Kaleida Health retained Cannon Design to provide architectural and engineering services for the new HighPointe on Michigan, a 186,000 sq. ft. long-term care facility to replace the Deaconess Skilled Nursing Facility. The $44 million, 300-bed skilled nursing home, sponsored by a grant from Heal New York, is one of only three such facilities statewide providing specialty care for pediatric residents. The new facility contains a dedicated kitchen and dietary area, personal laundry, and both physical and occupational therapy areas.
The first floor includes the main entrance, lobby and resident support, Dental and Podiatry, the main PT / OT space, Sub-Acute, Pediatrics and Ventilator Units, and Building Administration.
The second and third floors each contain (2) 40-bed long-term care nursing unit and the fourth floor contains a 40-bed long-term care nursing unit and a 40-bed memory care unit. Each nursing unit is arranged into two 20-bed clusters. Each cluster has a dedicated resident lounge area and decentralized nursing and support functions. Each cluster also has an outdoor double-height garden area and a view into the outdoor garden on the floor below. This allows patients an immediate visual or physical connection to nature, without having to transport residents to a centralized shared courtyard. These gardens also allow a generous amount of natural daylight into the clusters. Each 40-bed unit has an activities room and each floor shares a central nursing and support area, elevator/arrival lobby, and dining rooms.
The fourth floor houses the 40-bed memory care unit and a 40-bed long-term care unit. This floor is arranged like the second and third floors. The memory care unit utilizes different materials and colors to accommodate this population
along with Wander Guard for security.