All rooms in the Leonard Florence Center are designed to resemble a one-bedroom hotel suite. While resident rooms boast thoughtful design and aesthetic, residents and families are encouraged to personalize their rooms with artwork and décor of their choosing. There are only ten residents in each “home” – enabling both privacy and socialization. The Leonard Florence Center’s long-term residences provide the necessary skilled nursing care with a focus on living as independently as possible.
Here are just a few of the amenities at the Leonard Florence Center for Living:
Each home features a central communal space near the kitchen and a dining table for 10. There’s also an electrical hearth, where 10 residents live together in private rooms under the care of “shahbazim,” as nursing staffers are known. (Shahbaz is from the Persian word for “royal falcon”; shahbazim is the plural form.) Shahbazim add a very personalized and comforting aspect to the Center. They don’t wear white uniforms. They are assigned full-time to a specific Green House home, instead of being shared by the entire facility. There are no nurse’s stations or medical carts. The end result: at Leonard Florence Center for Living our competent and compassionate caregivers provide individualized skilled nursing home care, 24 hours a day, all within the comforts of home.
With shahbazim preparing food much of the day, the common spaces are filled with delicious aroma of home cooking. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided at each resident’s preferred times throughout the day. Residents rise when they want, eat when they want and plan their own schedules. In this sense, the Center very much simulates the living options available in one’s own home.
Learn more about the Urban Model Greenhouse.