“Not all companies out there are able to deliver a product from beginning to end and really manage all phases of the project, and I think that’s a huge plus as it relates to working with ERDMAN.”
“For me it’s really the people [at ERDMAN]. I think you can work with organizations and have good alignment, but at the end of the day it’s the people who bring . . . the experience that truly is exceptional.”
— Michael Mutterer, Senior VP & CNO
Riverside Senior Life Communities identified the need for assisted living and memory care services in the Bourbonnais, Illinois area. Riverside wanted a state-of-the-art facility that provided a comprehensive continuum of care. But they also wanted to combine the feeling of a real home with an efficient operational model allowing exceptional care. Making Riverside’s vision real would mean creating a facility that achieved these goals:
To meet Riverside’s goals, the project approach blended an Evidence Based Design process with Green House principles, which focus on creating a homelike setting for seniors within a financially viable facility model. ERDMAN provided the following solutions for the new Riverside facility:
Built on the Riverside Health Bourbonnais Medical Campus, the new facility’s design has helped Riverside meet its census goals as well as achieve lower fall/injury rates, greater staff efficiency, and high satisfaction rates from residents, family, and staff.
Michael Mutterer, CMO of Riverside Senior Life, describes what it was like to work with ERDMAN.
An Evidence-Based Design Approach
ERDMAN’s goal was to create an assisted living environment that offers an exceptional resident experience through a design that emulates a home-like environment and supports operational efficiencies to allow staff to better-manage and care for a resident population with diverse and increasing acuity levels, so they may age in place.