You’ve seen The Cottages at Rockmart rising quickly off U.S. 278 across the highway from Walmart and immediately adjacent to Floyd’s medical office at the intersection. A $12 million investment, the campus will have nearly 600,000 square feet under roof. That’s like taking Mount Berry Mall and adding a Walmart Supercenter to it. What to know:
The Baldwin Architectural Group posted an update during the February groundbreaking with these details about the complex:
“As the firm of choice Baldwin Architectural Group had a direct hand in taking the vision for a “household model/culture change” concept for senior living into a reality. That means in addition to onsite skilled nursing and rehab/therapy services, residents will benefit from having specially trained “companions” available in each cottage. To provide this “body and soul” type of care for residents, we had to take a unique approach in our architectural design. For example, each cottage (eight in all) is intentionally built to house only 14 to 15 residents with private rooms arranged around common areas like a fireplace, dining room, living room, and kitchen. This gives residents far more convenient access to meals and community engagement. The long, ominous corridors that are typical of most nursing homes and assisted living facilities are non-existent in cottage life. Instead, even ambulatory residents will be able to move easily into common areas due to their close proximity. By intentionally building around this new concept in senior living, our design can provide residents with memory loss and dementia a more enjoyable living atmosphere in each cottage.
“Additionally, residents will have full access to a luxurious “Town Center” which will feature a chapel, movie room, meeting room, snack bar, beauty shop, and spa with a whirlpool! Residents will also be able to gather for pot luck dinners, holiday events, and special gatherings.”
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