Redesigning the nursing home system: health & design experts study COVID-19 spread, and how to stop it

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s not a group you’d expect to find working together, but some of the state’s top health care professionals and designers are searching for solutions to the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes.

“Design is a very creative process that considers the human needs of whoever you are designing it for, first and foremost,” Design Institute for Health Executive Director Stacey Chang told KXAN in May.

Chang leads the partnership between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, breaking ground at the intersection of health care and design.

After the Austin City Council approved a resolution dedicating resources to long-term care facilities, Chang said they would begin looking at the root problems contributing to the spread of the virus and how to redesign the system to prevent it.

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13 aesthetically-pleasing and stylish pet beds and houses that’ll match your home decor, Lifestyle News

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Having a four-legged pal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the aesthetics. Check out these stylish pet beds and houses that both you and your pets will approve of.

1. Urban modern design cat house, $199

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All sleek lines and curvature, design-conscious pet owners will love this contemporary cat cave – its small opening offers your cat privacy and a safe haven to snooze in. The top can also be opened for easy cleanup.

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2. Canvas pet teepee, $31.95 – $48.93

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Boho or rustic chic interiors? This adorable teepee would fit right in. According to the page, it’s ideal for small pets under 16.5lb (about 7.5kg) like cats, rabbits, puppies and smaller breeds of dogs. Available in two sizes.

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3. Petkit deep sleep pet mattress bed, $62 to $82

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We love memory foam and so will your pets. Especially if your interior aesthetics

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10 Disney-Themed Balcony Garden Ideas That’ll Make You Want To Sing

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At the beginning of quarantine, you may have made the decision to boot up Disney+ and watch every animated film ever released. You knew from the start it was a hefty task, but you had time to kill while staying safe at home and didn’t mind spending your afternoons with Mulan, Cinderella, Moana, and Tiana. Now, you want to make your home feel like one of the magical castles on your TV screen. Look no further than Disney-themed balcony garden ideas that will turn your space into “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Simply put, these balcony garden ideas will make you feel like royalty. You’ll wake up in the morning, pour yourself a cup of iced coffee, and step out into the sunshine. You’ll be surrounded by adorable succulents and twinkly lights that complement each beam, and probably want to break out in song. Of course that might bug your

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Bright and beachy home is in prime Ormond location

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a house that is parked on the side of a building: This bright and beautiful beachside home is turnkey and in a prime Ormond Beach location. [Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors]


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This bright and beautiful beachside home is turnkey and in a prime Ormond Beach location. [Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors]

This bright and beautiful beachside home is turnkey and in a prime location, just a short walk from the beach and right around the corner from a grocery store, dining and other shopping options. The spacious living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen, with Terrazzo flooring shining throughout the home. Two bedrooms share a full bath, while a third bedroom leads to the back patio and fenced yard. Some highlights include: a 2013 roof, 2015 Trane AC, accordion hurricane shutters on double-pane windows, an updated electric panel, stainless-steel appliances and an oversized one-car garage that also features a half-bath and laundry area.



a living room filled with furniture and a table: The spacious living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen, with Terrazzo flooring shining throughout the home.


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The spacious living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen, with

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