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Urban planners are re-imagining the future of nursing homes

Urban skyscrapers that were once devoted to office space may transform into multipurpose housing — including dedicated spaces for nursing home facilities.

How can new housing arrangements integrate care for the elderly?

We used to think that nursing homes were the place [for elderly care]. And so now we know nursing homes may not be the ideal place for elderly people. So they’re talking about, for example, in New York, can they convert some of those business skyscrapers to multipurpose housing? Can we get young families to take care of seniors in a shared community, and that’s a gainful way to get employment and work?

Dr. Dana Ardi

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