This 120-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center was the first SunBridge location to embrace culture change and implement their Sunscape program.
Based on a modified household plan, the design consists of six, twenty bed households organized around three, forty bed units. Each 20-bed household has an intimate gathering space overlooking the courtyard.
The combined 40-bed unit contains a sunlit living room and dining area, with discreet but accessible nurses stations. The overall feeling is residential and warm, a clear departure from the medical model of skilled nursing care.
Amenities include spa, salon, meditation room, transitional apartment, physical therapy spaces, on-site medical offices and community meeting room.
During construction, Sunbridge was acquired by Genesis HealthCare, making it the largest nursing home provider in the US. Hathorne Hill is the first model nursing home in the Genesis system, embracing the physical requirements of culture change.
Hathorne Hill is located on the former Danvers State Hospital campus.