Skilled Nursing Facility
67,000 sq ft | New Construction
MediLodge of Novi offers leading edge rehabilitation and senior care services in a licensed, 100-bed skilled nursing facility. The 67,000 sq ft building is sited on a wooded plot of land in Novi, Michigan, and is surrounded by protected woodlands and wetlands. The building evokes transitional residential styling in its form and material selections, harmonizing with nearby domestic architecture as suggested by the City of Novi’s community development department. Great care went into analyzing and protecting the existing habitat of an endangered bat that roosts on the property.
The owner committed significant funding to a ½ mile bike path that traverses a wooded portion of the site as part of the city’s master plan for a network of paths. Inside, spaces and programming elements are inspired by modern hospitality environments rather than common institutional nursing homes. Barriers to care like nurse stations have been eliminated in favor of discrete, wireless paging systems. Dining is available in a variety of settings, including a central coffee house, restaurant-quality dining rooms, and room service. Therapeutic treatment areas include a pool, salon, massage room and sauna, in addition to a light-filled therapy gym.
The challenge of designing and building a facility that matched the owner’s philosophy of care while meeting the city’s prescriptive requirements was achieved through the well-coordinated efforts of the architect, contractor and the entire planning and development team. As the facility opened in April of 2014, positive social, environmental and economic impacts were realized, and continue to grow on a local and regional level.