The Lapeer County Medical Care Facility proposes to construct a new addition and renovate portions of the existing facility. The Master plan will maximize single resident bedrooms and allow for all 132 residents to have a private room. The facility is currently licensed for 202 beds and the intent is to maintain this bed count after the additions and renovations.
The intent of the project was to provide a more “home-like” setting for the residents by creating “neighborhoods.” The neighborhoods would allow the residents to live in an environment of smaller groups and avoid the institutional feel of a larger community. These neighborhoods contain living rooms and small dinning rooms served by satellite kitchens. All nursing services are confined to the neighborhood, thus providing a more nurturing environment.
Phase one of the project included 8 neighborhood centers and allowing for 52 private resident rooms and 40 semi-private rooms.
Phase Two of the project included expanding the existing facilities with the addition of 4 pods consisting of a dining area with an adjacent kitchen, food preparation and storage areas, a living room, and a combination nurses’ station/charting area/medication room, to create a more home-like neighborhood.