With a floor area exceeding 70,000 square feet and a capacity of 100 beds, this new skilled nursing facility could easily overwhelm its prospective residents. In response, the design team employed several strategies, including breaking down the nursing wings into four, smaller, self sufficient “households.” Other welcoming features include: three satellite dining rooms, a large physical therapy suite, a secure outdoor garden space, solarium, dayrooms equipped with fireplaces and an ice cream parlor. Another unique innovation is the inclusion of visitors’ suites for use by those families facing end of life issues.