Rest Haven Nursing Home
Already a part of an aging-in-place campus, the major expansion of the Rest Haven Personal Care Home from 60 residents to 142 which is linked to Woodhaven Manor seniors housing (also designed by ft3 in two phases in the 1990s) supports community, family and friends in a safe, residential model. The nursing home institution is deconstructed with the 12 new small houses working together in community. Each house has its own living room, den, dining, kitchen and laundry with private bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. Residents and community members come together in the common areas, that include outdoor patios and gardens, a sun-filled atrium, a large multipurpose gathering room, a chapel and café. A large family-sized home for 12 residents is ideally suited for preventing the spread of viruses while providing a comfortable social community.