Duncaster Retirement Community – Bloomfield, CT

Programming/Design and Consultation for the Caleb/Hitchcock Memory Care Addition

Melite Design LLC has been contracted by the Duncaster Community to perform the programming, interior design, and FF&E specification for a new memory care addition following the ideals and concepts of the Small House model.  Project completed October 2015.


“Ann’s knowledge…[has] supplemented the work of the architects and hopefully made them more aware of all of the considerations that need to be addressed. [Ann’s] friendly and professional interaction with everyone involved – staff and residents alike – is enhancing our excitement over this endeavor.”

Arlene Parmelee, Director of Assisted Living and Care Management, Duncaster Senior Living Community
CE Floyd, Owners representative for United Methodist Homes – Shelton, CT

Programming/Design Consultation for the Conversion of Assisted Living neighborhoods to Memory Care. Serving as the memory care consultant, worked with the architect in the programming and design recommendations for the conversion of two current assisted living neighborhoods, as well as outdoor garden areas, to better function for memory care residents.

Lifestyles Unlimited LLC
Interior Architectural Design/Programming/Consultation

Currently serving as the sole designer and consultant for multiple new Memory Care Communities proposed in CT and MA.

Tower One/Tower East- New Haven, CT

Interior Design/Gerontological Consultant

Renovation/Refinish to existing lobby and dining spaces. Consultant on future expansion.

Athena Health Care Systems – Farmington, CT

Contracted by the owner to develop standards for their 48 centers in CT, MA, and RI.

Performing existing  assessments on Athena’s centers to determine design direction.

National Healthcare – Multiple locations

Working with the owner’s rep, currently involved in the re-design of PT/OT spaces in communities in NY and CT.