Sponsored by Walker ElderCare
83 Bed Alzheimer's Unit
To create a vibrant new memory care unit with a neighborhood configuring and engaging new unit design that would enhance facility marketability.
This Alzheimer’s Care unit looked to break up the outdated institutional model that offered its residents long monotonous corridors and centralized services. The finished design simulates the winding streets of a village where units are clustered into neighborhoods and the services brought to residents.
The renovation results brought a dramatic reduction in problematic resident behaviors, lower incontinence rates and measurable rates in increased family satisfaction.
The finished result was awarded a position of honor by Nursing Homes Magazine & Sage as a featured project in the 2005 Architectural Showcase.
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