Building Better Communities

Northwood Inc.

NWpromo sheet_img_1Northwood Continuing Care Centre
Scope: 156 bed continuing care centre
Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia
Cost: $48 M
Roles: Phase 1 project manager, site selection, functional programming, and information technology coordinator.
Opening: 2010

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Innovation
Northwood is one of the largest and most innovative not-for-profit long-term care, independent living, home care and community outreach centre for older adults in Eastern Canada. Planning for the new Continuing Care Centre helped pilot new design standards for long term care facilities: a ‘village’ that incorporates neighbourhood ‘clusters’ designed to reduce loneliness, boredom and helplessness.

Engagement
The Province of Nova Scotia Department of Health, Capital Health, Community Health Board, community, Northwood Board, staff and Foundation were involved in project planning.

Community Development
Northwood is located at the gateway entrance to Bedford West, a new planned community, incorporating many sustainable features, and is the first phase of a ‘campus’ of seniors facilities forming an integral part of the community development vision.