A Groundbreaking Program, Within a Cutting-Edge Environment

BROOKSIDE AT CROSS KEYS VILLAGE

CONNECTED NEIGHBORHOODS

Cross Keys Village is the ninth largest single-site, non-profit CCRC in the country, serving 900+ residents. Brookside at Cross Keys Village is a state-of-the-art memory cottage with two connected 16 resident households.

INTUITIVE AND CONVENIENT EXPERIENCE FOR RESIDENTS

This premier residence incorporates innovative features, encouraging discovery and engagement while minimizing confusion and frustration. Brookside is resident and team-centered, with secure areas that offer freedom and familiarity for residents while providing functionality and resident safety for staff. A fully operational kitchen with an induction countertop is adjacent to the dining areas allowing aromas and sounds to stimulate pleasant memories.  A tunable and auto-dimming lighting system maintains natural sleep cycles, reducing sleep disturbances and sun-downing behaviors.

ENCOURAGING EXPLORATION

This open free flowing plan offers no dead ends and minimized 90 degree turns by designing in large radius wall arcs and angles throughout the building plan. These gentle wall arcs encourage exploration by leading the resident to discover what life has around the bend. Special way-finding cues used throughout the building help orient the residents to their private space.    

The den is located directly off the dining room to allow staff to utilize this space to provide residents flexible eating schedules.  The staff can utilize the den as an activity room before, during and after meals to assist with stimulating the residents’ appetite by coordinating activities, smelling freshly cooked meals and hearing familiar sounds.

LOCATION:

New Oxford, PA

PROGRAM:

32 private personal care rooms for Alzheimer’s / Dementia Residents

SERVICES:

Master Planning, Architecture, Engineering

SIZE:

31,241  SF

COMPLETION DATE:

2016

AWARDS:

Environments for Aging Design Showcase

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