The Extendicare Fairmont Park Care Facility was designed around the concept of “Aging in Place” and incorporated a care facility and an adjoining Supplemental Housing facility linked together by a pedestrian link.
The care facility includes a dementia cottage that is made up of four households, each with twelve beds. The Designated Assisted Living/ Enhanced Lodge provides accommodation for 82 studios together with 10 one bedroom suites and two bariatric suites. This portion of the building contains a large central dining room area together with a serving area and living room, and has direct connections to the sheltered exterior courtyard.
The facility’s “Main Street” area consists of communal spaces which connect the dementia cottage and enhanced lodge, allowing a vibrant and healthy community to be established. The main floor facilities include the entrance lounge, bistro, community function room, conference room, salon and public washrooms.
Close collaboration with the Client, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, as well as review of the requirements of Alberta Health Services was essential and proved invaluable in the completion of this project.