Do You Really Care What “The Home” Looks Like Inside?
Here’s a poor little clueless interior design student trying to figure out what boomers might like when they get sent to “The Home.” She’s in her late twenties and she has no idea what kind of interior to design for “The Home” so she can get her degree. She’s working at a firm that specializes in long-term skilled care facilities.
I find that there is a great need for active senior living/assisted senior living that is actually welcoming. Every facility that I have ever stepped foot into made me want to run right back out. I could never imagine living here and I can’t beleive that we expect our parents to.
Honey, you been visiting the wrong places. If the firm you work for specializes in long-term skilled care, that’s like being moved to “The Home.” I also think she feels there is a pressing need for boomers because we are ready for “The Home.”
Active senior living / assisted senior living (ASL) places learned long ago that the entry area should be inviting. They aren’t “The Home.” (Nursing homes.) I can’t think of a ASL place I’ve seen in the past ten years that hasn’t ditched the institutional feel.
I find that there is a great need for active senior living/assisted senior living that is actually welcoming. Every facility that I have ever stepped foot into made me want to run right back out. I could never imagine living here and I can’t believe that we expect our parents to.
OK, her premise is flawed, but her question is a good one. How about a basic question first?
Will boomers move to ASL facilities? Or will we stay home and have people come in to take care of us?
If we move to ASLs should the interior design be different than it is now?
Here is the only thing I can think of:
- Wireless broadband everywhere.
Remember we’re talking about active senior living/assisted senior living. People who still are independent, but don’t want to screw around with cooking and cleaning.
Can you think of any interior design changes for ASL facilities?
As much as I appreciate your post, I do not appreciate being demeaned. I am not a “poor clueless” interior design student, nor am I an idiot. I was trying to get real feedback instead of making something up. You may have experience on me but what I lack in experience I make up for in an every growing desire to learn more. I don’t expect someone of your closed mindedness to understand that.
I do however, expect to be treated with respect for my ideas and not be put down because I am trying to educate myself.
I do not think that the boomer generation is ready for “the home” as you so considerately put it, but I do believe that it is something that you should be thinking about. Not everyone is going to be able to afford home care. What about those who are less fortunate?
Great idea about wireless broadband everywhere, but that was not my question. If you are referring to having wireless broadband in the facility itself then no need to worry that will for sure be there. We are in the 21st century after all. And after reading your very educational and objective response I will make sure that there is a meditation room and maybe some spa services to help in the removal of your grumpy attitude.
I still think you are clueless.
You know how to reach me.
If you don’t want my feedback, I don’t care.
You have no idea what I know and don’t know. You never even asked. My firm takes these old decrepid LSC building and makes them beautiful places to live in we don’t design concrete walls that people are living in today. I really can’t wait for you to be in that position. I would love to see how you feel living in one of these facilities it would be justice for sure. You are the most frustrating person that I have ever delt with. You should be removed from human contact to save the rest of us from your rudness. How the hell have you been married for so long? She must be deaf, mute and blind. I know exactly the room to design for you: padded walls and nothing but blackness because that is what you bring to every communication we have had.
I really don’t feel the need to explain my project to you since you are such an asshole and I think that you are being this way just to get a rise out of me. Well this is the last time you will hear from me. I am better than you and always will be. Have fun in “the home” since your time is approaching faster and faster you old bastard!
LOL. My. My. My.
You are being incredibly rude to someone who appears to be seeking input from older and “suposedly wiser” individuals. What a fine example you set! Rather than attack her experience of only visiting bleak and depressing homes why not direct her to the “lovely places” you appear so familiar with? Personally, I agree with her that many care facilities are nothing more than human warehouses with little aesthetic appeal and limited activity options. She is not saying that everyone over 50 needs to “move to the home” she is simply looking to improve the experience for those who through their own decisions or through family intervention do make that choice.
Oh, she’s a punk kid just screwing around at work and calling it research. I have no tolerance for such ignorance.
How do you know what she is up to? You a savant?
Fine, you agree. Now go away.
You are a disagreeable arrogant so-and-so. If you know it all why don’t you run the world?
I’m capable, but there’s no such job. Please start taking your meds again.