Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing
Douglas Pancake Architects
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 are 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 received finish upgrades and sensory gardens. Common areas throughout have received 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 offering native, California vegetation as well as additional parking.
Over this last quarter, our team completed the 5th-floor renovations within the Mercy Retirement and Care Center Assisted Living Tower. Residents were delighted to move into their newly remodeled apartment homes. Now the remodel of the 6th floor is underway and is expected to be complete in March 2022. Construction in the dining room space and staff administrative areas within the Care Center is almost complete, which is generating excitement among staff and residents. Site work includes re-paving the main entrance, a new pathway from the Care Center to the street, and the recently completed upgrades to the paratransit area. With finishing touches such as the new furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) installed, the Courtyard is ready for Spring weather, when the residents will truly begin to enjoy their new outdoor space.
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 the move plan and communication protocols. Each move has been efficiently scheduled and managed to minimize the effect of project activities on residents. This detailed planning has ensured smooth and efficient moves, with minimal disruption to residents and staff.
The completed 3rd-floor renovations allowed residents from other floors to move into the renovated space. To prepare for the 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 wall–mounted 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 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!
MERCY RETIREMENT & CARE CENTER, OAKLAND