Skilled Nursing Facility Architecture and Design Projects

Skilled Nursing Care Facility design and architecture concepts promoting wellness, safety and positivity.

Douglas Pancake Architects is an advocate for the household model design, a small group of patient rooms surrounding a common area or great room with access to a resident kitchen, living room and dining area.

This design allows the resident to feel comfortable in a more residential environment while recovering or receiving care.

About DPA: Skilled Nursing Facility Design Specialists

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.

About Skilled Nursing Facilities

What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF, or nursing homes) are medically-staffed long-term care facilities for seniors and individuals with disabilities that require around-the-clock care and more medical care than can be provided in an assisted living facility.

These facilities are approved through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

Common Skilled Nursing Facility Services

Other services offered by skilled nursing facilities include social activities, laundry services, pharmaceutical services, laboratory services and radiology services, as well as some transportation services and hospice care

Skilled Nursing Facility Architecture and Design Elements

  • Easily accessible communal spaces (indoor and outdoor)
  • Aesthetically pleasing color schemes and decor
  • Natural and LED lighting
  • Carpet and hard floors with matte finishes
  • Technology Integration