Contineo Group has extensive experience in civil engineering and design services for the unique assisted living market, which often entails competing design agendas: create environments that are warm and inviting for family and visitors, while preserving patient safety and security. We have completed projects with memory care wings, which require special permitting, and our planning always considers the specific needs of assisted living residents. For example: we pay attention to accessibility, inside and outside—as well as sharp edges on corners that can injure fragile skin. We also must consider what residents will see from their rooms, designing views that are appealing but are away from traffic, major roads and other elements that may be disorienting to certain patients. Comfort and easy navigation are important factors, as we never forget that the facilities we design will likely be the last place of residence for occupants.