Not Your Father’s Senior Living Community

As the baby boomer generation begins turning 70, senior living providers will have tremendous opportunities.  At the same time, they will face the challenge of reinventing their business and providing innovative solutions to meet the needs and demands of this new generation.

Today’s seniors are looking for options that deliver the comforts and amenities of home.  This trend is changing the design and construction of senior living communities.  Designers are incorporating more residential design elements and finishes into new buildings, resulting in vibrant and comfortable spaces that are very inviting for residents.  The buildings being designed and constructed today are not your father’s senior living facility.

By involving a general contractor very early in the planning process, working collaboratively with the design team, an owner can understand costs, lead times and constructability of various design components, and have the ability to make timely decisions.  The general contractor can also provide potential alternative options and value engineering suggestions before the design is completed.

Having a general contractor who understands senior living and healthcare permitting, building code requirements and regulations is critical to controlling costs, managing the schedule and achieving your overall objectives.   Code and licensure requirements can be difficult to manage for a builder who does not build this type of structure every day.

The Douglas Company has specialized in senior living construction for more than forty years.  Combining our Integri-D processes with our senior living expertise, owners can easily overcome the challenge of providing residents, family members and staff with a senior living community that feels like home and exceeds the demands and expectations of today’s senior.

Bob Ritter
Director of Business Development
The Douglas Company

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