CONTACT US   |   SITE MAP

Architecture

Interior Architecture

Engineering

Consulting

Walker Methodist Care Center

Sponsored by Walker ElderCare

Minneapolis, MN

 

IN BRIEF

83 Bed Alzheimer's Unit

 

THE CHALLENGE

To create a vibrant new memory care unit with a neighborhood configuring and engaging new unit design that would enhance facility marketability.

 

THE SOLUTION

This Alzheimer’s Care unit looked to break up the outdated institutional model that offered its residents long monotonous corridors and centralized services.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.

WAI Continuum   381 East Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55101  651.227.0644   |   LJA   700 Main Street, Fargo, ND 58103  701.293.1350    www.lja-1.com