Nauset Completes Phase II of Lighthouse Nursing Care Center Upgrades


REVERE, MA– Nauset Construction recently completed the second phase of renovations to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center located in Revere, MA. The combined projects enable Lighthouse to maintain its standing as one of the Commonwealth’s top ranked nursing care facilities, providing short-term rehabilitative care, rehabilitation for joint replacement patients, hospice and respite care, as well as skilled long-term care.

Lighthouse Nursing Care Center is managed by Genesis HealthCare, one of the largest providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services in the nation.

Designed by Quincy-based Donahue Architects, Phase II of the project consisted of the installation of new replacement rooftop mechanical units, new fire protection systems, lighting and finishes throughout the entire third floor. New HardiePanel® siding was also applied to the existing building’s facade to match the exterior envelope of the new addition constructed in Phase I. Site work included parking lot and sidewalk reconstruction including handicap accessibility enhancements.

The first phase (designed by The Architectural Team) included the ground up construction of a new, three-story 17,000 square foot addition and the renovation of an additional 10,000 square feet of existing space, providing the facility with 12 single unit short-term rehabilitation beds, suites for physical, occupational, and speech therapy, medical office and clinical space and a 2,700 square foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation gymnasium. A three-season, three-story wraparound porch providing residents with panoramic views of the surrounding neighborhood was also part of the addition.

“These critical upgrades were designed to expand our services to better serve the residents of Revere and surrounding communities,” said Gregory Grove, President and CEO of the nonprofit Guardian Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of Lighthouse of Revere, Inc. which owns the facility. “We are now able to provide our residents and patients with a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, as well as enhanced amenities and accommodations.”

Working in an occupied health care facility has its unique challenges, requiring a heightened level of awareness of the impact that construction has on patients, staff and visitors. “At Nauset, we bring a wealth of experience working in occupied healthcare settings. We understand the safety and patient awareness requirements, and implement the necessary processes and procedures to minimize disruptions,” said Anthony Papantonis, president of Nauset Construction.

Lighthouse is a nonprofit organization which specializes in short-term rehab for individuals with an acute condition who are returning to the community, specialized care for individuals with dementia, and long-term care for elderly with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy providers. It employs nearly 90,000 people, and its approximately 500 Skilled Nursing Centers and Assisted/Senior Living Communities are located in 34 states across the nation.

Donahue Architects is a full-service, multi-disciplined architectural firm, established in 1958. The firm focuses on providing its clients with personalized service, from initial concepts through construction administration.

Nauset Construction is a construction management and design-build firm run by industry veterans with a shared goal of providing an unparalleled positive client experience. Nauset excels at complex projects on challenging sites with aggressive time and budget requirements – often in sensitive, occupied and operational environments.