Lumina Las Vegas is thrilled to announce that it has earned 3rd place in the prestigious Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, in the category of Stand-Alone Memory Care.
Here are excerpts from the project recognition:
“Lumina Las Vegas re-envisions the standard for memory care. Designed in partnership with world-renowned research institutions, the 42,000-square-foot facility employs modern research to achieve a higher standard of hospitality-focused housing for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders.” The key to this approach is the establishment of a high-end residential aesthetic within two distinct neighborhoods – the Rejuv Neighborhood for early-stage dementia and the Aspyre Neighborhood for late-stage dementia. The separate neighborhoods enable programming and engagement activities tailored to the varied capabilities and needs of the residents. For example, lower acuity residents may engage in word games or music/art therapy for lower acuity residents (shown to help slow cognitive decline) versus pet therapy or entertainers for the comfort and enjoyment of late-stage, higher acuity residents.
OWNER: Stonehill Asset Management
OPERATOR: Solera Senior Living
ARCHITECT: Rosemann & Associates
INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM: StudioSIX5
BUILDER/CONTRACTOR: The Korte Company
The common space and shared amenities were consciously oriented in the central core of the building to serve both neighborhoods, benefitting operations with staffing and building efficiency. In the Multipurpose Room, the design is elegant, inviting, and interesting. Some common areas promote tranquility and others promote interaction, creating a balanced environment for residents to live dynamically.
Further research findings in neurodegenerative disorders support the importance of appealing to the five senses including lighting, colors, and textures for beneficial cognitive stimulation. Circadian rhythm lighting is installed throughout the community and double-story ceiling heights combined with clerestory windows welcome an abundance of natural light to regulate and maintain healthy sleep patterns. Changes in flooring materials and various accent patterns designate different spatial areas, while upholstered furnishings in each neighborhood offer residents a range of materials and textures for a tactile experience. A participatory art wall promotes tranquility while the Café Leon dining and adjacent exhibition-style kitchen promote interaction, creating a balanced environment for residents to live dynamically. The early-stage café features a display kitchen offering an interactive opportunity that allows residents to be better connected to their meals and the art of cooking.
To view photos of the award nomination and for additional details regarding the project, visit https://shnawards.com/nominees/lumina-las-vegas/.