Grace Gardens Facility Expands Alzheimer’s Level of Care
C.W. Driver Companies recently completed Grace Gardens, a 50,564-square-foot two-story memory care facility for Town & Country in Santa Ana. The facility enables the nonprofit senior living community to expand its levels of care for residents living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The new facility offers 48 private and semi-private studio apartments which are divided into four neighborhoods surrounding a large garden. In addition to the facility itself, C.W. Driver Companies also built a 24,726-square-foot 52-space subterranean parking garage. Grace Gardens also includes standard staff offices, a medical records room and conference rooms.
“Housing for people living with cognitive impairment requires additional safety and security implements, which we successfully navigated for this niche type of project, working closely with the Orange County Fire Department to maintain emergency exits during construction and adapting to COVID-19 protocol without missing a single day,” said Andy Feth, project executive at C.W. Driver Companies.
Town & Country is located in a walkable central Orange County neighborhood at 501 East Memory Lane.
C.W. Driver Companies worked with architecture firm, Hochhauser & Blatter Architecture & Planning, to complete the project.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.