Omaha, Nebraska - Omaha, Nebraska
The design of Brookestone embraces community relationships outside the building. The wellness center, used by elders from the community, is located in the Village Commons. The Great Room is a significant gathering spot for community groups. The Parlor in Memory Support is used for Alzheimer's support groups and serves as a community resource center for families and caregiving professionals.
The planning and design of Brookestone was a collaborative effort between members of the design team and the Alzheimer's Association. The fire marshal and the health department were included early in the process, and both state agencies worked with the owner's development team to ensure that Brookestone reflected the intent of the regulations while providing a quality living environment. The State of Nebraska subsequently revised its healthcare regulations and used Brookestone as a model for those revisions.