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PKHL Architects, PA, Village of Ninnescah Harbor Home

January 1, 2002
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Clearwater, Kansas - El Dorado, Kansas
Village of Ninnescah Harbor Home - Clearwater, Kansas
PKHL Architects, PA - El Dorado, Kansas Type of Facility/Setting: Assisted Living

Facility Contact: Izena Monk, Administrator

Firm: PKHL Architects, PA, (316) 321-4774

Design Team: Vince Haines, Design Architect (PKHL Architects, PA); Ted Blosser, Mechanical Engineer (Blosser Ahlstedt Engineering); Gary Stefan, Electrical Engineer (Stefan Voegeli Engineering); Sutherland Builders, General Contractor

Photography: PKHL Architects, PA

Resident Capacity: 5

Space/Resident (sq. ft.): 588

Total Area (sq. ft.): 2,944

Total Cost (excluding land): $154,676

Cost/Sq. Ft.: $52.50

Completion: October 1999 The Village of Ninnescah Harbor Home residence is located in the rural Kansas farm community of Clearwater. The locally owned skilled nursing facility, Ninnescah Manor, recognized the need for a more diverse elderly living environment to serve its regional area. Additional land was purchased one block away from the skilled facility, and a multiphased project including assisted living, special care and independent living began.

The "Home Plus" concept of Harbor Home recognizes a Kansas healthcare regulation allowing for the acute care of five or fewer residents. These five individuals share a residential environment with staff and assist with the daily household activities. Residents are encouraged to bring special personal furniture for a comfortable transition.

The resident rooms are placed around a centrally located kitchen. The kitchen is open to allow interaction with staff and residents throughout the day. A private courtyard and front porch allow for a variety of settings.

Ninnescah believes in the continuum-of-care approach to assisted living service. Harbor Home provides the special attention necessary in a stand-alone residential facility within the overall campus.
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