The F.J. Davey Home is a 370-bed long term care facility that replaced an older 180-bed building. It was designed to the new MOTHLTC design guidelines. Since the new facility is collocated with the new Sault Area Hospital, the planning for both projects were closely coordinated to enable future operational cooperation and potential linkage. IDEA was responsible for the Master Plan on both facilities for both organizations. The key design objective was to provide an environment less institutionalized and more “home-like”. This was accomplished through increased communal living space and creation of self-contained “Resident Home Areas” containing a maximum of 32 beds in each. It was one of the early projects designed under the new MOHLTC guidelines.