Flexible Person-Centered Care
ABERNETHY LAURELS – PHASE I
The new Health and Rehabilitation Center at Abernethy Laurels is the first phase of a planned two-phase nursing home bed replacement. Phase I includes replacing 96 of the existing 174 primarily semi-private units with a new, two-story health and rehabilitation center organized into six, sixteen-resident unit households. All new resident units are private, single occupancy rooms. Two first floor households are designated for short stay or transitional rehabilitation residents, two second floor households serve memory care residents, and the remaining two households accommodate long-term care nursing residents.
Each household features two clusters of eight resident rooms connected by living, kitchen / dining, and activity areas. Residents’ proximity to the common areas within their house encourages social interaction and fellowship with their neighbors and with staff. Other amenities include screened porches in each house on both floors, a therapy gym, and an outdoor therapy courtyard.
Having the kitchen, dining, living room, parlor, and staff work areas relationally organized, not separated by long corridors, but connected with one another, allows the nature of home to be created in a much more dynamic manner.