Connecting Care – Airdrie, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan and Medicine Hat Seniors Care Communities
For the last two years, VOSH has been working closely with Connecting Care and Points West Living to explored unique, cost-effective variations of building designs that would best mirror the Eden Alternative® Philosophy. This approach focuses on shifting from institutional models of care to people-specific values and practices that put the individual first.
Much time was spent working with both clients to ensure that every aspect of the building’s design was aligned with the core principles of the Eden Alternative® Philosophy — the result was a unique “Butterfly” design that creates four “cottages”. This layout aims to optimize the use of interior spaces and overall functionality of the building, as well as strengthen the sense of community for both residents and staff. With the onset of COVID-19, we discovered that this particular layout would work well for implementing quarantine measures should this be required. With all of the beds for each development funded by Alberta Health Services, this design was well-received by AHS and will be utilized for all the Connecting Care and Points West Living projects that VOSH is currently involved in.
Located in west Edmonton, the 132,466 ft2 Secord Care Community is a five-storey building with 163 units consisting of studios (including adjoining studios), bariatric units, and a guest unit. Three other Care Communities of a similar design are located in Airdrie, Fort Saskatchewan, and Medicine Hat, with the first now completed and ready for occupancy.
The construction of this Design-Build project began in April 2021 and we are excited to see the building come to life, storey by storey.
Connecting Care, Points West Living
Airdrie | Edmonton | Fort Saskatchewan | Medicine Hat, AB
12,306 m² / 132,466 ft²
10308 100 Avenue 2nd Floor
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 1Z1
+1 (780) 589-4747