EFA Design Showcase: Greenleaf Rehab at Smith Crossing
Due to the changing healthcare landscape, Smith Crossing wanted to expand its continuum of care and better serve the senior population in Illinois’ Orland Park area with a rehabilitation solution to support short-term care needs. The state-of-the-art project addresses care concerns of the senior living community and local hospitals. The goal was to provide a comforting place for healing — a hospitality-inspired setting for guests to rehab, restore and relax.
The design breaks the mold of more traditional rehabilitation center models that operate as an extension of long-term care with a nursing home atmosphere. Instead, the team took cues from boutique hotel experiences with quality food service playing a key role. The plan was designed with a conscious separation between warm and inviting private areas and active, public spaces while encouraging participation, socialization and movement. From a welcoming lobby with a vibrant dining venue and state-of-the-art therapy suite to concierge-style nurse stations and luxurious guest suites, it is a holistic, therapeutic approach to rehab.
The exterior of this building addition continues the Craftsmen-style of architecture on campus with a combination of steep roof pitches, brick, shake siding, and gingerbread bracket details. A soothing interiors palette infused with art and well-appointed accessories achieves the desired hospitality-style environment.
This project provides an environment that supports optimal recovery for inpatient and outpatient services — a space that gives guests the personalized services, one-on-one attention and ample time they need to properly recuperate and be better suited to return home to healthy, daily living.