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  Homestead VillageHomestead Village

Cornerstone Design-Architects
48-50 West Chestnut Street, #400, Lancaster, PA 17603

General Description

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: July 2010 Construction Period: Sep 2010 to Aug 2011
Total Square Feet: 28,149 Site:
Number of Buildings: One
Renovation Size: First floor, 28,149; total, 28,149 square feet.
Renovation Height: First floor, 8’8”; total, 8’8”.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation.
Foundation: N/A. Exterior Walls: N/A. Roof: N/A.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Baker, Ingram & Associates - 1547 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Paul Risk Associates, Inc. - 11 West State Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Moore Engineering Company - 3637 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
Interior Designer: Godshall Commercial Interiors - 2551 Ponderosa Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601
Landscape Architect: David Miller Associates, Inc. - 1076 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

In order to provide optimal person-centered care for their residents, Homestead Village chose to renovate approximately 28,149 square feet of traditional departmental nursing care into the "household" model of patient care at their existing facility located in Lancaster, Penn. Transitioning from traditional nursing care eliminates the institutional stereotype often associated with Nursing care facilities, which is often conjured by the large central nursing station, medication and linen carts littered throughout corridors, residents in wheelchairs surrounding the central nursing station, and limited dining times. This project is considered phase one of a two phase plan, and creates two resident households from the existing nursing facility. Phase two will complete the renovation, involve two small additions, and turn a 60-bed nursing facility into three households, including a memory support household, with a maximum population of 58 residents. Phase two also includes the renovation of the existing assisted living memory support household.

In lieu of the aforementioned institutional items, a goal of the "household" model of person-centered care is to create smaller, more personal households for the residents to reside within. Each household contains living room space, a dining room, laundry facilities dedicated personal resident items, nursing team spaces rather than large central desks, spa and salon space, and a country kitchen evoking a homelike environment for serving residents as well as providing the opportunity for cooking activities. Each household is supported by an increased number of caregivers, allowing greater responsiveness to resident needs.

Common spaces shared between households include a central production kitchen that serves each country kitchen, physical therapy space, a small parlor, and a medical records room. The central production kitchen will be available to serve residents meals during extended times, providing greater flexibility and satisfaction. The central production kitchen also has the capability to be opened for residents to see food preparation and the smells associated with home cooking, but can also be cordoned off during a fire event with automatic rolling shutters.

Each resident room is equipped with its own European style roll-in shower, providing greater privacy for bathing, or residents may elect to visit the spa and utilize the accessible spa tubs for bathing. Furniture was replaced in each room, providing a new wardrobe, dresser, nightstand, over bed table, and chair. All finishes were updated within the rooms to provide a clean, homelike environment.

The greatest challenge of this project was completing renovations within a fully functional, occupied nursing facility. As the General Contractor, Paul Risk Associates rose to the occasion, using their experience to provide phasing direction and minimal disturbance to the residents. Overall, the project has been deemed a success by Homestead Village and most importantly, provides the quality of life that their residents deserve.

Product Information
Interior: Koroguard, Vycon, York Contract, Wolf Gordon, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Horizon Kitchens, Kauffman Kitchens, Cambria
Flooring: Interface FLOR, Centiva, Altro Flooring, Crossville Ceramics
Lighting: Murray Feiss, Justice Design, Hi-Lite, Kichler, Quoizel, LiteFrame
Windows: Thermolite
Entrances & Storefronts: Vistawall

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