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The Villas


The Villas is a unique, 108-bed Assisted Living and Memory Care Small House model in the northeastern area of Tallahassee, FL. Developed and operated locally by a local developer, the Villas will have 9 small houses 7,000 SF each and 1 admin 3,400 SF, which is a departure from the traditional larger household model assisted living facilities. This new model for assisted living is part of a “small house movement” in long-term care based on the creation of a neighborhood of homes designed for 12 persons each. This model de-institutionalizes care by providing a home, not a facility. It redefines the methods of delivering personalized, professional care and staffing patterns that are necessary to improve each individual’s quality of care and quality of life.  The site will be landscaped to give the each house access to a central outdoor activity and therapeutic space to enable residents a park-like area to enjoy the outdoors.  Residents will have access to a central living, dining, and a home like kitchen space within each Villa. The neighborhood is designed as a private gated community where residents can visit each village at their leisure without restrictions. Every aspect of the campus is accessible, senior friendly, and home-like. The beautiful villas are a far departure from traditional, institutional styled assisted living architecture commonly found today.



Assisted Living Development


Concept design for an ALF developer / operator to build 48 assisted living rooms with half memory care with a neighboring surgical clinic. Located in central Florida.

Freedoms Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care


This upscale senior living sits on a premier location in one of New York’s prestigious area in Long Island. It is a 3 story, 110 rooms 113,000 SF community to include a studio, one and two bedrooms at a construction cost of approx. $27 M. This is a true “culture change” senior living in providing 6 neighborhood household models. Each neighborhood has its own household kitchen, dining, living and social space. Each has its unique nautical theme with various colors and images for ease of resident identity and wayfinding. The 22 memory care rooms are on the ground level with easy access to the exterior healing garden. There are 3 dining choices: Main, Bistro and Private for residence as well as public visitation. All meals are available with flex hours for residence. Other amenities include Health and Wellness, Rehab, Therapy, Spa, Beauty Salon and more. Designed for VOA associates.

Freedoms Path Veteran Home


This veteran home is a supportive housing for displaced veterans and seniors in Hines, Illinois. The living center is a 3 story, 63,000 SF building with 72 rooms housed primarily for social and mental rehab rehabilitation; it is also a living environment for homeless veterans and seniors.  The amenities include fitness, physical therapy, media and club room. It will provide basic medical monitoring, assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., getting dressed, grooming, toileting, bathing, etc.), 24-hour supervision and security (staff available to help with scheduled needs, as well as unexpected issues), meals (although units have kitchenettes), housekeeping, laundry, transportation, health, exercise and wellness programs, social and recreational programs. Designed for VOA associates.

St. Cloud VA Skilled Nursing


This is a “Small House” model care facility for ventilator dependent veterans. It is a 20 bed, 18,000 SF 2 story building with its own central living, dining, and kitchen space. Each floor has 10 private bedrooms and bath open to central social spaces within walking distance. There are no long institutional corridors or nursing station. The client wanted a person centered care environment that “focuses” on the person. In a small house model, this is achieved with nurses engaged directly with the person, providing care, rehab, therapy, and meals at their discretion. Client not only wanted therapeutic environment but empowerment to each persons living in this small house. This VA community is modeled under the VA CLC Community Living Center which promotes person center centered care. Designed for VOA associates.

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