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Elder Care Design

Representative Elder Care Projects:

United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY

United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center -  Center for Movement Disorders -      New York, NY Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center -  Center for Movement Disorders -      New York, NY Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center -  Center for Movement Disorders -      New York, NY

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center -  Center for Movement Disorders -      New York, NY Cabrini Medical Center -
Primary Care Clinic (OB/GYN & Elder Care) -
New York, NY
Cabrini Medical Center -
Primary Care Clinic (OB/GYN & Elder Care) -
New York, NY
St. Vincent's Nursing Home -
Cedar Grove, NJ
Mercer County Geriatric Center  -Trenton, NJ

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United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. - New City, NY Cabrini Medical Center -
Primary Care Clinic (OB/GYN & Elder Care) -
New York, NY
Brookdale University Medical Ctr. - 
Adult Day Health  Care Center -
Brooklyn, NY
St. Joseph's Village for Senior Citizens - 
New York
Mercer County Geriatric Center  -Trenton, NJ


Bernstein / Matzelle Elder Care Facilities Design:

One of the firm’s divisions -- Bernstein / Matzelle Elder Care Facilities Design -- provides comprehensive architectural services for elder care institutions such as skilled nursing homes, assisted living, Alzheimer's/dementia facilities, and independent living facilities.

Combining Mr. Matzelle’s over forty years of experience designing elder care facilities, with our own expertise in architectural services, has enabled us to create a full-service firm which addresses the needs of both facility owners and residents.  

Current concepts for elder care design, supported by our firm, include the following:  

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Facilities which complement the architecture of existing neighborhoods of homes and businesses

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Residents' rooms designed for maximum safety and manageability

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Neighborhood clusters that share family rooms and dining spaces

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Living and dining spaces residentially-scaled to feel like home

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The discreet use of technology as a significant design feature

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Cluster concept to reduce maximum travel distance

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Courtyard extensions of internal wandering loops for residents with dementia

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Facilitate  socialization and create  increased opportunities for small gatherings

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Ability of residents to age in place

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A private dining room where residents may visit with their families in a more personal atmosphere

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An exterior porch wraps the front of the building permitting residents to gather outside, under shelter from direct sun or rain

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Cove lighting to provide consistent, nonglare illumination

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Ability of residents to furnish and decorate their private alcoves or one-bedroom suites any way they like with their own personal belongings

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Ability to relax in front of a fireplace in a comfortable living room

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Ability to sip coffee on the outdoor terrace

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Facilitate socialization with neighbors in activity rooms

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Seating alcoves along passages to provide spaces for impromptu gathering, rest and decoration

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Resident entries with recessed doorways and niches that allow individualization by resident

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A continuum of care within a single structure or in a campus setting

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"Neighborhoods" areas that allow staff to encourage residents to meet on a daily basis in common areas for activities such as  baking snacks, listening to music or singing

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A welcoming and homelike atmosphere for its residents

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A village concept to reduce the scale of the facility and to provide a residential flavor


Services Offered by our Firm Include:

Nursing Home Architecture

Nursing Home Design

Nursing Home Interior Design

Nursing Home Planning

Assisted Living Architecture

Assisted Living Design

Assisted Living Interior Design

Assisted Living Planning

Successfully Completed Project Types Include the Following:

Adult Day Care

Assisted Living

Elder Care

Nursing Homes

Senior Citizen Facilities
 

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