table top Model 1 Designs
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The first two pictures are “arial” views of the lower level of model one. This design proposes that the new facility will extend from the current staff entrance/support services wing on the lower level of the health centre. The area will be renovated to allow for the expansion of such services as Nutrition and Food Services, a cafeteria, Home Care Services (including wound care, podiatry), Day Program, Therapies and the addition of Dialysis services.
There are three resident “cottages” on this level, each containing 12 resident rooms.
Main Entrance: The main entrance allows for flow toward the Long Term Care are or to a number of different services such as the cafeteria, Day Program or Home Care Services.
Recreation Therapy/Adult Day Program: The Adult day Program would provide a range of activities for people who are in the community whose families require daytime respite.
Day Care: The team proposed the idea of having a Day Care in the new space as staff have indicated that a daycare is something they would like to utilize/access. A day care would also promote intergenerational activities with the residents.
Food Service Area: Past the Adult day program is the Food Service area with a new cafeteria for families, visitors, staff and community member.
Service Area:The health center’s existing loading dock would be renovated so to support increased capacity for laundry, equipment, food & supplies for both the existing health center and new LTC building.
Healing Room: The Current healing room is connected with a space with movable walls which will allow for a range of activities spiritual activities, staff meetings, family gatherings, etc.
Dialysis: It is being proposed that part of the existing Long Term Care wing be renovated to include a Home Dialysis Unit with small rooms for patients to receive dialysis throughout the day or overnight.
Each 12 room cottage will be self-contained and include a kitchen, dining room, recreation area, family space, quiet area/library, as well as a tub room, service rooms (linen/supplies) and a staff room. Every resident room and many of the common areas will have large windows to ensure views to the outdoors.
Kitchen/Dining Area: At the front of the house, you see a kitchen area & dining area – home like environment for residents to live in. There are several other proposed resident areas (i.e. library or sitting areas) for residents to visit with family or do individual activities.
Sunroom/Atrium: On the bottom (right) corner there is a sunny area, a place where residents can go to look at the outside during the day & look at the stars in the evening.This was a recommendation of one of the participants.
Common central connection/Tee Pee: Each house attaches to a central area in the LTC facility. An Elder participating in the 3P event indicated that he would like to see a central area where people can look up at the stars. You will see a a tee pee structure that extends to the second floor. The team proposed that they would like to see a multiple story feature with a glass roof so you can see out to the sky.
The second floor includes three additional 12 room cottages, as well as an 8 room cottage. We have not built the walls of the resident cottages as they would reflect those on the main floor.
The team has also designed a large space for Therapy services including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Autism and Speech and Language Therapies. The Therapies program would be located by the main entrance of the existing building so clients accessing physiotherapy, OT, Autism, SLP are all in one space for easy access for the public.
Other proposed spaces on this floor include a salon/barbershop, resident storage, family overnight room, carpentry room, etc.
The team has suggested a exploring the option of adding a roof top garden on the top of the existing LTC wing.
Other Outdoor Space: The team would like to add a roof top garden on the top of the existing LTC wing. The line around the facility is a walking path & behind the building is a garden for residents, patients and visitors.