Senior Living Solutions

Shade pergola at a Caldwell Care Center, NJ

A great deal of time and money goes into the design, costing and procurement of materials for a new assisted living community. Budgets run from $10 to $30 million with three or more tiers of style, amenities and monthly fees. The bulk of money is in the building and furnishings of these spaces however the details, quality and style of the exterior and outdoor living space can greatly influence the long term financial success of the project.

Much like at their own home, senior community residents and their loved ones place a high value on the appearance, convenience, comfort and enjoyment of the time they spend outside.

The cost of outdoor amenities is small by comparison to the core building and interior furnishing and our intention is to make the specification and procurement of these proven, high quality items as simple as possible. These can be fencing, shade structures, garden arbors, planters, gardening activity areas lighting and even bird feeding stations. See our full amenities catalog for more ideas.

Walpole Outdoors has taken its experience in the design and manufacturing of residential landscape structures and formed shopping lists and packages of outdoor site amenities specifically for Senior Lining developers and architects. Decorative and perimeter fencing for the overall framework of the landscaping can be wood, vinyl or AZEK cellular PVC in several standard styles.

Attractive but secure fencing for Alzheimer’s courtyards is non-climbable with lockable gates to prevent elopement. Just the correct amount of space between solid boards is featured to give the residents some awareness of the world beyond but not so much to stimulate an impulse to leave the grounds. Maintenance-free Azek pergolas with retractable Sunbrella canopies can be specified by SKU number to provide shade in a pleasant setting for residents and their visitors to enjoy.

If a package of these products is not already part of the developer’s “style book” Walpole Outdoors will work from the architects plans to provide one to match the designers size and style requirements and we can help provide all joinery and foundation details.

A full package of shop drawings in CAD format is provided to the contractor for sign-off approval on every project. All materials are factory finished, kitted with all fasteners and instructions, shipped nationwide and ready for straightforward erection by contractor personnel. CAD drawings and specifications of fencing, kit and custom pergolas, trellis, lattice arbors, planters, lantern posts are available through our CADdetails microsite or by request.

To get your senior living project started give us a call at 800-343-6948 to speak with one of our dress design experts.

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