Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home Lebanon, Oregon
To better care for veterans, their spouses, and parents of service members who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, a new Veterans’ Home was developed in Lebanon, Oregon. The 154-bed facility, named the “Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home, The Place Where Honor Lives,” was designed using the small-house model for skilled nursing facilities.
Overseeing All Facets of Construction to Improve Clinical Care for Veterans
The small-house model serves as a place where residents can receive assistance and support with activities of daily living and clinical care, without the care and assistance being the primary focus. Care is an earned benefit available to honorably discharged veterans, their spouses, and parents of service members who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Residents receive care from a nursing staff selected for their skills and training in meeting the special needs of veterans and their family members. The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs chose Otak to provide owner’s representative and project management services in coordinating the architect, contractor, and other vendors throughout the construction processes to meet the Department’s objectives.