Veterans’ Home in Holyoke

110 Cherry St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Veterans’ Home in Holyoke

About This Project

A beacon for veterans in Western Massachusetts, the Veterans’ Home in Holyoke is committed to providing “care with honor,  dignity, and respect” for veterans needing long-term health care. The new state-of-the-art Veterans’ Home will replace the existing long-term care facility that was originally constructed in 1949. At the core of the Holyoke campus, the new 350,000-gsf building will feature 234 long-term care beds. The design is based on the Veterans Administration’s small house model—a typical resident floor will be comprised of three “houses” with twelve beds per house, nursing support, and community spaces including dining, living, and den. The eight-story building’s program includes upgraded clinical spaces for dental care, social services, and a 30-bed dedicated memory care floor, as well as a brand-new 40-person Adult Day Health Program (ADHC).

This project is currently under construction by the Commodore Builders | Walsh Brothers joint venture.

  • Phased construction to minimize disruption to the veterans, staff, and surrounding community
  • Designed to LEED Gold certification with features including a geothermal heating/cooling system (with VRF), a high efficiency exterior envelope with triple glazed windows, and natural ventilation vent
  • 234 long-term care beds
  • 212 single occupancy rooms and 11 double occupancy rooms
  • 30-bed dedicated memory-care floor
  • 260 parking spaces
  • Sensory-rich outdoor environment, including the Holyoke Terrace, Dementia Garden, and a Koi pond
Rendering courtesy of Payette

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