Gila River Skilled Nursing510 South Ocotillo Drive
Sacaton, AZ 85147
Design Achievement - DLR Group's design for this 100-bed facility supports the client's goal to offer respectful, home-like environment to its residents. Awash with natural light throughout, the building supports and encourages healthy living habits for elders and others needing nursing assistance, both physical and intellectual. Six outdoor courtyards and a central community activity space provide numerous options for small and large group activities. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to encourage anticipation and community interaction, while allowing the individuals privacy to be respected
Scope Summary - Totalling 98,000 SF, the Gila River Skilled Nursing facility has 60 skilled care beds, 20 dementia/ secure beds, 15 sub-acute/ rehabilitation beds, and five hospice beds. Spaces provided include dining rooms, game areas, crafts, television viewing and informal gathering spots. There is a library, beauty salon/ barber, deli, theater, multi-purpose room, exercise room, physical rehabilitation and a chapel. A front porch is provided to allow residents to sit and watch what is happening at the front entrance. Outdoor areas offer lush landscaping, raised planter beds for gardening, exercise lawns, fruit trees, and walking paths. DLR Group provided architecture services.