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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
ASSISTED LIVING/SKILLED NURSING/MEMORY CARE

St. Joseph Residence NEW LONDON, WIS.
Submitted by: Community Living Solutions APPLETON, WIS.
Project category: New construction and remodel/renovation
Chief administrator: Gidget Blank, executive director
Firm: Community Living Solutions, www.communitylivingsolutions.com
Design team: Community Living Solutions (architect and construction
manager); 4design (interior design); Larson Engineering (structural
engineer); RTM Engineering Consultants (MEP design)
Photography: ©2019 The Cook Photograph Company
Number/type of housing units: 20 short-term care rehab beds, 30 longterm care skilled nursing beds, 24 assisted living memory care units
Total building area (sq. ft.): 47,768
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $193 (new), $65 (renovation)
Total construction cost (excluding land): $5.5 million
Completed: June 2018
St. Joseph Residence's
philosophy statement declares,
"All persons associated with St.
Joseph Residence should receive
recognition for their personal
dignity and have the opportunity
for personal development." Using
that as a guiding influence it
was decided that the proposed
changes and additions to their
existing, timeworn building
would have to fulfill the following goals. First, the new environment should improve the quality
of life for all of their residents.

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Secondly, the reconfiguration of
spaces should provide a better
workflow for their caregivers,
and lastly, the proposed additions
should flow into the existing renovated areas to form a beautiful
community where one cannot tell
the old from the new.
Turning these goals into reality
resulted in sweeping enhancements throughout the existing
building and major improvements
with the building additions. What
was once a 107-bed nursing home
turned into a 74-unit right-sized
home with multiple specialized
care units serving short-term care
rehab, assisted living memory
care, and long-term nursing care
residents. The additions along
with the downsizing transformed
a facility with three percent
private rooms to 100 percent! A
facility that offered one dining
room and three living areas for
107 residents upgraded to a home
environment offering five dining
rooms and 11 activity areas for the
74 residents!
In the words of St. Joseph's
executive director, Gidget Blank,
"Many people say to us that it's
amazing how much space we
added to the community, but it
still feels very much like home!"


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