Hello again. Thanks for your continuing interest in the
Five Towns Premier for Rehabilitation and Nursing. This new 280-bed senior care facility continues to be the "talk of the town" among Long Island's south shore communities.
is generating a lot of positive buzz in the senior care and construction communities for a number of reasons. For one, it is currently one of the largest construction projects on Long Island. Most importantly however, health care insiders know that the
will be the new flagship of the Sentosa network which has been providing high quality care to seniors in the New York metropolitan area for twenty years. Sentosa's buildings have always been known for their high-end yet comfortable aesthetic along with a wide variety of well-appointed resident amenity areas. The
will continue that tradition.
As one approaches the
by car, a stately circular driveway sheltered by a classic porte cochere welcomes you and invites you into the main lobby.
The building's main lobby is accessed via the porte cochere and a landscaped plaza which dually serves as an outdoor seating area with a southern exposure. This plaza is also accessible to the facilities' outpatient dialysis center and central events room.
The Premier's lobby is not designed to simply walk through while travelling to other floors or spaces in the building. It is designed to make one want to "stay awhile" and enjoy its multiple seating areas, its gift shop and its aviary/aquarium focal feature. Our design partners at AE Design Group have outdone themselves here with a slick yet understated design that conveys a sense of excitement.
Just a short walk from the main lobby are the
Premier's dialysis suite (see Issue #2), rehabilitation suite (see Issue #3) and its central events room. Flooded with natural light this crisply finished events space will rival any hotel ballroom. AE Design Group has deftly created a space that can be used for a variety of events and functions while maintaining an elegant look and feel.
|Resident Amenity Interiors
The variety and breadth of resident amenities continues on the
Premier's four residential floors. The typical resident floor utilizes the neighborhood concept which organizes each floor into a series of households or smaller groupings of rooms. This arrangement has many advantages both environmentally and clinically which we will focus on in next month's issue. For now we will focus on the amenity spaces in the central "neighborhood" and individual "households". Each resident household has its own decentralized socialization space and multiple quiet seating nooks. Dining is centralized at the heart of the typical floor neighborhood fostering interaction and socialization between residents from different households.
As the elevator doors open on each resident floor a sweeping series of amenity areas present themselves. This central "amenity zone" is shared by all households on a given floor.
Flanking each side of the elevator core are a variety of central resident amenity spaces. On one side of the elevator bank is a central dining room served by an adjacent pantry. This pantry, which is located directly across from the dining room, has been amply sized to allow on-floor dishwashing and the storage of china/silverware to facilitate a restaurant style dining experience. A separate private family dining room is also available to celebrate special occasions with friends and family.
On the opposite side of the elevator core will be an open lounge outfitted as a parlor with soft seating, a fireplace and bookcases. A central concierge station will be situated opposite the elevators, between the parlor and dining room.
Premier, the sky is literally the limit when it comes to amenities and every resident has access to "the penthouse". Sentosa had commissioned us to use "every square inch possible" to create as much resident recreation space as possible. Taking this mandate to heart we created a penthouse level which leads to a large landscaped outdoor roof deck.
The roof deck features a state of the art pedestal paver system to ensure positive drainage and create a high-end and slip resistant outdoor walking surface. Wrapping itself around the central penthouse the roof terrace is broken up into discrete seating areas for quiet conversation or afternoon tea while still having enough "real estate" for a large central event. The terrace level also features an array of motorized awnings allowing residents to enjoy the outdoors safely during warm summer days.