The new South Cove Manor is a replacement facility designed to provide geriatric and rehabilitative services for the underserved Chinese-American senior community. It replaces a smaller facility located in downtown Boston’s Chinatown district. The new building houses 141 beds dispersed over three units, each of which is divided into two smaller “neighborhoods”. As the only Asian nursing home in New England, SCM celebrates the residents’ rich historical heritage with appropriate imagery and features. The building’s forward-thinking design reflects a modern approach to senior care. It incorporates patient-centered and evidence-based design models, and creates an environment that encourages independence, mobility, personal relationships and reduces emotional and physical barriers, all the while assisting caregivers.