Housing for the country’s aging population is a critical societal need that is leading to the development of dynamic senior living facilities. From independent living, to assisted living and skilled nursing, many senior living communities are offering a variety of services and amenities to meet residents’ specific needs. As a result, senior living developments are subject to varying code requirements, often dependent on the type of housing, services, and amenities provided for residents. Understanding these requirements is crucial for achieving code compliant buildings that also provide holistic housing options for the senior population.
Differentiate in code requirements for independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing.
Identify common amenity spaces provided in senior living facilities and understand code requirements applicable to these various amenity spaces.
Describe code compliance strategies for multifaceted senior living facilities that contain a variety of services, features, and programs.
Identify recent code changes affecting senior living facilities and understand the impact of such changes to a project.