News Release: C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group announces opening of Resthaven Care Community in Michigan, emphasizing wellness & spirituality

PressReleaseIcon CLEVELAND, May 10, 2013— Resthaven Care Community (Holland, MI) recently opened a $4.6 million patient-centered expansion that includes a 16-suite rehab cottage, chapel/life center and wellness center.

C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group, a Planetree certified architectural firm specializing in senior living, worked closely with the Resthaven team to design a facility that emphasizes wellness and spirituality. The $4.6 million expansion involved two consecutive phases, first the rehab gym and chapel/life center, followed by the new rehab cottages. CCH also designed Resthaven’s Good Shepherd Home, a memory care addition reflecting a household design.

 “Environment is a critical component to healing,” said Cornelia Hodgson, President, C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group. “Our focus on healing environments began 20 years ago while studying design issues related to aging and seeing the natural correlation between healing and well-being.  We strongly believe that design matters because we’ve seen the profound impact environments have on a person’s behavior.”

The Resthaven Rehab Cottage is comfortably designed for the needs of short-term patients (30 days or less) recovering from illness, injury or surgery. Each of the guest rooms have an overhead electric lift system to move patients who cannot walk from their bed to the bathroom. Additional amenities include flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet, heated floors and individual thermostat control.

The new rehabilitation center will link directly to the new rehab gym and will provide indoor connections to the chapel life center. The residents will share community spaces including an open kitchen, living room, and dining room designed to provide abundant views to the outdoor landscape.

C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group is a national, woman-owned architectural firm with offices in Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Washington, DC. The full-service firm has more than 30 years of experience in the full continuum of senior living, wellness, specialty/affordable housing, and specialized healthcare, including dementia care, therapy, and short- and long-term rehabilitation.  The firm was recently appointed by Planetree to their Visionary Design Network – one of only 12 architectural firms throughout the country.  For more information, visit

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