Villa Health Care Center

Mora, MN

GLTArchitects was hired to design  an addition on the west side of the existing facility to serve residents who suffer from dementia.  This one-story addition includes 14 private rooms which allowed 14 small semi-private rooms in the existing building to be converted to private rooms.  The $2 Million addition also contains dining and living room space to create a smaller, more home-like setting for the residents.  The residential  character of the new addition was designed to be compatible with, yet minimize, the institutional image of the older existing nursing home.

This project was done through the Moratorium Exceptions process of the MN Department of Health.