Sunday, January 22, 2017

Our new building!

It's finally done!  The addition at my work place is finished and will soon have people moving into it.  We had our big open house last week and it went very well.  People just loved it and said they wanted to move in themselves.  :)   I got to take groups on tours through it and was able to hear peoples reactions which was lots of fun. 
Prepare for lots of pictures today as I give you a virtual tour.  Sorry, but I'm excited and want to show it off!


 Here's what it looks like on the outside, with the front entrance on the right side of the photo.  The original building attaches near the entrance.



 We had balloons outside for the open house, but the wind was blowing them around.  You can see the original building here also.



The front entry



 Just inside the entry is this sitting area.  To the right is the administrative office, through the door ahead is an enclosed patio with a pergola and fountain, and to the left is a short hall that leads to the new rooms.



This is our admissions office, which just inside the entry.


 This is the hall from the entry, looking back at the seating area.



 This is one of the semi-private rooms.  There is a joint seating area, and a wall between the two sides giving  a lot of privacy. 


Here's another angle that shows how spacious the rooms are.




Here's a closer look at the room.  Each room has it's own heating/cooling system, a flat screen tv, a telephone, a recliner chair, amish made cabinetry and a sink.


This is from the other side of the room, so you can se the cabinets.




 The bathroom doors slide, which is so much easier to deal with when trying to get a walker or a wheelchair into the bathroom!



The bathrooms are just amazing!  The tile work is beautiful, there are rails on either side of the toilet that can be put up or down if people need them, there is a shower in each bathroom with a seat that can fold up when not in use.





This is a view down 2 halls.  Note the wide halls and the arches over the doors.


 There is a huge, open area in the center.  It has a few dining areas...



 Another dining area along with a small seating area.



A kitchenette (Food can be special ordered through the kitchen!)



The nurses station! I should have turned on the light here, but it is so much nicer than our old one!


 Here's some of the goodies that were served during the open house...



We even had a harpist playing!


There are a few separate areas when people can sit or entertain friends and family.




Here's another entertainment spot.  On the other side of that curtain is the existing building which will soon be renovated to match.  One wing will have beds for long term care residents, the other will house a new therapy gym, conference room, a doctors office and a chapel!

I can honestly say we have always taken good care of our residents, but now they get beautiful surroundings too!

21 comments:

junkismine.blogspot.com said...

Mari, it is all just so very nice and no wonder you are proud. It makes a big difference for the residents as well. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Doris said...

It's all so nice. The sliding door in the bathroom.....what a neat idea! What a joy for the people who will live there and for the staff too. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Joyful said...

It is beautiful! Not only that, I can see it is extremely well designed for the sick and the elderly. I am attuned to many things due to my mother's needs. It has been very difficult to find appropriate lodging with wide enough doors and access so we are fortunate to have somewhere that works.

Amy at love made my home said...

How wonderful! I am sure that all your residents will appreciate it and your staff will too!

Simply Linda said...

Oh how pretty, Mari....I love the colors and how open and bright it is...thank you for sharing. smiles

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing these photos. I love how large the rooms are and how bright the decor is. What a blessing for those who need this facility and how grand to be able to work in such well-thought out spaces!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What an extraordinary addition! Wow!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What an extraordinary addition! Wow!

Terri D said...

Thanks for the tour, Mari! It looks so very nice and I'm sure you are all proud of the new addition and all it means for your patients and their families. It also makes it nice to go to work when the surroundings and amenities are so well done, making your jobs a bit easier.

Heather said...

It looks fantastic! So nice to have that done!

Laura said...

Wow! It turned out absolutely beautiful! It will be so fun to get people moved in and let them enjoy it - and all of you too! They definitely put a lot of thought into making it look nice but also be very functional too - those bathroom doors are so cool!

Terri said...

It is so nice - can't believe the change in everything! You guys will just love it and will be begging for extra shifts, I'm sure!

Michelle said...

This looks like a wonderful facility. Both of my grandmothers spent time in care facilities and this one looks great.

Dianna said...

You have a beautiful facility, Mari. I am especially impressed with the size of the rooms! Just absolutely beautiful.

Cherdecor said...

What a beautiful place for the people to spend their days! I am sure that all of you who work there have a bit of lift in your spirits as you serve the patients who will be filling these rooms.

Carrie B. said...

OH Mari! It's just gorgeous!!! What a beautiful job they did - and what amazing spaces! So pretty and love how roomy everything is! And such quality touches like that beautiful bathroom tile and even Amish cabinetry in the rooms. Just gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy your new space! xoxo

Jenny said...

Good grief! It's FABULOUS, Mari! So beautiful. I'm thrilled for you and for all of the residents. xoxo

Karen said...

Congratulations on the new facility! It's just beautiful, and so welcoming and bright. How nice for everyone -- the staff, the residents and their families.

Sally said...

Oh my goodness it's awesome! I can see why yall are so happy. Xo

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow, just wow! They've done an amazing job and it all looks so modern and attractive. I'm not surprised you wanted to show it off to all of us.

Jean said...

How exciting!!! Everything looks beautiful and fresh!