29 Sep Rehabilitating Renovations Revive Nursing Center
CLIENT: Silvercrest Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
PROJECT: Resident Room Renovations
TIMEFRAME: 16 months
SERVICES PROVIDED: General Contractor
The Silvercrest Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation needed to renovate its facility in Briarwood, Queens without displacing its residents for an extended period of time. All types of patients occupied the four-floor facility from respirator patients to amputees to psychiatric patients to typical nursing home residents.
Severe moisture infiltration seeped into 276 resident rooms causing substantial corrosion of subsurface gypcrete. Silvercrest could not afford to relocate a mass number of patients in order to renovate the space. With tight timelines under very restrictive Healthcare protocols for construction, Silvercrest could only relocate a maximum 10 patients at a time for no more than 5 days. The diverse scope of work had to be coordinated around sensitive existing infrastructure such as oxygen and dialysis piping all while being enclosed in a negative air dust barrier utilizing certified HEPA filters.
Logistical planning and multiple work shifts.
CLS prepared a detailed logistics plan and schedule that cycled the renovation of 5-6 rooms at a time providing minimal disruption to Silvercrest’s residents and staff. Multiple shifts allowed carpenters and electricians to work during the day while flooring was installed overnight.
Revitalized residential rooms reopen.
Completed on time, no Silvercrest resident had to be relocated for more than 5 days ensuring all residents were appropriately taken care of throughout the process. A trusted relationship formed with the Silvercrest Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation team that continues to this day.