We have been working with Villa Acadienne, in Metghan, since early 2017 to evaluate the feasibility of replacing their existing long-term care facility with a new building to serve the area. Our work has included programming and planning studies, evaluation of costs, assistance in the search for a site and conceptual and schematic design work along with early project management for the dedicated board.
July 3, 2019, saw the announcement by the Provincial Government that the facility would, indeed, be replaced: a successful outcome for the hard work of Villa Acadienne, its board and our consulting team.
The new Villa Acadienne is designed based on a “household” model of care where residents live in smaller groups, or households, each with its own dining, food prep and other support areas. The new building will increase the facility’s bed count by ten to a total of 96 residents.
- Digby Courier Article announcing replacement, July 3, 2019
- Blog post discussing impact of household design standard in Nova Scotia, Observations from Implementation
- Blog post announcing LEED certification of one of our long-term care projects
- Blog post announcing LEED certification of two of our household-model long-term care projects
- Blog post announcing engagement to present Nova Scotia’s household model at healthcare architecture forum
- Blog post announcing engagement to present Nova Scotia’s household model at conference on aging
- Annapolis Royal Nursing Home (Nycum household model project)
- Northwood at the Parks (Nycum household model project)