Construction began in Fall of 2015 on the new Respite house in Colchester, VT and was completed this year.
The VNA’S NEW Respite House is increasing capacity from 13 to 21 beds, with larger resident rooms, each with a private bathroom, shower, and space for family to stay overnight. The enhanced work and meeting space for staff and volunteers, improved kitchen, as well as family gathering spaces, make the Respite house, a-home-away-from-home. The facility can also accommodate expansion if additional resident rooms are needed in the future.
Vermont Respite House provides hospice care to individuals whose illness and health care needs make it too difficult to remain in their own homes or other settings.
An inpatient hospice home such as the Respite House provides an alternative to nursing home or hospital care.(copy courtesy of VNAcares.org)
To put it simply, the VNA just run out of room at the old site.
Here at Gordon's we knew, we were creating a home away from home for terminally ill family members. That is why our designer took meticulous care during the design process. Selecting fabrics, and products that would evoke strong feelings of 'home.'
The facility has a variety of needs for all the different spaces.
In the offices, we used a traditional horizontal blind, providing staff light and privacy control at their fingertips. (as seen in photo above)
Just peeking your head into the patient rooms, you can feel the attention to detail that was paid to each space. Warm wall colors, drapery with soft fabrics, to the comfortable furniture, create a home-away-from-home. Everything was taken into consideration.
"Holly Miller said. 'We’re phobic about death. We live in an anti-aging society. It’s like we’re in a state of not wanting to know.' At the Respite House, they take a different approach. There’s no schedule, and you can eat when you want and what you want. 'If you want to have bacon and eggs in the morning with a little shot of whiskey and a brownie, you can go right ahead,' Bobby Miller said." - Courtesy of VT Digger.
(Holly and Bobby Miller are the principal financial backers of this Colchester property)
Our designer, along side the project manager, created window decor that offered superior light control with amazing ease. Wood blinds by Graber, underneath the anti-microbial fabric by Samelson Chatelane.
The elongated wands add ease to the operation to the room darkening drapery.
The two-toned drapery is such a wonderful design element. The horizontal lines of the wood blinds and the drapery, glide the eye around each room.
In the great room, where patients, staff and family will mingle, again, ease of operation and a 'home' like environment were of the utmost importance.
Kirsch drapery hardware in caramelized Bronze, with large traverse rings, aid the motion of the drapery.
Comfortex Roman Shades with top down/bottom up operation. With this nice, open weave, the view can still be enjoyed, without the blinding glare of the morning sun.
Please call our Commercial projects specialists at 802-338-9388, or email us at [email protected] for information regarding our specifications.