Watermark Communities manages 40 upscale senior living communities across the United States. They strive to be industry innovators for healthy aging by offering comfortable living and encouraging residents to lead healthy, engaged lives through programs and services. Much of their success in attracting residents and keeping them happy is in their quality of facilities and interior spaces. To maintain competitiveness in the high-end senior living market a community must have a striking lobby, elegant dining room, luxurious common areas, functional and high-tech activity centers, spacious resident suites, and more.
To maintain their status as an industry leader, Watermark Communities has engaged the services of interior design experts DesignPoint. DesignPoint worked on Watermark Communities like The Watermark at Logan Square in Philadelphia, PA and The Fountains at Washington House in Alexandria, VA. Happy with the quality and results of DesignPoint’s work, Watermark Communities has retained the interior designers to update the memory care units at two distinguished communities in Florida.
As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other related dementia grows, memory care for seniors is in demand. Many personal care homes, assisted living facilities and other senior living communities are creating memory support units to care for residents with cognitive issues. Designing for those with dementia can be challenging as a memory care resident’s whole lifestyle and environment must be reconsidered. Materials, furniture, fixtures and other features must be calming, comforting, and promote safety. “It is a different set of rules when designing for dementia residents. We need to keep them safe and engaged, and use materials that are attractive, easy to clean, and functional,” says Les McCoy, President of DesignPoint. “Memory care residents need colors and features that provide a soothing environment and discourage wandering.”
Watermark Communities’ The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a retirement community that offers independent living, assisted living and memory care on 14 acres with a waterfront view. The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, located in Sarasota, Florida is a retirement community that offers Independent Living and Assisted Living on a large and comfortable senior campus notable for spacious, beautifully landscaped grounds. Residents live in spacious studios, one-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom suites, wonderfully appointed with a full kitchen, large living room and bathrooms.
DesignPoint is located in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and works extensively on both a regional and national level. DesignPoint, Inc. is a full service Interior Design & Purchasing Firm with a focus on corporate, hospitality, senior living, medical offices and high-end residential interiors. When considering new interior construction or renovations, DesignPoint will provide complete interior architectural space planning, construction documents, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) procurement services to make it a successful project. DesignPoint is located in Bethlehem, PA and can be reached at 610-807-9670 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.