Brenda Brady Design LLC
We just finished the interiors of another senior housing facility in Oconto WI. Located in a small town of about 4500 people, this beautiful facility will draw seniors from this rural area which is located on Green Bay.
It makes us wonder about senior facilities and their locations. Certainly they are quite plentiful in the large metro areas. They are even competitive which is a plus for an interior design firm that works in this specialty market!
Competition is always good because it keeps standards up. Several of my projects have been remodels of existing senior housing facilities... typically 10-15 years old and needing a "face-lift". This is a wonderful aspect of our business.
However what will happen to the baby boomers in rural communities and small towns when they want to retire into a senior apartment or assisted living facility? Will they be forced to leave their roots - and go to a larger city? Or perhaps demographics will provide the developers of senior housing information that will move them to build new facilities in the small towns.
Senior housing continues to grow at a rapid pace! I'm sure all of us baby boomers will find a beautiful facility to grow old in!
Brenda L. Brady, ASID is a commercial interior designer with over 20 years of expertise in senior facilities, corporate offices, labs and healthcare design.