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JSR Associates, Inc. is an architecture and interior design firm, specializing (and known for) senior living. Jane Rohde, principal noticed a gap between senior living operations, resident care models, and the built environment, and in 1996 JSR Associates, Inc. was born. Ever since then Jane has sought out to change the way people think about senior living design. We have strong skills in strategic master planning, creative care modeling, focus groups, sustainable building practices, programming based upon workshops with integrated teams, and appropriate design for seniors, families, and staff. Really, we want to spread our knowledge other design professionals as a new way of thinking for senior living. In fact, Jane is so committed to sharing her ideas, she is frequently asked to teach others at workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.  educational seminars on culture change, design, and care modeling for senior living projects nationwide. JSR has also produced a DVD titled, “A Day in the Life of Joe: Impact of Design on the Older Person.”

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JSR is committed to supporting and enhancing the clients mission and core values through utilization of focus groups, workshops, and on-site evaluations to develop collaborative solutions that sustains person-centered care.


JSR's approach to developing programming and planning for all healthcare settings includes focus on residents/patients, staff, family, and visitors who utilize the proposed designs.


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JSR strives for sustainability; not only for the physical building, but also for models of care that support person-centered desires. Ultimately the goal is to create an overall model that fulfills all needs that is then supported by the physical environment.


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JSR approaches all of their projects by incorporating feedback of all stakeholders. This information is utilized as a framework for developing design solutions with consultants, clients, and contractors. The integrated team utilizes technology to remain connected throughout the entire design and construction process.


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JSR bases design solutions on research that supports reduction of adverse events, increase of resident and patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency. Coupling research with functional programming process and safety risk assessments results in healing environments.