Carefield Senior Living
Rancho Mirage, CA
Landscape Architectural design for 4.4 acre, 84 unit, assisted living and memory care facility.
Site design features include outdoor patios, dining areas, shaded sunset viewing and seating areas as well as a therapeutic pool, bocce ball court, memory care garden, putting course, dog area, linear desert garden park and shaded outdoor picnic/barbecue area. Additional amenities include a tot lot for visiting children, a senior outdoor exercise area, a community garden area, a sensory garden, site furnishings, water features and fire pits.
The predominant challenge is the environmental setting. The project is located in the Coachella Valley within the Colorado Desert section of the Sonoran Desert. Proposed plant materials consists of low water use native and adapted species as well as desert evergreen shrubs, drought tolerant groundcovers, palm and shade trees. To meet the challenges, the landscape site improvements for the Rancho Mirage Senior Living Facility were designed in compliance with the City of Rancho Mirage Municipal Code landscape development standards and the Coachella Valley Water District Water Efficient Landscaping Model Ordinance.