McCarty Holsaple McCarty along with JSR Associates, Inc. was selected to design the Wharton Care Center, a new 62 bed senior living facility that is part of the Uplands Retirement Village in Cumberland County, TN.
The facility was designed as a proto-typical, 31 bed building and two buildings were constructed in this first phase. The facility’s design incorporates many Green House principles and LEED™ sustainable design concepts within an extremely tight construction budget.
By clustering bedrooms and amenities into pods that surround centralized staff functions, the building’s design minimizes travel distances for its elderly residents and breaks down the overall scale of the facility.
Resident amenities include a hearth room, spa and hair salon, community dining space, TV den and outdoor courtyards with individual, raised garden planters. The facility also maximizes staff efficiency by allowing one staff member to visually monitor an entire pod.