4 Things Every Senior Living Community Landscape Needs

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March 13th, 2019 0 Comments

Creating a custom, attractive, and safe landscape that fits your brand and mission is imperative to efficient and effective commercial property landscapes.

Today, we want to focus our attention on one specific type of property—senior living communities. The types of projects, enhancements, and design qualities may be right for other properties but won’t ring true for senior living communities.

Key Considerations

Retirement homes, assisted living facilities, and other senior living options have special requirements and must appeal to potential residents while providing practical amenities for all residents.

Perhaps the most important aspect of senior living landscapes is incorporating a well-thought-out outdoor living space that gives residents space and comfort to partake in outdoor activities.

The ability to spend time outside is imperative to maintaining a quality of life, no matter what a person’s health or mobility may be. Here are some important considerations that we believe senior living communities should focus on:

1. Regular Clean-Up

Any time you have a space that will see a lot of foot traffic, especially when the residents may have health or mobility issues, you want to ensure your outdoor spaces are well maintained.

The regular removal of debris, raking, maintaining grass and plants are all important aspects.

2. Water Elements

Research has shown that water elements like rivers, ponds, and even fountains or waterfalls can have calming effects and reduce stress.

Natural sounds that come from water features can also provide a great space for meditation or relaxing for residents. You can check out some of our water feature offerings here!

3. Cohesive Design

When it comes to crafting the perfect outdoor space, you need experts that can create a flow from your indoor space to your outdoor space, establishing connections that make residents feel at home no matter which part of the property they are.

4. Incorporate Wildlife

Garden beds that can be seen from windows, porches, and patios that offer community gathering space, plants that attract birds and butterflies, as well as installing bird feeders have all been excellent at developing relationships between nature and landscape design.

We Can Help

When you work with Complete Landsculpture, we look at the big picture. We incorporate your ideas and goals into our plan so we can deliver the complete experience.

Our goal in creating your complete outdoor experience is to create a custom design and plan that reflects your:

  • Brand
  • Attention to detail
  • Mission

All of these elements are essential to making residents comfortable and presenting a great first impression to prospective residents and their families.

Remember, your landscape is more than just an outdoor space; it’s also a reflection of the quality of care you provide.

If you want to learn more about crafting your complete outdoor experience, let’s talk! You can get in touch with our team here!

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