Projects

Mennonite Home

Lancaster, PA

To transition to a resident-centered care model, renovations and modest additions to each of the nursing floors reorganized the existing institutional units into separate households. Each reconfigured household has its own entrance leading into the living areas. A new visitor hallway and elevator addition reorganizes circulation, eliminating the intrusion of visitors/staff going through one household to get to another and allowing the existing elevator to be dedicated to discreet service deliveries.

Awards: Best in Category for Resident Room and Dining Room in Long-Term Living Remodel/Renovation Competition; Publication in AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, United Church of Christ Homes

Carlisle, PA

The existing medical model, memory care neighborhood was renovated to create inviting, person-centered living spaces for nursing residents with dementia. This total transformation was accomplished within the constraints of the existing neighborhood through carefully phased, incremental renovations, allowing the provider to maintain occupancy throughout. The nursing station was relocated to a more central location for improved efficiency, but more importantly, to free up its former brightly-lit space at the end of the corridor for a new family room which leads into a secure courtyard. A serving kitchen and nourishment station were added to enable staff members to accommodate resident preferences.

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Swope Care Center at Masonic Homes of Kentucky

Louisville, KY

This two-story, 136-bed care center is more than triple the size of the previous nursing facility. Rather than an increase in the number of beds, the spacious new center accommodates dedicated households that branch off of a lively Main Street, animated by a café, library and multi-purpose room. Bay windows in resident rooms not only expand outdoor views, but also provide space for a two-person table to accommodate in-room dining, if desired. In shared suites each bedroom has its own door to preserve residents’ privacy and dignity. The new care center also includes a physical therapy and 12-chair dialysis center adjacent to the rehab neighborhood.

Awards: Selected for Design Environments for Aging cosponsored by Vendome Group, SAGE, The Center for Health Design and The American Society of Interior Designers

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Waverly Heights

Gladwyne, PA

The reinvented health care center, working primarily within the existing building setbacks, “flips” the living spaces so that personal care is now on the main level and directly connected to the community center. A new rooftop garden provides appealing views from neighboring apartment buildings and an outdoor amenity for residents. Interior corridors overlook a center courtyard space formed by building additions creating a secure space for residents with dementia to freely enjoy. To provide future flexibility as needed, resident rooms have been designed to allow for conversion from a skilled nursing room to assisted living and vice versa.

Award: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

 

Photo Credits: Larry Lefever Photography & Nathan Cox Photography

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive

York, PA

Phase 1 of master plan implementation involved new assisted living and memory care residences through additions to the existing community center. All of the assisted living residences include bay windows, walk-in closets and accessible zero threshold showers. A few two-bedroom units accommodate couples. All of the households include great room areas with a fireplace, country kitchen and outdoor connections. The memory care households include memory boxes outside of each resident room and secure courtyard spaces. The project also involved the addition of a multi-purpose gathering space for the entire campus and updates to an existing bistro and coffee bar.

 

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography