Residential Care Facilities

FGI is pleased to present a new video series that showcases the experiences and perspectives of individuals working and living in person-centered residential care settings. Titled Residential Care Guidelines: A Provider, Designer, and Regulator Perspective, the series offers 24 short videos, which run from two to nine minutes each. The topics covered range from creating community to sustainable design to the relationships between residents and care providers. (See below for the complete list of topics.)

A new video will be released each Friday beginning October 27th until all 24 are available from the FGI website. We encourage you to check back periodically to see what’s new!

The series will culminate in a one-hour program sponsored by Mannington Commercial. Titled A Provider, Designer, and Regulator Perspective, this program will use an interview format to highlight the relevance, utility, and application of the minimum requirements and guidance offered in the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities (Residential Guidelines).  Continuing education credits will be provided by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) and by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council for members of ASID, IIDA, IDC, and IDEC. FGI will provide this one-hour learning unit program as part of its Beyond Fundamentals offerings in the near future.


The CEO of a senior living community explains the philosophical and economic forces behind the differences between the traditional and household models and today’s choices for how people want to live.


Person-Centered Care Households – A Caregiver’s Perspective

Resident Feels at Home

A Great Bathing Experience

Household: Resident Choice and Quality of Life

Continuum of Care

Independent Living Model at Garden Spot Village

Adult Day Care – Day and Night Programming

Sustainability – ASHRAE 189.1 and the New ASHRAE 189.3 for Health Care

Senior Living Sustainability Guide® as a Process Guide

State Adoption and Use of the Guidelines – Regulator, Provider, and Designer Perspective

A Resident’s Perspective – Loving the Household and Care

A Resident’s Perspective – Volunteering as a Key Part of Life

Saving Real Money – ROI Results from the Planning Process

First Costs and Human Costs

Environment of Care Considerations: Person-Centered Care

Importance of the Resident Safety Risk Assessment

Transformation from Traditional Model into a Household Model

Institutional Model as Last Resort

The Center of “Home”: is the Kitchen

Importance of Residential Scale

Part of the Family

Trending Multi-Generational Settings

A Sustainable Life