The 55+ category should include new development projects for 55+ communities that are single-family dwelling, condominium, or townhome projects for purchase (non-rental).
The affordable housing category should include new development projects that take into account local definitions of low-to-moderate income housing programs, as well as projects that are specifically developed to lower the costs of construction and land acquisition to drive down monthly rental costs as low as possible.
The behavioral health category includes all entries considered to be newly constructed, dedicated in-patient behavioral health buildings.
The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) / Life Plan Community (LPC) entries must include the full continuum of care with a skilled nursing component onsite (new developments).
The active adult category includes all new development of rental senior housing or senior apartments that do not have a commercial kitchen component.
The assisted living category will consist of new developments with as few as 12 beds and can be part of a larger community or campus. Entries that have a combination of assisted living and memory care in the same building should enter this category.
The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) / Life Plan Community (LPC) Lite category should include new developments of any combination of independent living, assisted living, and memory care, but exclude any skilled nursing component.
The dining innovation category highlights the latest trends in dining spaces in both new & renovated communities.
The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) / Post-Acute Care category may include newly developed stand-alone projects, as well as SNFs that may be part of a CCRC or other campus.
This category focuses on one particular part of the continuum and includes a variety of before & after photos showing the transformation of the original space into the new space. Building: Only one building renovation and highlights its updated amenities. Campus: Two or more buildings are renovated and highlights their updated amenities.
Includes any newly developed project that incorporates an independent living-style single-unit dwelling, accessory dwelling unit, or other classification that represents a unique, innovative model to address an alternative view of traditionally defined senior living.
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