Have you seen the recent video series from the Facility Guidelines Institute on Residential Care Facilities? 

The video series 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. 

There are a series of 24 videos that will be release every Friday. Below are the videos already released to date, check back every week for a new video here

Culture Change – No More Institutional Care Model

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

A caregiver at a senior living community describes how residents choose the flow of their day instead of adhering to facility schedules.

Resident Feels at Home

A caregiver at a senior living community describes how residents bring their own furnishings and personal items from their previous home to decorate their rooms to create a home environment.

A Great Bathing Experience

Residents have showers inside their personal unit instead of having to walk down the hall for a shower.

Household: Resident Choice and Quality of Life

In a household model, the kitchen remains the heart of the home and residents can get food or snacks anytime.

Continuum of Care

The increased recognition of the continuum of care has resulted in more services being available in different residential settings including independent living communities.

Independent Living Model Plus at Garden Spot Village

A senior living community provider describes housing accommodating extended family or unique family needs.

Adult Day Care – Day and Night Programming

Providers are beginning to offer adult care programs during night hours.

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

Designing for sustainability was expanded with the introduction of the standard, ASHRAE 189.3, Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable High Performance Health Care Facilities, which was developed for specific facility types in the health care continuum.

Senior Living Sustainability Guide® as a Process Guide

The Senior Living Sustainability Guide® was structured to serve as a process guide for considering the physical setting, operations, organization, and the resident in the social-cultural context.

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

A regulator, community provider, and designer discuss state adoption and use of the Residential Guidelinesfor different facility types.


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

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.