SMALL HOUSE FLOOR PLAN DESIGNS for Nursing Homes

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SMALL HOUSE FLOOR PLAN DESIGNS for Nursing Homes December 2011 Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 2 SMALL HOUSE LAYOUT FLOOR PLAN DESIGN Key elements to review for efficiency and effectiveness functionality are the overall lay out of Homes in terms of grouping of core services and amenities location of bathing rooms short corridors and privacy zones The functionality and co location of

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SMALL HOUSE LAYOUT FLOOR PLAN DESIGN, Key elements to review for efficiency and effectiveness functionality are the overall lay out of Homes. in terms of grouping of core services and amenities location of bathing rooms short corridors and. privacy zones The functionality and co location of components is critical in reducing distances travelled. and facilitating wayfinding A rectangle of rooms around a large courtyard is probably the least. successful in achieving this In larger Houses layouts that utilize wing designs such as an L shape with. short corridors and amenities grouped together work best To function well the Homes need to be laid. out in a way that organizes day time amenity areas in an efficient way for staff and residents provides a. privacy zone for bedrooms and bathing and keeps corridors short for the frail elderly for wayfinding. and for staff Nelson in his article discusses a Hierarchy of Space with movement from a public zone. to a semi public to a semi private to a private zone The idea is to achieve short corridors with. functional grouping of spaces In particular it is important in larger Houses to achieve some physical. sub grouping within the House so that 7 to 12 residents can meet in more intimate social spaces. Small house layouts can be grouped in two sub sets. 1 Household or Neighbourhood Model like Dr Tooths s Adards and Nelson s Creekview with. linked groups, 2 Independent Small House Model of which the trademarked Green House is the most. predominant Several examples follow of Small House designs. Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 2,NEIGHBOURHOOD or HOUSEHOLD MODELS. ADARDS MODEL Australia, One of the original models for small house design is the Adards Model by Dr Tooth of Australia first. built in 1991 in Tasmania This design featured four wings or houses of eight or nine resident rooms. formed around a central administrative core Each house was self contained during the day time with its. own lounge dining and kitchen areas At night staffing could be drastically reduced by opening the. units up to the administrative core and closing off the daytime amenities. HERITAGE WOODS Victoria BC, Heritage Woods 1999 in Victoria BC Jensen Group Architects is a good Canadian example of this.
model Six cottages are linked to the centre administrative core making for staff efficiencies Each. cottage has amenities grouped near a front entrance with resident rooms in a more private zone Food is. delivered in bulk to be served from the in house Kitchen. Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 3, HERITAGE WOODS Six Cottages linked to core admin area. HERITAGE WOODS INDIVIDUAL HOUSE 13 beds,Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 4. CREEKVIEW MODEL Oshkosh Wisconsin, Architect Gaius Nelson helped to develop the Household model at Creekview Evergreen Retirement. Community in Oshkosh Wisconsin which opened in 1997and expanded in 2005 Creekview provides. care for 80 residents in eight households These 9 11 bed wings actually function quite independently. with their own dining as well as lounge and activity areas Small kitchens act as Serveries for plating. bulk food as well as serving as Country kitchens Two Households are linked into L shaped Pairs which. allows easy staff movement between households and privacy for the Spa The small scale of the. household with its open floor plan eliminates much corridor space and allows easy orientation to all. daily activities The pairs of combined households are again linked with another two households to. form a 4 household Nursing Unit with a Neighbourhood Centre These linkages facilitate staffing. efficiencies http www evergreenoshkosh com main living options skilled nursing creekview. One 11 bed Household or wing Creekview, http www pioneernetwork net Data Documents NelsonHousehold ResidentialPaper pdf. http www evergreenoshkosh com main living options skilled nursing creekview. Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 5, Creekview Neighbourhood four 11 bed Households or wings combined into a Neighbourhood.
http www pioneernetwork net Data Documents NelsonHousehold ResidentialPaper pdf. http www evergreenoshkosh com main living options skilled nursing creekview. Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 6,WINDSOR ELMS Falmouth NS. Architect James Torbert of Halifax has suggested a Canadian example which opened in 2010 Windsor. Elms Village in Falmouth Nova Scotia 108 beds Architect William Nycum Associates He refers. to this as a resident centred care model with each house consisting of between 9 and 12 residents He. states that this model of care results in short travel distances for all residents between their bedrooms. and the dining living room areas Pairs of houses are linked together by a passage to access the shared. Spa services New generic staff positions were developed to streamline staffing in order to make the. model operationally cost effective Again corridors are short and amenities are close with lounge. dining and kitchen co located There is a lack of transition from private to semi private zones. Two Houses combined at Windsor Elms Falmouth NS,http www windsorelms com. Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 7,http www windsorelms com. Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 8, Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East Saint Paul Minnesota. Nelson points out that the Creekview model utilizes a layout where private resident rooms open directly. onto the semi private lounge and activity areas He provides an example of a floor plan that separates the. privacy zone from the semi private living areas Chapman Shalom Home East in Saint Paul Minnesota. This is akin to the Adards model with a short corridor of 10 or so Resident Rooms separate from the. amenity areas, The two story building has eight Households with four on each floor divided into pairs All four.
Households link together in an H shaped layout with a Neighbourhood Centre in the cross link. One 10 bed House of a four House grouping Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East Saint Paul. http www sholom com chapman html,Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 9. HIGHVIEW RESIDENCES London Ontario, Another excellent example of small House design is the Highview Residences London Ontario. Cornerstone Architecture, Highview is a one storey home built in 2003 comprised of two twelve resident cottages within one. building which provides secure residential care for individuals with early to mid stage Alzheimer. Disease with a focus on providing a home like environment Residents are required to be mobile Much. of the functional program and design is based on Dr Uriel Cohen s concepts Each cottage is T shaped. and when linked form an H shaped building Each cottage is self contained in dining lounge activity. bathing laundry and kitchen Each functions as a distinct home There is good transition from the. resident room privacy zone to the semi private lounge areas. Two 12 bed cottages combined into one Neighbourhood of 24 residents. http www highviewres com,Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 10. FACILITY PROFILE Ayre Manor,6764 Ayre Road Sooke BC V9Z 1K1.
OPERATOR Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society Year built 2008. Contact Melanie Hennig 250 642 1750,Complex Care Beds 32 Subsidized 30 Private Pay 2. Number of Private single 32 Number of doubles,Residential Floors 1. Exit Controls yes on both Houses,Beds per House 15 plus 2 bed annex. Layout Two houses around divided central courtyard co located amenities in each house. Resident Room size excluding ensuite 18 4 Paired Ensuite design. Resident ensuite size 5 3, Ceiling lifts yes Ceiling tracks into ensuite yes curtain only for privacy. Bathing Spas 1 per House,Ensuite showers yes, Amenities in House Lounges Activity Size 59 3 North House 78 8 South House.
Combined Lounge Activity per Resident 3 95 and 5,Dining Size 47 and 49 Dining per resident 3. Multipurpose shared no,Care Station 1 in admin core. Shared services Soiled Utility Servery Hairdressing. Kitchen commercial location shared with AL,Staff rooms location shared with AL. Building Gross Square Metres excluding Kitchen,Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 11. Ayre Manor, A successful Courtyard design is Ayre Manor of Sooke BC Jensen Group Architects The single story.
Complex Care building is divided into two Homes of 15 private resident rooms each with their own. ensuite including shower The two Homes are laid out around a courtyard and together form a. Neighbourhood for staffing In addition there are 2 respite hospice beds adjacent to one of the Homes. The Homes are U shaped with amenity areas grouped near the entrance to each Home and the resident. bedrooms forming an L shape privacy zone Each home is fully self contained with good sized dining. lounge activity and assisted bathing rooms One servery is shared between the two dining rooms Staff. use the Servery to move between the Houses which allows the 30 beds to function with staff efficiency. In addition each Home has janitorial storage and clean utility areas Exit controls facilitate special. grouping such as one home dedicated to dementia and one to frail elderly The courtyard is divided so. that residents can loop through their own portion of the courtyard The Support Wing includes Offices. Hair Salon Exam Treatment room Central Storage Soiled Utility Housekeeping Commercial. Laundry commercial Kitchen storage and Staff Room,http www ayremanor ca complexcare php. Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 12,FACILITY PROFILE Arrowsmith Lodge. 266A B Moilliet St Parksville BC V9P 1M9, OPERATOR Arrowsmith Rest Home Society Year built 2005. Contact Administrator David McDowell 250 248 4331 5 1. Complex Care Beds 75 Subsidized Private Pay,Number of Private single 75 Number of doubles. Residential Floors 1,Houses 5 paired A B C D Secure E.
Exit Controls Only on secure House E no controls on other four units difficult wayfinding. Beds per House 15, Layout One floor Pairs of Houses around inner outdoor courtyard secure unit has own courtyard. Amenities are formed by areas where corridors widen much like Green House A bit too open no. definition of space Limited quiet areas, Resident Room size excluding ensuite 192 sq f 18 sq m Vestibule design. Resident ensuite size, Ceiling lifts Ceiling tracks into ensuite with swing door. Bathing Spas 3 pairs of Houses share a Spa Secure unit has its own. Ensuite showers Yes,Amenities in House Lounges Size Activity Size. Combined Lounge Activity per Resident,Dining Size Dining per resident.
Multipurpose Four houses share adjacent Activity Centre Size apr 1000 sq f 30 x 35. Care Station A and B share one Care Station C and D and Secure E share another. Shared services SU and CU at conjunction of pairs of Houses with Spa. Kitchen commercial and Laundry location basement good sizes. Staff rooms location basement large allocation of space. Clinical space no PT OT or Exam Treatment rooms one small board room conference room. Storage lots especially in basement,Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 13. ARROWSMITH LODGE,http arrowsmithlodge ca,Bill Benbow MSW www wabenbow com 14. FACILITY PROFILE Lodge on 4th,1127 Fourth Ave Ladysmith BC V9G 1A6. OPERATOR Jerry Huard CEO 250 245 3318 Year built 2007. Contact Andrew Butler Kathy Lamb 250 886 0598, Complex Care Beds 101 Subsidized 101 Private Pay 0. Number of Private single 101 Number of doubles,Residential Floors 3.
Houses 2 CC per floor on 3rd and 4th floor 1 CC and 1 Geriatric Mental Health MH on Main. Exit Controls only on MH House, Beds per House 15 and 16 two 6 bed add ons for total of 37 on 3rd and 4th 12 for MH House. Layout Squared off Z two L shaped self sufficient Houses per floor amenities co located in open plan. Resident Room size excluding ensuite 20 sq m Vestibule design. Resident ensuite size 4 4 5 sq m, Ceiling lifts yes Ceiling tracks into ensuite yes saloon doors. Bathing Spas 6 1 per House,Ensuite showers no,Amenities in House. Lounge Size 32 5 16 res or 25 7 15 res 20 3 Main North 15 res. Activity Size 29 5 16 res or 22 9 15 res 21 Main North 15 res. Combined Lounge Activity per resident 3 87 16 bed Houses or 3 24 15 bed Houses. Dining Size 47 1 or 39 7 per resident 2 34 37 residents. Note on 3rd and 4th floors 6 res add on dine with North and South Houses. Add on has good size activity room,Multipurpose shared no Size. Care Station One per floor, Clinical Space PT OT room used daily by appointment one resident at a time meeting room.
Storage good alcoves for equipment, Shared services On each floor Soiled Utility personal laundry housekeeping Servery. Ground floor Hairdressing Tuck shop Volunteer room unused Caf. Outdoor Access limited not from main floor CC unit. Kitchen commercial location Ground Floor Staff rooms location Ground floor.

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