PROJECT

Mercy Retirement & Care Center

PROJECT TYPE:

Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

LOCATION:

Oakland, CA

PROJECT VALUE:

$34,200,000

COMPLETION:

March 2022

ARCHITECT:

Douglas Pancake Architects

RENOVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

The Stahl Companies is currently managing a ten-phase project involving renovations and modifications of Mercy Retirement & Care Center. This community is comprised of a 7-floor assisted living and memory care tower and a separate skilled nursing facility. The project also includes site improvements and the build-out of new parking garage.

Tower construction consists of new amenity spaces including a new library, theatre, fitness center, bistro, art studio, and spa/salon. All assisted living tower apartments will be remodeled to include new walk-in showers; high security, keyless fob door entry; and updated finishes. Both the memory care floors and the skilled nursing facility will receive finish upgrades and sensory gardens. Common areas throughout will also receive new mechanical units to provide the facility with air-conditioned spaces.

Site construction consists of a two-level parking structure for visitors and staff with a porte-cochere drop-off area; a new courtyard plaza; a pedestrian walking fitness path; new, secured fencing around the perimeter of the property; and a general refresh of the grounds which will include native, California vegetation as well as additional parking.

UPDATE:

The project team has most recently completed the 3rd-floor renovations within the Assisted Living Tower at Mercy Retirement and Care Center.   

The recently completed 3rd-floor renovations allowed residents from other floors to move into their new apartments. In preparation for the upcoming 4th-floor renovations, our Transition Team managed the vacating of the 4th-floor space – including residents, common areas, storage rooms, and staff break room. Months of careful planning and communication ensured a smooth move for each resident. Inventory was taken, pictures of their existing layouts and all wall-mounted items were accounted for prior to meeting with each resident and their family to review the floor plans, move date, and any requested changes to their new room layout. Similarly, walk-throughs of the common areas, break room, and storeroom with the staff occurred to identify any items that would be stored at a new location, disposed of, or utilized elsewhere in the facility. This move consisted of 14 residents moving to new rooms, and several office spaces being relocated elsewhere in the facility.  

Demolition is now underway on the 4th floor which is anticipated to be complete by July 2021. The entrance to the community now has a refreshed look with new outdoor green spaces, a roundabout and drop-off area with a porte cochere, a remodeled lobby, and a new art room. New common areas for the residents were recently completed and provided for their use including a fitness room, theatre, library, and a beauty salon.  A big change to all resident rooms on the remaining floors (4-6) is the inclusion of a shower in the remodeled units 

The target date for project completion is March 29, 2022. 

RENOVATION TRANSITION PLANNING

The Stahl Companies is also providing transition planning services to MRCC to ensure smooth transitions between project phases. We developed a detailed Transition Schedule with tasks required to prepare staff and residents for each step of the process. A complete inventory and asset tagging of all existing equipment and furnishings has been completed, with a plan for reuse or disposal of all items, by phase.

We worked with the community’s administration to develop move plan and communication protocols. Each move will be efficiently scheduled and managed to minimize the effect of project activities on residents. This detailed planning will ensure smooth and efficient moves, with minimal disruption to residents and staff.

UPDATE:

The recently completed 3rd-floor renovations allowed residents from other floors to move into the renovated space. In preparation for the upcoming 4th-floor renovations, the Transition Team had to move and clear out the 4th-floor space of all residents, common areas, storage rooms, and the staff break room. This took months of planning to ensure each resident currently on the 4th floor would have their new 3rd-floor room planned out in advance of their move. Inventories were taken, pictures of their existing layouts and all wallmounted items were accounted for prior to meeting with each resident and their families to review floor plans, move date, and any requested changes to their new room. Similarly, walk-throughs were conducted with the staff of the common areas, break room, and storeroom to identify any items that would be stored at a new location, disposed of, or utilized elsewhere in the facility. This move consisted of 14 residents relocating to new rooms, 4 med techs, and 1 supply room being relocated elsewhere in the facility. 

"I Heard Nothing But Positive Comments..."

I wanted to let you know how happy we were with Alfredo Saldana and the moving team! They did an excellent job in moving our administrative staff and residents alike. I heard nothing but positive comments and feedback throughout the two moving days. Thank you and your team!

TAMRA TSANOS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ELDER CARE ALLIANCE

MERCY RETIREMENT & CARE CENTER, OAKLAND