Aspire Physical Recovery Center
Alabama's leading provider of assisted living, nursing home, and medical rehabilitation services, Northport Health Service (NHS Management, LLC), wanted to expand in the Birmingham area. Aiming for a state-of-the-art assisted living and rehabilitation facility, NHS came to TURNERBATSON with a vision to provide excellent services for residents of Hoover and the surrounding areas. Our design team met with NHS officials and developed an 82,000-square-foot physical recovery center that opened its doors on January 20, 2015.
The clean brick exterior gives the building a traditional look, and the majestic white columns supporting the covered entrance welcome residents into a stately, yet friendly facility. Additional exterior features include relaxing screened porches, stone fountains, and a miniature putting green for recreating. Lantern-style exterior lights and an elegant cupola on top of the main entrance add to the building's "resort-style" feel.
The owner's goal was to have a hospitable feel throughout the space so that clients would feel like guests of the facility and not just patients of a rehab center. Spa areas offering hairstyling, nails, and massage services were included to meet clients' needs. Open living and dining spaces that offer areas for congregating and comfortable lounging amplify the hospitality offered by the talented, excellent staff at Aspire. The nurse station is positioned with a view of these areas so that patient assistance is always available if needed.