Crestwood Health Care Center
Totaling 87,000 square feet, this 160-bed nursing home is a one-and-a-half story brick building of contemporary colonial design. Responding to the current Part 713 of the New York State Hospital Code’s intent to provide residential individualism, identity and dignity, the scale and appearance of this design is purposely residential, utilizing pillars, mullioned windows and gables.
The design layout consists of four 40-bed wings, each comprised of two 20-bed units; all beds are Skilled Nursing Care. Twenty beds are devoted to special rehabilitation and sub-acute care with medical gases installed in the walls. Each wing is self-contained with dining rooms, lounges, and activity rooms. Natural light enhances each of the corridor lounges and allows for direct connection to the unit terraces and gardens. The wings are unified by a central Atrium and Living Room, with supportive administration, kitchen, therapy clinics, laundry and mechanical areas immediately adjacent. The design also includes two guest rooms for family members and visitors.
The 22 acre site was fully Master Planned to accommodate future expansions consistent with the “front porch, unit garden, neighborhood” approach. Future expansions contemplated include independent living units and an adult care facility.
This project was featured in the Category of New Construction in the Design “98” Magazine, a national publication of Nursing Homes Long Term Care Management.