By: Michael Azarian, AIA, LEED AP, Managing Director of Healthcare Studio
CareOne has announced the expansion of its existing Assisted Living Facilities in Evesham Township, NJ. Kimmerle Group, a multifaceted design, real estate, planning, development and branding practices firm with offices in New York and New Jersey, has been working closely with CareOne to manage the full design and build out of the additional 26,408 square-feet of space. The Medical services firm expects to open its doors to residents in mid to late 2020.
“CareOne’s expansion is representative of the quality of care patients and residents expect to receive from the tenants in all of the properties we’ve designed,” said George Kimmerle, Founding President & Partner of Kimmerle Group. “Our company is dedicated to working with leading healthcare providers such as CareOne on all aspects of site selection and development so that they may concentrate on delivering the best medical care possible.”
Kimmerle Group’s healthcare studio, project management and architecture teams provided full coordination and oversight of the project in addition to design and architecture from the beginning of the project’s expansion and will continue through the scheduled opening in 2020. The expansion features a similar brick, wood and stucco aesthetic to the existing structure and employs a new open terrace on the second floor of the expansion where it meets the existing building.
In addition to updating the aesthetics of the new Assisted Living facility, Kimmerle addressed the challenges of finding new ways to design occupant bed rooms with privacy and configure group spaces that would foster interaction amongst residents. Kimmerle therefore created an additional 41 ALF beds in both single and double bed configurations with new associated program elements such as dining facilities, game & social areas, and group TV rooms as well as additional staff facilities. ALF rooms each have their own toilet and bath facilities and features subdivided bed and living rooms with TV access in both areas.
“A major trend that needs accommodation is simply that people will continue to live longer lives, and stay longer periods of time in Assisted Living Facilities,” added Michael Azarian, Managing Director of Kimmerle’s Healthcare Studio. “We have tried to respond by creating an extension that will foster contact between residents and create healthier interactions and lifestyles.”
CareOne has developed a reputation as a premier health care company and assisted living community due to their commitment to best clinical practices, strong management standards and resident quality of life. They are much more than just an NJ nursing home; they offer a wide variety of services and living arrangements to give each of their residents the individualized care they need and deserve.
About Kimmerle Group
Kimmerle Group is a multifaceted architecture, design and consulting practice with over three decades in the real estate and construction industries, specializing in office, multifamily, retail, medical, industrial, and investment properties throughout the United States, with a focus on the New York metropolitan area.
Architecture and design expertise support the consulting approach at the core of Kimmerle’s practice since its foundation in 1990. Since inception, the firm has operated in a set of affiliated specialties, including urban planning & design, healthcare real estate consulting and design, workspace procurement, project management, real estate services, and branding. Kimmerle’s sustained growth is a result of both a big-picture focus on every assignment, and the intimate and transparent business relationships the firm has built throughout the years.
Kimmerle is recognized for its commitment to evidence-based design and the application of green, sustainable architecture principles. Kimmerle’s leadership is also continuously engaged in academic research, extending the depth of the firm’s practice, especially on issues relating to community health, sustainability, justice, and human empowerment.