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  • This year, the industry will continue to see rapidly increasing construction costs stress project development proformas.
  • Designers will find technology becoming further incorporated into signage and furnishings.
  • Community design will continue to shift focus from including several decentralized amenity spaces in a community toward flexible multi-use rooms in a central hub of activity.
  • Operators will increase attention to caregiver benefits/amenities to address staffing and retention concerns for the future.
  • We will see a continued hospitality influence on senior living, however it will shift from focus on design to more personalized services for residents.
  • Dining will take a special focus this year, with multiple and flexible restaurant venues providing variety for residents & families and attracting top quality chefs & personnel.
  • The industry will continue to “go green,” with cruelty-free and eco-friendly products and materials made in America becoming more prevalent, motivating greater interest in company transparency to provide information regarding harmful material ingredients.
  • Statement-making colors are back, as designs move toward neutral palettes layering greys and beige with accents of bright, saturated colors in furnishings and accessories.
  • Vintage modern style will be utilized heavily, with an increase of modern furnishings being used throughout the community.
  • 2017 will bring an increased focus on layering organic and geometric patterns, especially in flooring.