The Lapeer County Medical Care Facility, a 202-bed medical care facility, proposed to construct a new addition and renovate portions of the facility, with a goal of increasing the number private rooms available to residents and provide residents with a more homelike setting.
To provide a more homelike setting for residents, “neighborhoods” were created to allow the residents to live in an environment made of smaller groups and avoid the institutional feel of a larger community. Each neighborhood contains a living room and small dining room served by satellite kitchens. All nursing services are confined to the neighborhood, thus providing a more nurturing environment.
Phase one of the project included eight neighborhood centers and allows for 52 private resident rooms and 40 semiprivate rooms.