Home is Where the Heart is! Around the World 2023 aims to entirely refresh and modernize our outdated 2000 Misericordia Place personal care home, where our incredible residents and MHC staff live, work and adventure in!
Resident Hugh McMeel has very fond memories of visiting pubs in his homeland, Northern Ireland.
“I went many, many times to pubs in Ireland,” he reminisces with a broad grin. Hugh is still partial to the occasional pint and bar snack: he even has Guinness beer coasters on his bedroom armoire.
Hugh would like to see MP’s multi-purpose room redesigned to have more of a pub atmosphere – and not just for when recreation staff hold “pub nights” for residents and their families.
While his daughter, Yvonne, agrees the multi-purpose room could certainly benefit from the addition of a “cozy corner” with comfortable seating for residents, she is brimming with other helpful suggestions of how to refresh Misericordia Place!
“(Spaces should be) less clinical and not so hospital-oriented… more like a home,” says Yvonne, acknowledging much has changed in the design of personal care homes since MP opened in 2000.
Yvonne is a proponent of warmer lighting in all areas of Misericordia Place. She’d like to see improved seating areas for residents who are mobile, even armchairs with a small table and a lamp at the end of a corridor.
Cozy corners! Warmer lighting! Comfy seating! Check! Check! Check! Our Misericordia Place Refresh design team is on it!
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