No one knows how our life will be when we are old. Where and how to settle oursleves when we get old is always a problem, not only for ourselves, especially if some of us unfortunately have mental problems.

Lantern, an assisted living facility in Ohio that takes care of many elderly people that are suffering from memory problems decided to rethink the traditional nursing home formula. They revamped their indoor spaces to look like an authentic neighborhood. And the people live there instead of getting an apartment, they get a house-like unit which equipped with porches and everything.

There’s carpeting that looks like grass, ceiling lighting that mimics a partly-cloudy sky, and other decorative elements like street lights and garden-like flora. Besides the looks, the nursing home also strives to mimic the feel of the place by setting up ambient sound and smell. So, whenever the inhabitants leave their units, they are greeted by friendly bird chirping and the smells of the outside.

h/t: boredpanda

Image credits: Lantern

Image credits: Lantern

Image credits: Lantern

Image credits: Lantern

Image credits: Lantern

Image credits: Lantern

According to the CEO, such “neighborhood” design aims to provide a healthy environment to the elderly with memory problems. How do you like this idea? Do you think that will help? Let us know in the comments section below!

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