Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center
ChallengeMassina Bloemke of ABCM Corporation, interior designer for Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, worked closely with Construction Specialties (C/S) to illustrate her vision. Bloemke chose to use C/S’ Acrovyn® Dimensional Moldings because the product has boundless opportunities for custom designs. Bloemke custom-designed Heritage’s main entry corridor using Acrovyn 4000 wall covering, defining the space with floor to ceiling four-inch wall covering bump-outs to create contrasting light and dark surface planes that juxtapose warm wood tones with painted walls and accent art. This breaks up the long corridor with a gallery-like atmosphere and invites residents to linger and connect for conversation in the common space.
Product durability was also something Bloemke considered when choosing the Acrovyn® Dimensional Moldings. It’s ideal for high traffic areas, easy to sanitize and doesn’t require an upgrade every five years like similar competitors’ products.
SolutionAcrovyn 4000 is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold or Silver, which assures architects, designers and building owners there are no chemicals of concern in the wall protection material; moreover, eldercare residents with sensitive respiratory systems aren’t affected by off-gassing toxins.
Heritage also upgraded its corridors with Acrovyn handrails (HRB-20N). The ergonomic design, which includes more of an oval-shaped surface and indentation, allows for an easy grip from the sitting or standing position. The newly renovated Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center now provides a healthier home for its residents, while the products installed offer the best of both worlds: durable and attractive wall protection.
Project: Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center
Location: Mason City, IA
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Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center has been a respected and established part of the Mason City health care continuum since 1973 when ABCM Corporation purchased the former 40-bed William-Charles Heritage Home. Heritage provides both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care with around-the-clock admissions and nursing staff. Also available are physical, occupational and speech therapies and pharmacy services as well as bariatric care, restorative programs, an incontinence clinic and a hospice suite. The home-like environment welcomes residents, families and community members. Over the years, Heritage has consistently invested in facility improvements and recently completed a renovation in March 2013, which included various sustainable products, in addition to upgrading its main entry corridor, new rehabilitation center and snack center.