CASEY’S PONDSteamboat Springs, CO
Yampa Valley Medical Center
Pearl Senior Living
121, 293 sf
54 Skilled Nursing
26 Memory Care
30 Assisted Living
34 Independent Living
VTBS Architects has designed a new tri-level continuum of care facility with a dramatic view of Steamboat Ski Mountain to the east, Casey’s Pond to the west and bordered on the south by Burgess Creek. The design represents mountain architecture and utilizes the existing water features by integrating them into the site design.
The three progressive levels of care and independent living allow for multiple living arrangements. More independent retirees may stay in their own units while a loved one is helped in another area, and where they can be a part of each other’s daily activities without having to exit the complex and experience the extreme climate conditions of Colorado. Memory care, located on the second level, involves an outdoor garden area protected from the elements to facilitate year-round use in a safe and secure environment.
Within the skilled nursing component VTBS created three ‘neighborhoods’ to reduce the impersonal and negative impact of large dining halls and to allow for more intimate fellowship among the inhabitants, assisting in socialization and encouraging multiple activities. Residents may enjoy a meal in other neighborhoods or partake in the meal preparation activities if they choose. Residents are offered a multitude of dining experiences from formal dining to casual outdoor fare.