Memory Care Architecture and Design Projects

Our Memory Care Facilities are designed to support the health, comfort and well-being of residents affected by neurological traumas and disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s disease.

Each memory care design uses elements that aid residents treatment and care. Design elements include:

  • Racetrack Concept: a logical circulation system allowing residents to safely wander without getting lost, by enabling them to return to their starting point
  • Open Kitchens: a home-like kitchen space that encourages residents to observe and participate in meal preparation, this concept can be therapeutic for memory recollection
  • Sensory Engagement: implementation of lighting, textures, flooring, and color schemes that aid in safety, comfort and promote therapeutic familiarity

About DPA: Senior Housing Specialist

Douglas Pancake Architects (DPA) is an architectural firm offering a specialized focus to address the nuances of building for the aging community.  Aspects that must be carefully thought out include lighting, color schemes, and designing for autonomy.  With 25 years of experience in senior housing, Douglas Pancake leads a group of talented independent living architects in understanding how to best design facilities to help meet the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of seniors.  As the population ages, the need for more senior housing will increase, and DPA will be there to offer experienced and compassionate service to assist the most vulnerable members of our communities.