduce health risks for residents is important.
Minimizing Noise Disruption
Implement construction practices that minimize noise and disturbances such as scheduling noisy tasks during specific hours and using soundproofing materials or methods.
Communication and Resident Involvement
Keep residents informed about renovation plans and changes as they occur to accommodate their specific needs and preferences.