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 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.
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, which include individual meetings with residents and their families prior to moves to ensure that all needs are met and concerns about the process are addressed. Working individually with each resident, floor plans with furniture placement will be generated to eliminate potential confusion. 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.