Relaxed Care: Healthcare Becomes Less Clinical | Construction Today

ROCKVILLE, Md. — If there is any industry that is rapidly evolving, it is healthcare. Not only is it seeing advances in technology, but also healthcare environments are becoming more comfortable for patients. The renovation of the healthcare center at The Village at Rockville, a National Lutheran Community Services (NLCS), a retirement community in Rockville, Md., reflects this trend.

According to NLCS Director of Public Relations Courtney Malengo, the community was originally built in 1890 in Washington, D.C. In 1980, the community moved to Rockville to build a 300-bed skilled nursing facility with 144 independent living cottages. Thirty years later, The Village at Rockville’s (TVAR) board chose to renovate the main healthcare center so it could “provide varied levels of care