A Mixed-Use Outpatient Clinic, Lifelong Housing, Community Activity Center and Memory Care Development
A community-oriented healthcare setting focused on the frail elderly and those with chronic disabilities in a low income 3-acre site between the Thomas Jefferson High School and the Snyder Recreation Center near USC. The program consists of a 40,000 square foot Outpatient Clinic, a 4,000 square foot physical therapy/exercise facility, 75 units of “lifelong” housing for older frail people and a small group cluster for people with memory care needs. The studio provided students experience with community-based healthcare and housing models. Hospitals are moving toward outpatient facilities in the community that integrate “wellness” with fitness programs, knowledge about nutrition and frequent visits to monitor ongoing chronic conditions.