Shepherd Pathway Campus

Shepherd Pathways, a program of the Shepherd Center, is a dedicated outpatient and residential rehabilitation program for recovery from brain injuries. The facility is located in Decatur and previously exists as two buildings with administration, rehabilitation gym and equipment, and patient rooms supported by a collaborative treatment team. CDH Partners joined the Shepherd Pathways families and staff to upgrade the facility to better support the entire patient, family, and staff experience.

Renovations included enhanced finishes throughout the 33,510 sf existing facility, a new gym, reorganized central administration area, and upgraded family lounges and dining amenities. Additionally, a new monumental lobby has been designed to unify the contemporary activity building with the traditional residential portion of the campus. The welcoming lobby features a large canopy for improved patient drop-off as well as a dedicated on-site registration area for new patients.

Overall, the renovations serve to enhance the Shepherd mission through providing a space where patients, families, and staff can focus on recovery in a healing, supportive environment.


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The Lodge at Bethany

Bethany Assisted Living recognizes a need for high quality long term care for seniors. Using their nearly century long history to establish a blueprint of service, Bethany leadership set about conceiving a plan for improving healthcare for the aged and infirmed. The process began with the gift and acquisition of a parcel of land called the Neville Farm, the largest piece of undeveloped property in Statesboro, GA.

Bethany engaged CDH Partners to bring their dream of creating a model that serves as the flagship facility to fruition. The Lodge at Bethany provides housing and other amenities for those who need traditional senior care or memory care. The 48-unit facility offers residents the opportunity to live a full and robust lifestyle with social engagement within the relaxed atmosphere of a small community. Family members and friends can be entertained either in an indoor private setting or the outdoor patio. Exercise options include walks along the interior courtyards, outdoor living spaces and the wellness/therapy center. The Lodge also offers special services of a spa/salon, a theater and cyber café located on the grounds of the complex.

The Lodge also allows Bethany to continue the nationally recognized superior level of service and care to seniors. The residence units’ size and close proximity to attendant stations permits quick response when help is needed. CDH Partners used the latest architectural innovations to design a facility that also accommodates residents who require extra assistance throughout the campus.

The Lodge at Bethany’s staff welcomed the first residents on January 4, 2016. The State of Georgia awarded the Assisted Living Community status to the Lodge on the same day, becoming the first to receive the honor in Statesboro. Everyone at CDH Partners congratulates the Lodge for this status and look forward to continuing our partnership as Bethany looks to the future.

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Heritage Oaks of Englewood

Heritage Oaks of Englewood is a new signature assisted living and memory care located in Charlotte County, Florida. This new 118 unit assisted living community includes a 32 unit memory care neighborhood and is in close proximity to world-class healthcare, cultural venues, fine shopping and dining.

Heritage Oaks is a 95,611 square foot, one-of-a-kind community offering a luxurious lifestyle with concierge services, chef-prepared meals, housekeeping and more, without a large investment or long-term commitment. A variety of floor plans feature spacious one-bedroom and one-bath plans including deluxe two-bedroom and two-bath units.

For the design of Heritage Oaks, the interior spaces are configured for openness that promotes social interaction. Community spaces are designed to serve as the residents’ family room increasing social interaction among residents. The innovative design gives residents’ indoor and outdoor spaces for meeting, entertaining, arts and crafts, wellness, dining, developing computing skills and recreation.

Heritages Oaks provides residents with comfort, security, and peace of mind. All spaces are designed with rich, durable material. LED Lighting is enhanced to create a warm, friendly, and sustainable environment. Healthy mental stimulation through environmental design along with easy way finding for residents, contribute to a healthy and meaningful lifestyle for the residents, visitors, and staff.

Heritage Oaks sits on over 10 acres of a planned community, providing more than 60 parking spaces to support the mobility of the residents. Having access to nature and the outdoors has long been considered therapeutic for elderly residents. Research is beginning to confirm that spending time outdoors has many important health benefits even increase longevity.

The exterior landscape design includes looped walking paths and spaces that support continuous footsteps, plenty of shade to protect residents from overexposure, and comfortable seating which provides areas of rest.


Heritage Oaks of Englewood, LLC
Naples, Florida

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The Holbrook of Acworth

The Holbrook of Acworth is scheduled to open in Spring 2017. CDH was asked to create an independent residential facility where residents would feel at home in a safe environment. They also created a facility where seniors can thrive and stay active for much longer. The focus on this facility is on independent living, community engagement, and connectivity in a resort-like environment.

This 241,105 square foot independent living community contains 181 units and offers eight floor plans. The five-story, shingle style facility will feature a wellness center, indoor saltwater pool, spa, salon, movie theater, full-service restaurant, a contemporary bistro, secured underground parking, and outdoor amenities including a fireplace and a lawn-side cabana for year-round enjoyment.

The design for the Holbrook of Acworth is timeless. The architectural shingle style is characterized by a free-flowing, open plan that easily transitions between interior and exterior spaces. Open porches contribute to the general picturesque and craftsmen feel of the structure. The irregular elevation of the building conveys a feeling of openness and residential living. Natural stone and warm colors on the exterior create a sense of welcome, comfort, and a homelike atmosphere.

The Holbrook also offers the amenities of a luxury resort but with the comforts of home including 24-hour secured grounds, personalized concierge, a business center, three dining venues, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, formal gardens and pristine nature trails, hair salons, library, sundries shoppe, bistro, billiards and game room, and a hobby center.

Dogwood Forest of Grayson

CDH Partners was asked by developers, Solomon Development Services, to design a senior living environment that is safe and highlights a community lifestyle while maintaining the comforts of home. This latest Trinity Life facility is a part of the Dogwood Forest Senior Living Communities. It will be completed in spring 2017.

The design of Dogwood Forest of Grayson is focused on resident engagement and connectivity in a resort-like environment. The 99-unit, 102,647 square foot, two-story, shingle style community features a wellness center, spa, salon, movie theater, full-service restaurant and bar, a contemporary bistro, and outdoor amenities, including a fireplace for year-round enjoyment.

Open porches and the irregular roofline contribute to the general picturesque or rustic effect. The irregular elevation of the building conveys a feeling of openness where natural materials were used on the exterior to create a sense of place in the surrounding community.

Dogwood Forest of Grayson caters to seniors ranging from those who are completely independent to those who need more care. There will be two separate and distinct neighborhoods within the community—one for 74 residents of traditional assisted living and an adjacent 25-resident memory care community dedicated to serving seniors with varying levels of dementia. When creating this facility, designers used a holistic approach to health and wellness, which included the addition of a variety of amenities—a fitness center, yoga-cardio room, flexible activity room, and treatment massage rooms.


Trinity Life

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The Presbyterian Village

CDH Partners was asked to provide a plan for the Village Center which is on the Presbyterian Village Assisted Living Campus. This facility is a 18,317 square foot new multi-function facility consisting of a wellness center that includes fitness areas, medical administrative offices, and examination rooms.

The main level contains a spacious gathering area with comfortable seating and a fireplace. multi-purpose room, library, and an arts and crafts room. The facility also contains a cafe, convenience shop, game room, hair salon and administrative offices. The lower level consists of exercise and fitness rooms, locker rooms, and an indoor lap pool and whirlpool.


Presbyterian Village
Austell, Georgia

Trinity Lifestyle Management

CDH Partners is working with Trinity Lifestyles Management, a family owned leader in the senior living community, to design a series of assisted living and memory care communities in the Southeast. Due to the number of desired communities, CDH is developing a prototype based on Trinity’s extensive experience. The prototype contains both essential senior living features and luxury enhancements.

In addition to providing two separate neighborhoods for assisted living and memory care, the prototype is designed for future-proofing. Not only does it meet the requirements of assisted living codes and regulations, it can also be easily converted into skilled nursing should the need arise in the community. The prototype developed for Trinity Lifestye Management features studio, one and convertible two bedroom apartments. All units are ADA compliant and offer individual bathrooms and spacious storage for resident use.

Community features include outdoor gardens with water features, a family dining room, bistro, expansive wellness area, multi-purpose activity rooms, salon, theater, and intimate social life group spaces throughout the building. The memory care neighborhood includes a sunroom, outdoor garden with a water feature, and life skill stations that promote independence and activity. Overall, the entire community is designed in keeping with the Trinity philosophy to inspire the mind, body, and spirit.

CDH is proud of our continued, committed partnership with Trinity Lifestyle Management. Site selection is underway and further design development is ongoing.

Ross Memorial Health Care Center

Ross Memorial Health Care Center is a well-established family owned and operated long term skilled nursing and short term rehabilitation facility. The facility offers therapeutic services and activities that promote independence, wellness, and improved quality of life.

The CDH Partners renovation includes a two-story addition with a basement and also includes the renovation of existing portions of the building. The 24,000 sf addition contains a wellness center featuring the latest rehab equipment and support. It also contains staff meeting/training rooms, break room/multipurpose room, and office space in addition to resident rooms. The new resident rooms align with the industry shift from semi-private to private ADA accessible resident suites promoting independence and privacy. The design also includes additional resident common dining as well as living areas and patios used for gathering and respite.

Leaders of Ross Memorial strive to enhance resident dignity and quality of life. Future master plan concepts also include an assisted living facility which will provide a homelike environment adjacent to the existing skilled nursing facility. As a result, assisted living residents will be in convenient proximity to skilled nursing should residents need additional services.

The new wellness and physical therapy suite allows residents to remain physically active for a longer period. Additions and renovations offer upgraded finishes, state of the art lighting, a warm and inviting color palate, and improved wayfinding. A new lodge-like covered drop-off / entrance provides safety and convenience for residents, caregivers, and additional wellness center patrons.


Ross Memorial Care
Kennesaw, Georgia

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23,954 New Construction
1,141 Renovation

Canterbury Court

Canterbury Court, located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, holds the distinction of being the city’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). As a CCRC, the community offers the entire spectrum of senior housing options from independent living apartments, assisted living to skilled nursing. CDH Partners has participated in various renovations and additions at Canterbury Court since 2006.

CDH was responsible for the renovation of the Skilled Nursing area, which includes 15 skilled nursing semi-private and private resident rooms. These are adjacent to common shower rooms that contain spa quality finishes. Renovations also include upgraded finishes in hallways and common areas of seven resident floors. Individual apartments are being renovated on an ongoing basis. CDH Partners recently participated in visioning sessions for additional outdoor features and a new dedicated memory care department.

The facility’s current amenities include multiple dining venues, library / business center, chapel, meeting rooms, lounges, a woodworking shop/arts and crafts studio, beauty salon, billiard room, and movie theater. The wellness center includes an in-house clinic, exercise area, and an indoor heated swimming pool. The 10-acre campus for Canterbury Court includes natural habitats and walking trails.


Canterbury Court
Atlanta, Georgia

The Renaissance on Henderson

Situated in a transitional area between the downtown Marietta, Georgia, business district and a historical residential neighborhood, The Renaissance on Henderson is a totally renovated mid-rise apartment building for senior adults. The 1970 era public housing building underwent a total interior and exterior renovation. CDH designed a new building façade that is clad with new brick and stone masonry in combination with synthetic stucco. The interior also was renovated with all new finishes, millwork, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, cabinetry and appliances.

Included in the new space are 150-one bedroom apartments and an apartment for the resident manager. These apartments were designed for the elderly with wide doorways, and wheelchair accessible kitchens and bathrooms. The facility meets the “usable” design standards of HUD Fair Housing Act Design Guidelines. Fourteen of the apartments are fully accessible ADA compliant. New amenity spaces for residents include recreation, leisure activities, and social gatherings. Facility amenities include  a media center, exercise room, hair salon, laundries, and a theatre. Residents also enjoy a porte-cochere, covered activity porch, and sidewalks that can be used for exercise.

From the beginning, the goal for this renovated structure was sustainbility, which means added and improved energy efficiency. The Renaissance was completely gutted, and redesigned and constructed to achieve an EarthCraft Muti-Family certification. Features include: new energy efficient windows, added wall and roof insulation, new energy efficient HVAC equipment, energy efficient lighting fixtures, enhanced security, life safety systems, and a new fire protection sprinkler system.

A Partnership of Marietta Housing Authority and Walton Communities

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120,000 total
Renovated Construction – 110,000
New Construction – 10,000

The Oaks at Braselton

The Oaks at Braselton is a planned assisted living community that offers a caring, safe, and secure, home-like environment for its residents. Architects for CDH Partners created a master plan that preserved this natural setting and also allows for future expansion. Unlike a traditional skilled nursing home, The Oaks provides supervision in an elegant setting with the highest level of care for its seniors, who are still independent or require different levels of assistance with activities of daily living.

The craftsman-style plan covers 11.76 acres, and offers four different community settings: a18,525 square foot Alzheimer’s, a 38,386 square foot assisted living community, a 65,000 square foot independent living community, and four 1,600 square foot cottages. The interior organization of small homes and interconnected neighborhoods compliment the residential character of the community. Natural light, wood detail, stacked stone on the exterior and interior along with the fireplaces add a mission style feel to the campus.

The Oaks is staffed with professionally trained caregivers, selected for their knowledge, compassion and understanding of our residents needs. Each apartment is carefully designed to encourage independent living, while providing 24-hour care and assistance with daily living activities. Please click here to view our video that features The Oaks and provides information for Senior Living environments.


The Oaks at Braselton Hoschton, Georgia

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