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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
MEMORY CARE CENTER

Benefis Health System Eastview Senior Care Center Great Falls, Mont.
Submitted by: Nelson Architects Great Falls, Mont.
Project category: Project in
progress
Chief administrator: John
Goodnow, CEO, Benefis Health
System
Firm: Nelson Architects, www.
nelsonarchitects.com
Design team: Ryan L. Smith,
AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project
architect; Mary Offerdal Klette,
architectural and interior
design (Nelson Architects);
Cory Jassen, PE, mechanical
engineering; Allen Meadors,
PE, electrical engineering;
Tony Krattiger, PE, plumbing
engineering (CTA Architects
Engineers)
Photography: ©2015 Roland Taylor
Total building area (sq. ft.): 44,200
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $60
Total construction cost (excluding
land): $2.6 million
Completion: September 2015

Nationwide, the model of

dor connects these two communi-

skilled nursing and dementia sup-

ties, bringing the "neighborhood"

port is moving toward resident-

to life. Main Street services include

centered care in a household

salon, library, community center,

environment. Benefis Health

gym, bank, and event area.

System's desire to be at the fore-

One popular element is the

front of quality senior care spurred

meandering walking path that

this major interior renovation

allows residents continuous, free

of its skilled nursing center built

movement within the community.

in 1984. The goal was to create a

Murals of local scenes, remi-

warm, healing, resident-centered

niscent of residents' childhood

environment that resembled a

and early adult years, decorate

household, moving away from the

the walking path walls acting

traditional institutional facility.

as memory triggers, proven to

This project was collaborative,

enhance resident quality of life.

involving residents, their families,

Other design strategies included

and caregiving staff. Their input

the use of warm colors and images

influenced the choice of colors,

to help awaken positive emotional

resident identification doors,

responses in residents. Color-

wayfinding design, the tranquility

contrasting design and lighting

room (Snoezelen Room), a daylit

help residents navigate and orient,

forest solarium, and both a 1950s-

which increases their sense of

themed diner and lake lodge

independence.

dining room.

The residents, their families,

The dementia care and

and the caregiving staff are thrilled

extended care communities each

with the outcome. Staff tell us that

include 32 single-room residences.

"resident satisfaction and quality

A visually rich "Main Street" corri-

of life have increased significantly."

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Editorial
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Monitor
Rewriting the Playbook
Design Rx
A New Leaf
Ready for the Cutting Edge
Operations
Welcome
Showcase Jury
Middle Ground
Award of Merit: Fresh Perspective
Award of Merit: Bright Ideas
Award of Merit: Sum of Its Parts
Show and Tell
Project Directory
Healthcare Design Showcase
First Look
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