Walnut Crossing Assisted Living & Memory Care, completed in 2017, was named a finalist in the “Post-Acute & Senior Living Facilities Best New Ground-Up Development” Category by Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ magazine. Walnut Crossing Assisted Living & Memory Care is a one-story, 52,934 square foot assisted living and memory care facility in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of Marysville.
Meridian Senior Living partnered with NexCore Group to create a design solution that residents and families associate with hospitality. Careful consideration was given to resident, adult children and care team experiences, resulting in a warm residential design that embodies the cultural values of the Marysville community. The interior design draws from local elements such as Ohio rural architecture: barn doors, a gambrel roof and wrought iron light fixtures. Residents have multiple room options: studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. For operational safety and staffing efficiency in the Memory Care unit, an open floor plan with a sky-lit path was created, providing a direct sightline from the caregiver desk. The facility encourages resident engagement with activity areas, sensory gardens, life stations, lounge areas, a bistro and a front porch. Technological features such as resident-alert products, electronic medication administration record keeping, and Wi-Fi were included for resident independence and the highest level of care.
The facility also makes the transition to Assisted Living/Memory Care more seamless for residents with its open floor plan and increases memory care staff time engaged with residents. Consistent lighting levels throughout daylight and nightfall maintain residents’ circadian rhythms, and memory care residents are actively engaged outside their rooms for long periods, allowing them to sleep soundly through the night.
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