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COVID-19 Has Hit Senior Living and Eldercare Hard--But There's Reason for Hope

May 10, 2020

In this poignant, yet hopeful episode of I Hear Design, JSR Associates' Jane Rohde talks with Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about how the senior living and eldercare markets have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll in the U.S. hits 50,000.

But there may be a silver lining on the horizon as more designers ask about how they can affect change in public health policy and a design model that reflects person-centered care.

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Learn more about our guest:

Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, is the principal and founder of JSR Associates Inc., in Catonsville, MD. For decades, she’s been a champion of a widespread global cultural shift toward de-institutionalized senior living facilities.

She does this through her consulting, research and advocacy, which provide services to non-profit and for-profit developers, government agencies, and care and senior living providers.



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Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of i+s and BUILDINGS media brands, and an award-winning writer, editor and design industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry.