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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
MEMORY CARE

The Ganzhorn Suites POWELL, OHIO
Submitted by: LK Architecture WICHITA, KAN.

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Eleanor Alvarez, owner and CEO
Firm: LK Architecture, www.LK-Architecture.com
Design team: Dan Dokken, principal-in-charge; Aaron Smith, project
designer; Don Keenan, project manager (LK Architecture); John Kimble,
structural engineer (Hart, Gaugler & Associates); Lisa Cini, interior
designer (Mosaic Design Studio)
Photography: Craig Wilson, Craig Wilson Foto
Number/type of housing units: 64 private suites within four small
households
Total building area (sq. ft.): 49,660
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $169
Total construction cost (excluding land): $8.4 million
Completed: March 2016

The Ganzhorn Suites is a highly

hold is dedicated to a different stage of

specialized memory care assisted living

dementia and features a family-style

community committed to meeting

kitchen, dining room, den, and sun-

the evolving needs of those living with

room. The households are built around

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of

landscaped tranquility gardens with cir-

dementia. The focus on innovation in

cular paths that provide residents with

environmental design and advanced

the opportunity to access and enjoy the

technology supports independence and

outdoors. The safety and monitoring

helps residents maintain their cogni-

system includes real-time tracking of

tive function for as long as possible.

every resident and caregiver, which

The purpose-built design includes 64

allows residents to enjoy maximum

private suites split among four distinct

freedom in a protected environment.

16-resident households. Each house-

Serene spaces, natural light, deliberately chosen colors, furnishings, and
upholstery, along with simple d├ęcor that
incorporates memory cues, combine
to create a peaceful, easy-to-navigate
environment. Another goal for the
design team was to create support areas
that enable quick and discreet access to
needed equipment and supplies. From
secured built-in storage cabinets in each
resident's private restroom to the household laundry room, spa and beauty
salon, each space is designed to increase
staff efficiency and maximize comfort
for the residents. Beyond that, a pleasant
and inviting employee lounge was created to provide caregivers a comfortable
place to relax and unwind during breaks
and mealtimes. The lounge includes a
hospitality bar where staff meals and
other refreshments are served, a large
screen television, computer station, dedicated lockers, and restrooms complete
with shower facilities.

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