Weston, MA – Nauset Construction recently completed a 13-unit memory care neighborhood for Westport-based operator Maplewood Senior Living. The project involved repositioning 13 assisted living units into memory care units on the first floor of an occupied community.
The transformation represents a shift in thinking among senior care providers that allows residents to “age in place” in their adopted retirement communities as they progress along the continuum of care.
In addition to reconfiguring the rooms, each received new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fire suppression systems.
The Architectural Team of Chelsea was responsible for the design of the new memory care neighborhood, which also included the construction of a community kitchen and multiple common spaces to provide a welcoming, easy-to-navigate and safe environment for residents and visitors.
“By converting one floor of our existing assisted living apartments into dedicated memory care units, we offer our current and future residents the opportunity to effectively age in place and maintain the stability of a familiar location and environment,” said Thomas Gaston, executive VP of acquisitions and development of Maplewood Senior Living.