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Nov 6, 2018

Join in this heartwarming conversation with healthcare interior designer and President of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design (AAHID), Libby Laguta.

Libby has over 35 years of healthcare experience working with hospitals, senior living communities, behavioral health, cancer treatments centers, and women and children’s centers. She sits on the board of directors of the AAHID, whose goal is to advance the practice of Healthcare Interior Design.

You’ll learn so much from the conversation with Libby Laguta , including:

  • How to distinguish yourself as a healthcare interior designer by becoming a CHID - Certified Healthcare Interior Designer® through the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design.
  • How the AAHID facilitates mentoring.
  • Why not everything needs to look like the deep South.
  • The importance of knowing your residents.
  • The danger of losing the hands-on aspect of design.
  • The therapeutic value of trees and other biophilia.
  • How the consumer is influencing healthcare designers to make patients and families feel more at ease and comfortable in their physical environment.
  • How hospitality design is influencing the design of senior living communities by giving dignity back to residents who desire safe beautiful and nurturing living environments.
  • Why mergers and acquisitions are one of Libby’s favorite types of projects because it’s a big opportunity to improve caregiver and operations models.
  • A sweet story about older adult resident Charlie at The Lodge at Bethany — an assisted living and memory care facility that Libby designed — who teaches weekly classes to kids on things like how to give a proper handshake.

Pour yourself a hot cup of coffee and relax into this endearing conversation with our heart-centered guest Libby Laguta.

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