Earlier this year, OZ launched its design plan for phases two through four of the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center project in Brush, Colorado. These are part of the 10-step master plan for redesigning the 100-year old care center to revitalize and rejuvenate Eben Ezer’s assisted living services within the existing campus.
“This project has been particularly rewarding since it represents progress in senior living residential design regarding high levels of care and personal dignity,” says Jami Mohlenkamp, head of the firm’s Senior Living practice. “As a nonprofit, community-oriented facility, these renovations are set to make a big impact on the small town of Brush, Colorado.”
Phase two involves designing the new short-term rehab and long-term skilled care facility, with the addition of two wings of 14 beds each, as well as a small amenity node with a living room, a dining room, a country serving kitchen, and a physical therapy gym.
Phase three will deliver more community-based improvements including a commercial kitchen, receiving areas and staff areas, and phase four will add 28 skilled memory care units (14 on each side of the building) with access to a shared living space, including a courtyard wandering garden and spa, along with a more robust nursing component. The designs have also eliminated dead-end corridors, and increased security elements throughout.
Construction is slated to be completed in phases: phase two is slated to be completed in Q1 2019; phase three in Q1 2020; and phase four in Q1 2021.