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Changing More Than a Building

Change, even for a good reason, isn’t always easy. 

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Changing More Than a Building

August 5, 2014

By: Pamela DeLoatch | Client: ABHOW | Services: Photography, Writing

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Change, even for a good reason, isn’t always easy. But Sheila Canasa, director of nursing for The Terraces at Los Altos in Los Altos, Calif., is determined to make a difference, while still being sensitive to the needs and concerns of team members and residents.

This was particularly evident when The Terraces opened a new building for skilled nursing in April 2014. The Village is an innovative environment with a neighborhood concept that is very different from a typical skilled nursing design. Built to encourage interaction and involvement between residents and team members, comfortable suites surround a large common area that includes a kitchen, living and dining room. As one of only two skilled nursing communities in California with this design, The Village represents ABHOW’s commitment to person-directed care.