Long Term Care
Fairhaven Long Term Care Facility
Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc.
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Type of Contract
In 1996 the Ontario Ministry of Health designated the existing 253 bed Fairhaven Long-Term Care facility as a category “D” facility. That meant that they would have to build a new facility to meet the current design guidelines. Lett Architects performed the initial analysis studies and then, in joint-venture with Salter Pilon Architecture of Barrie, were awarded the contract to design the facility.
On the same site as the existing building, this new 168,000 sq. ft. facility has eight self-contained “Resident Home Areas” (RHA’s) each with 32 beds, associated serveries, dining rooms, lounges, etc. Two of the RHA’s have been designed for residents with dementia. The core area of the building contains the administration, a chapel, multipurpose room, physiotherapy space, a café and services. The facility opened in January of 2003.