Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center

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This building incorporates research-based elements not normally found in skilled nursing environments, which are intended to promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth of guests through the alignment of three key concepts: fuel, work, and healing.

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"To get better so that I can get back to living," that's the point of rehab. With a specific focus on whole-person healing, the new 44-bed Rehabilitation Center at Menno Haven is elevating post-acute skilled nursing care in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and beyond. As one staff member said, "This certainly isn't your grandma's nursing home." Over the last century, skilled nursing communities (aka "nursing homes") have accumulated significant negative perceptions. However, some operators are challenging those perceptions by rethinking the environments in which they provide care. Given the numbers of baby boomers who will receive care in these environments in the near future (aka the "silver tsunami"), this is significant. This building incorporates research-based elements not normally found in skilled nursing environments, which are intended to promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth of guests through the alignment of three key concepts: fuel—to provide emotional, spiritual, and physical sustenance for the journey (which extends beyond the time guests spend in this facility); work—to provide an abundance of natural and technically sophisticated therapy opportunities; and healing—to provide a world-class recovery environment that pushes the industry’s edge on short-term rehab.

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Gail Kubik, Assoc. AIA, Finegold Alexander Architects, Salem, Massachusetts

Sandra Montalbo, Assoc. AIA, San Antonio, Texas

Todd Ray, FAIA, Page Southerland Page, Inc, Washington, D.C.

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Menno Haven Rehab - Courtyard

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6_Green Sitting Room

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7_Therapy Gym

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