Shell Point Retirement Community announced the completion of the Larsen Health Center, a $78 million, 200,000-square-foot facility that brings together all of Shell Point’s health care services, including a comprehensive medical center, behavioral health suite, rehabilitation center, dental offices, pharmacy and a 180-bed skilled nursing facility with private rooms.
“Very few CCRCs are making investments in skilled nursing, but we’re bullish on it,” said Shell Point President and CEO Martin Schappell. “Locating all medical services within one facility accelerates access to care, enhances collaboration in treatment, and hastens the healing and restorative process.”
Shell Point’s skilled nursing has received national recognition, including five-out-of-five-star ratings for overall service, quality measures and staffing from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Within Larsen Health Center, a medical center includes exam and procedure rooms, on-site imaging services and offices for Shell Point’s medical staff and specialty physicians. A therapy center offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services in an open-gym concept, along with an occupational therapy home suite, a state-of-the-art aqua therapy pool and private treatment rooms.
A dental clinic, full-service pharmacy, chapel, meeting space and cafe complete the first floor.
Floors two through six offer 162 private and nine companion skilled nursing rooms with 10-foot ceilings, expansive foot windows and bathrooms with walk-in showers. Dining rooms and sunrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing water and nature preserve views.
Each self-contained residential neighborhood accommodates 20 residents and offers a living room, activity room, lounge area and a family conference room. Such neighborhood spaces “create a nurturing environment for socializing and activities and reflect Shell Point’s personalized approach to care,” said Christy Skinner, vice president of health care.
A full-service salon for residents, an employee cafeteria and administrative offices are on the second floor. Larsen Health Center’s contemporary interiors were completed by Wegman Design Group, which created award-winning designs for Shell Point’s Tribby Arts Center, Welcome Center and several amenity it and common space renovations around the campus.
The Larsen Health Center project team includes RDG Planning & Design, The Weitz Company, Johnson Engineering, Stantec Consulting Services and Fiber Solutions.
Shell Point broke ground on Larsen Health Center in September 2019. The facility is in Shell Point’s Waterside neighborhood, which includes The Springs assisted living, Connected Living at The Springs memory care residences and the Shell Point Welcome Center.
Source: Fort Myers Florida Weekly