After more than 50 years of operating a full continuum of care senior living campus in Walworth, Wis., Golden Years has opened a second campus in Lake Geneva. The community was given the opportunity to view the campus’ first building—a new 30-bed skilled nursing facility designed by Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction—during a recent open house.
The 31,500 square foot building, which is located on the site of the former Lake Geneva Raceway, contains numerous elements that showcase it as a modern rehabilitation center. “The residential look and feel at Golden Years’ new skilled nursing facility is a significant enhancement from the way senior care environments were previously designed,” said Todd Dvorak, Hoffman project architect. “The facility includes touches of timeless hospitality with the warmness of home for patients and family to visit, and several areas to gather—such as living rooms and screened-in porches—where patients can relax in comfort.”
The facility features a high-end, inpatient and outpatient therapy gym, complete with a therapy kitchen and therapy bathroom and partial Cadillac for a variety of patient rehab exercises. Four of the facility’s 30 patient rooms are designed with hospice care in mind and provide larger suites with direct access to individual, private exterior patios. The dining area utilized reclaimed barn wood from the Raceway site for the interior finish accents and includes an open kitchen space for staff and residents to mingle during meals.
This is the first phase for Lake Geneva Golden Years, according to Kevin Madalinski, Hoffman vice president of construction. Madalinski says future plans include facilities for memory care, assisted living, and independent living.