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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Envisioning Environments for Young Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation

Avneet Kaur-Anand, BSN, RN, CPN
Director of Pediatric Nursing, Rutland
Manjiri Paprikar AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate, Senior Medical Planner, Perkins Eastman
Paul Rosenfeld
Executive Director, ingsbrook Jewish Medical Center/ Rutland Nursing Home / Schulman Schachne Inst
Joanne Violanti
Principal and Project Architect, Perkins Eastman

What is a day in the life of a Young Adult? Instantly, we think of a safe, supportive environment in their home and a daily journey to work, classes, or play. But, for an 18-30-year-old with medically complex issues, admitted for Long term care, Physical & Occupational Rehabilitation, how do we create environments to support and celebrate their daily life? This project will be the first few homes of its kind for Young Adults with high-need clinical care intricacy with an outlook to be a national model. It is an opportunity to fulfill the Young Adults Daily Living, Mobility, and Rehabilitation. The aspirational goal is to support and celebrate their success and happiness despite their struggles and challenges and educate and empower residents to lead their daily lives. This session will discuss planning strategies to create spaces that feel like a small home within a residential neighborhood and how the designed environment can enable healing by a person-centered care approach.

1: Learn how these unique first few projects of its kind can pave the way to meet the needs of this growing population of high-need young adults.
2: Summarize opportunities within actual budgets to enhance the environment in small ways to bring joy and well-being for residents, family, and staff.
3: Understand client-design team relationship when implementing exclusivity concepts such as Small House design to Long term Care Rehab settings.
4: Define a planning and design toolkit to introduce a Person-Centered Approach and engage family and community in the caregiving process.

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