Friendship House at Royal Oaks Memory Care Facility
Location:Sun City, Arizona
Design Consultants:Architect-Todd & Associates, Inc.
Highly adaptable (to constantly changing models for delivering senior living services).
Decorative doors may look like they belong in an upscale hotel, but they’re cleverly designed to open wide enough to accommodate a gurney.
Lighting fixtures that look warm and residential emit strong, institutional-quality light.
“Therapeutic” patios may look like the designer only had relaxation in mind, but in fact every square inch was thoughtfully planned to help stimulate the senses of memory care patients.
Resident rooms centered around home-style kitchens feel more "homey."
Invisible to the untrained eye – are many ways to maximize efficiency and ensure compliance with the health codes and regulations that apply to commercial facilities in this residential setting.
Smaller, less institutional settings help residents feel less anxious and intimidated, but they’re also more efficient for staff and therefore more cost-effective to operate.
This two-story memory care facility was designed to provide lifestyle-focused accommodations for residents with varying levels of cognitive needs.
The 53,000-square-foot facility, located near the center of the 38-acre community, provides memory care in a residential setting, moving away from the skilled-care model that has been the norm in retirement communities. This new design concept allows for more efficient staffing and flexibility in a comfortable setting that supports the individual needs of residents. Personalization is achieved through four “neighborhoods” of fourteen residents each that have distinct interior design themes and create smaller scale living environments.
This is Sundt's sixth project for Royal Oaks.