CASCADES OF TUCSON Assisted living and Memory care. Tucson, Arizona

Introduction
This project portfolio spans ten years of ongoing interior renovations that began in 2005. These renovations started with nothing more than just changing the outdated wall paper in the main dining room! The design intent and purpose for this project was to make Cascades a more marketable property in the local senior living sector. The age and style of this building did not compete well with the newer properties being built in the area. The new interiors needed to take into consideration the needs of the current residents. This interior needed to attract independently minded seniors who still wanted to be active and engaged as well as seniors who could be facing more complicated challenges such as loss of mobility and memory. The ultimate goal of this project was to create a purposely designed interior space that was inviting and welcoming for everyone, regardless of age or ability.

Building
Built in the 1970’s this property has four resident floors, two elevators, an atrium lobby and dining room. Each resident floor has an activity room and small sitting area as well as a resident laundry room. The building footprint is an extended X with an outside breeze way that connects the main building to the dining room and memory care wing. The building construction is plain concrete block. The systems such as the HVAC, plumbing and electrical have all been updated.

Interior
This property began as an independent senior apartment complex. Cascades offers one bedroom or two bedroom apartment suites. The activity rooms on each floor have a specific purpose that were custom designed for the residents of this community.