Standish Village is an immense brick structure along the Neponset River in the heart of the historic Lower Mills neighborhood bordering Dorchester, and Milton Massachusetts. The charm of the community is only rivaled by its history.
Located on 1.75 acres Standish Village is a historical landmark that originally served as a 19th century mill. Some architectural features of the original mill that have been retained include the decorative turrets, beautiful red brick and oversized windows. Today, Standish is home to 85 assisted living apartments and a memory care neighborhood.
Sentio Healthcare Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust, purchased the senior living community in 2013. Sentio enlisted help for the interior architectural design from DesignPoint, Inc. to reinvigorate the interior of the community.
The internal renovation, as crafted by DesignPoint, was completed in the spring of 2017. It was the culmination of an interior design project that lasted over a year with DesignPoint overseeing all facets of the interior design from purchasing to construction administration.
As the trends in lifestyle and care in senior living evolve, so has the functionality of the residents’ spaces as well as the use of staff areas. The lead designer on the project Kathy Sportelli, Vice President & Senior Designer at DesignPoint, evaluated the layout and directed the renovation to leverage best practices in senior living space planning. DesignPoint has overseen dozens of similar projects in assisted living and memory care.
The project focused on overhauling all common areas including the entrance, lobby, dining and resident social areas. They were maximized to encourage engagement and socialization among residents as well as provide functional space that could be adapted for programming.
DesignPoint specified the interior architecture, finishes, fixtures and furniture. Everything from floor and wall covering, window treatments and furnishings are new.
Not to be overlooked, the entrance and corridors in the memory care wing were refreshed and modernized. Wood-look vinyl flooring was placed in the lobby and dining areas, and new carpet was used strategically throughout the wing. DesignPoint selected new colors, finishes and artwork based on the most recent findings and best practices for dementia care living.
DesignPoint is a valuable partner to Sentio to create attractive accommodations appealing to potential residents and provide comfortable living environments for existing residents. Sentio has trusted DesignPoint with major renovation projects at several of their communities. The value of DesignPoint’s work speaks for itself in repeat engagements as well as the pride in which Standish Village now promotes its renovations in marketing and on its web site
DesignPoint works with numerous senior living, assisted living, and personal care homes, skilled nursing and other health care facilities across the United States. Their interior design team has received numerous national and regional awards for senior living design excellence and is a trusted partner with senior living communities in creating beautiful and functional communities for active residents.
DesignPoint, a full service Interior Design & Purchasing Firm is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and works extensively on both a regional and national level. DesignPoint, Inc. focuses on corporate, hospitality, and senior living facilities, medical offices, and high-end residential interiors. When considering new interior construction or renovations, DesignPoint will provide complete interior architectural space planning and construction documents, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) procurement services to make it a successful project. DesignPoint is located at 54 S. Commerce Way, Suite 110, Bethlehem, PA 18017, 610-807-9670 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.