Best Memory Care Design of 2020: Small House Principles with Regional Flair – Senior Housing News

Standing at two stories with latticed windows and clad in shingles, Duxbury House at the Village might fit in on any residential street in New England.

Part of the Village at Duxbury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the memory care center gives residents a homelike environment with sunny common spaces, an open-plan country kitchen and 24 private studio apartments for person-centered care.

Creating a scaled-down, homelike setting for residents was the goal of Village at Duxbury owner and operator Welch Senior Living, according to President Paul Casale Sr.

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“We really wanted it to be small and intimate, and have a very residential atmosphere for a relatively small number of residents,” Casale told Senior Housing News.

The community’s compact local design, coupled with its use of natural light, earned it top accolades from the judges of the 2020 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards in the “Best Standalone Memory Care” category.