DAI has partnered with Sanctuary Care, LLC, to develop a one-story Memory Care Living Facility in Rye, New Hampshire. Key elements of the Memory Care Living Facility are a distinctive entrance and lobby, sitting area, dining, library, and activities area.
Sanctuary Care had developed a preliminary program and conceptual documents defining the proposed footprint of the facility along with conducting a marketplace area study. They also met with State Licensing Officials. The facility has 805 state licensing (higher acuity).
The single story structure has two wings attached to a central core. These wings house a kitchen, activity space, and resident rooms. The residential living space consists of 56 spacious units.
Along with the development of the residential spaces within the wings, this structure also consists of 6,620 square feet of community space. The total scope of the project is 38,500 square feet with a construction cost of $7 million. Construction began in the Summer of 2012 and was completed in Summer 2013.
The facility utilized standard construction systems for the resident apartments, and a combination of panelized and truss construction for the common areas. Applying the appropriate elements of “green” design to this project is one of Sanctuary Care’s top priorities.