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Spurgeon Manor Assisted Living

CHALLENGE

 Focused on providing the comforts of home to residents, Spurgeon Manor wanted to expand its continuum of care and offer assisted living in addition to its independent living, long-term care, and skilled nursing services.

After working with Shive-Hattery on a master plan, analyzing several design options – including one-story and two-story buildings – Spurgeon Manor led a successful fundraiser and decided to move forward with a new single-story facility that could be designed to fit on their current campus. Staff wanted a facility that would support residents in assisted living, with the ability to provide memory care as well.

SOLUTION

To make the most of Spurgeon Manor’s site and budget, Shive-Hattery toured several assisted-living facilities with staff to learn more about what they liked and didn’t like. By analyzing how each of the different units was designed, Spurgeon Manor and Shive-Hattery were able to identify the room size and layout that would work best.

In three wings of the building, the facility will offer 22 one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units. An additional sixteen units in the fourth wing will be dedicated to memory care, designed so they can be converted to skilled nursing care rooms in the future if needed. The building will complement a recent Shive-Hattery-designed addition to an existing Spurgeon Manor facility nearby.

Staff liked the idea of incorporating landscaped courtyards, giving residents safe access to the outdoors to interact and enjoy nature. As a result, the new facility will offer two outdoor areas that feature open lawn areas, walking loops and paths, trees and plantings, and water features. The facility will be located near a bike trail, so one of the courtyards will offer a direct connection to it so residents can take walks; community members using the trail will also be able to access the courtyard to relax and recharge.

Existing campus drives will be extended beyond the new assisted-living facility to connect it to future townhomes.

IMPACT

Once the new Spurgeon Manor facility is complete near the end of 2019, the organization will be able to offer a complete continuum of care so that, once residents arrive, there will always be an appropriate place for them. Designed to offer the comforts of home, residents will be able to enjoy not only the amenities of the facility, but also the safe outdoor courtyards.
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