Expansion brings short-term care to Generations at Applewood community
The Chicago Southland region has a growing need for facilities where people can recover after their hospital stays. A 30-bed addition allows Generations at Applewood in Matteson to offer short-term rehabilitation services to south suburban Chicago and beyond. A color palette of white, beige, tan, and chocolate provides a neutral backdrop and draws attention to brighter walls and furniture fabrics within rooms.
A spacious lobby and waiting area welcome guests as they enter the new short-term rehab wing. A core area illuminated by a large skylight displays key spaces in the short-term rehab addition. Generations at Applewood also uses this space to host special events.
Private rooms give short-term care residents a home away from home as they recover. The Wellness & Fitness Center features a light-filled physical therapy room and occupational therapy spaces including a mock bedroom, laundry room, kitchen, and even a grocery store aisle.
New dining spaces include an ice cream parlor/internet café called The Scoop and a separate dining area for short-term care residents. The project also introduces a renovated and expanded main dining area for long-term care residents. Additional amenities include a library, country store, beauty salon, and various small gathering areas.