About the Project

Ginger Cove is a continuing care retirement community that provides services for senior citizens ranging from independent living units to skilled nursing care. In 1992, Ginger Cove decided to expand their 43-bed nursing facility. The CRGA team was selected to design a two-story addition as well as complete renovations to the existing facility. Formerly, Ginger Cove had provided independent living units and health center nursing beds but lacked the intermediate level of care associated with assisted living. In 2000, Ginger Cove decided to add an assisted living component to their facility.

This project provided thirty (30) assisted living apartments and associated shared living facilities.  The building provides fifteen (15) apartments on each of two (2) floors above grade, and a basement with support facilities for this building and the entire campus.  Shared living facilities include kitchen/dining area, activities room, lobby, bathing facilities, country kitchen, and living room/library.  Support facilities include offices, central laundry, maintenance shop, garage, and resident storage lockers. Design services included architecture, structural engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering, civil engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, and food service equipment design.

CRGA also worked with Ginger Cove to expand the skilled nursing facility and the wellness center. The nursing facility expansion included the construction of a new wing focused around an outdoor garden as well as a phased renovation of the three existing wings. The expanded wellness center included three indoor swimming pools with associated support spaces and a new informal dining facility.

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