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.
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).
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