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- Life Safety
- 2019 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) - Awards of Merit - Institutional
Bethany Riverview is a new $67 million Long Term and Specialized Dementia Care facility which recently opened in Southeast Calgary, Alberta. Considered as the largest dementia care residential complex in southern Alberta, this facility consists of 210 beds (120 beds committed to complex dementia care), a 3,000 square foot atrium, dining rooms, amenity spaces, support staff areas, daycare, bistro, three courtyards and Bethany Calgary’s new corporate offices. The design included concealed exit doors and a Patient Wandering System which protects at risk residents from unknowingly leaving the facility and putting themselves in danger.
Upon commencement of this project, the design team took part in a virtual dementia tour intended to simulate dementia-related sensory challenges. This activity helped the design team to understand how an inadequate design for this type of facility can hinder the well-being of a dementia patient, while also garnering unnecessary stress.