PKHL Architects, PA, Village of Ninnescah Harbor Home
|Village of Ninnescah Harbor Home – Clearwater, Kansas|
PKHL Architects, PA – El Dorado, Kansas
| Type of Facility/Setting: Assisted Living|
Facility Contact: Izena Monk, Administrator
Firm: PKHL Architects, PA, (316) 321-4774
Design Team: Vince Haines, Design Architect (PKHL Architects, PA); Ted Blosser, Mechanical Engineer (Blosser Ahlstedt Engineering); Gary Stefan, Electrical Engineer (Stefan Voegeli Engineering); Sutherland Builders, General Contractor
Photography: PKHL Architects, PA
Resident Capacity: 5
Space/Resident (sq. ft.): 588
Total Area (sq. ft.): 2,944
Total Cost (excluding land): $154,676
Cost/Sq. Ft.: $52.50
Completion: October 1999
| The Village of Ninnescah Harbor Home residence is located in the rural Kansas farm community of Clearwater. The locally owned skilled nursing facility, Ninnescah Manor, recognized the need for a more diverse elderly living environment to serve its regional area. Additional land was purchased one block away from the skilled facility, and a multiphased project including assisted living, special care and independent living began.|
The “Home Plus” concept of Harbor Home recognizes a Kansas healthcare regulation allowing for the acute care of five or fewer residents. These five individuals share a residential environment with staff and assist with the daily household activities. Residents are encouraged to bring special personal furniture for a comfortable transition.
The resident rooms are placed around a centrally located kitchen. The kitchen is open to allow interaction with staff and residents throughout the day. A private courtyard and front porch allow for a variety of settings.
Ninnescah believes in the continuum-of-care approach to assisted living service. Harbor Home provides the special attention necessary in a stand-alone residential facility within the overall campus.