“There is a growing demand among senior living providers for more ‘person-centered care’ household models ... The Springs at Monarch Landing now stands apart." - Principal Jerry Walleck AIA
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 08, 2014
Just under a year and a half since the project broke ground, members from the Chicago office of Perkins Eastman joined Monarch Landing last week in Naperville, IL to cut the ceremonial ribbon for The Springs, the senior living community’s new 94,000 sf Health and Rehabilitation Center. The Springs comprises numerous private resident rooms and couples’ suites, with 48 devoted to short-term rehabilitation, 48 to skilled care, and 28 for assisted living memory support. Other building amenities include a physical therapy suite, salon, café, multi-purpose room, outdoor gardens and courtyards, as well as covered access from the existing independent living buildings.
The Springs at Monarch Landing introduces one of only a few neighborhood household models for seniors to the Chicago area, specially designed to provide a continuum of care as well as provide optimal living space for residents suffering from dementia. The Perkins Eastman design team worked closely with Senior Care Development and Monarch Landing leadership throughout, from developing the multi-phase master plan for the entire 15-acre campus right down to the interior architecture of The Springs. When brought together, the Health Center’s design aesthetic emphasizes an inviting and comfortable setting with clean, modern lines and earthen tones, all situated amidst an expansive yet intimate natural landscape with gardens, courtyards and walking paths.
“There is a growing demand on a global scale among senior living providers for more ‘person-centered care’ household models,” says Design Principal Jerry Walleck AIA, who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony along with other team members. “It enables communities to provide a better and more humane level of care, and market themselves better to future residents. And yet, relatively few have instituted these types of communities. The Springs at Monarch Landing now stands apart, and we’re quite proud to have played a hand in designing this community.”
About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With 800 employees in 13 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm’s portfolio reflects a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm’s portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).