Assisted Living

Bethany Riverview Village, New Construction

Project Details

Bethany Riverview Village, New Construction


Calgary, AB, Canada


Bethany Care Society




Electrical Engineering Consulting Services

  • 2019 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) - Awards of Merit - Institutional

Bethany Riverview Village is an award-winning, $67M Long-Term and Specialized Dementia Care community located in Southeast Calgary. Considered as the largest dementia care residential complex in southern Alberta, this village consists of 210 beds (with 120 beds committed to complex dementia care), a 3,000 ft2 atrium, dining rooms, amenity spaces, support staff areas, daycare, bistro, three courtyards, and Bethany Calgary’s new corporate offices. The design included concealed exit doors and a Patient Wandering System that protects at-risk residents from unknowingly leaving the building and putting themselves in danger.

Upon commencement of this project, the design team took part in a virtual dementia tour intended to simulate dementia-related sensory challenges. This activity helped the design team understand how inadequate design for this type of community can hinder the well-being of a dementia patient and cause unnecessary stress.

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