48-50 West Chestnut Street, #400, Lancaster, PA 17603
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: July 2010 Construction Period: Sep 2010 to Aug
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.
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
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
Interior: Koroguard, Vycon, York Contract, Wolf Gordon, Sherwin
Williams, Benjamin Moore, Horizon Kitchens, Kauffman Kitchens, Cambria
Flooring: Interface FLOR, Centiva, Altro Flooring, Crossville
Lighting: Murray Feiss, Justice Design, Hi-Lite, Kichler, Quoizel,
Entrances & Storefronts: Vistawall