Submitted Application from prior CIP Planning Cycle

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Congregate Bathroom Renovations
2. Project Description (One Sentence): The purpose of this project is to update seven congregate bathrooms at the Nevada State Veterans Home.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Boulder City
4. Department (department requesting project): Veterans Services
5. Division (division requesting project): Veterans Nursing Home
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Bob Robinson
8. Contact phone: 702-332-6751
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 1
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2106
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: The purpose of this project is to update seven congregate bathrooms at the Nevada State Veterans Home (NSVH).The remodeling and upgrade of the 260 square feet congregate bathrooms which includes replacement of the furniture; fixtures; lighting; tile/flooring; bringing the rooms from an institutional setting to a more home-like environment; and providing improved dignity and comfort for the residents.
17. Project Justification: Communal bathing and shower areas were centralized in the units. Nursing homes are increasingly designed as places for residents to live out their lives rather than places largely organized for efficient and safe service delivery. Residents and their family members expect a clean well lit area with comfortable temperature levels, creating places that their parents and grandparents might consider a real home. The Veterans Administration (VA) has mandated all new State Homes meet the 2006 Community Living Center Guidelines (CLC). Designers are also challenged to build in all that is necessary in a setting that serves people who are ill and/or functionally limited, where medications must be managed, linens stored, infections controlled, IVs hung, and care staff summoned. This means identifying ways that residents’ functioning can be enhanced by technology (e.g., lifts, computer technology, communication technology, newly designed showers and tubs), and mitigating the negative impact of older technologies. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires a switch from an institutional setting to a home-like environment to improve the comfort, care, and dignity of life for the resident while they live out their lives at the Veterans Home.
18. Project Background Information: The original installation of these bathrooms was completed in the year 2000 when standards were still quite institutional. Partial repairs and minor replacements have been performed through the years to maintain these bathrooms.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: toilets, tubs, showers, shower chairs, lifts
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: 2000
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.): N/A
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The Nevada State Veterans Home was designed under 1990's design specifications. Today the VA no longer programs intuitional shower room design. In addition, CMS (the federal oversight and reimbursement program) continues to move forward the expectation of "person centered care" with respect and dignity. The designs of old, and the materials of the year 2000 do not foster that expectation. Even the VA medical centers are re-designing their hospital based units to the CLC model. Since NSVH is the only state veteran facility, NSVH's residents will be coming from the newly designed units of the VA hospital to NSVH with the belief that it meets the VA criteria they have experienced. The private sector skilled nursing facilities being built today are also moving to the personalized care models. If NSVH remains substandard, it will not be competitive in the skilled care market in Las Vegas and could experience a reduction in census and revenues.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Outdated products, materials, and equipment in NSVH's shared community bathrooms place the residents and staff at increased risk of exposure to bacterium and other contaminants that may be in the environment of these common use (moisture rich ) rooms. It is a best practice to upgrade flooring, internal components, materials and fixtures in these common use areas to avoid unexpected risk to resident health and safety.
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program?
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date?
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development: 140,000
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies:
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 140,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 140,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 140,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces?
43. Are utilities available to site?
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities?
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)?
46. Is the site in a flood plain?
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone?
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks?
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions?
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment?
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required?
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid?
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded?
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities?
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement?
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe):
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF:
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 1,820
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF: 1,820
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Business
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility:
62. Approximate number of visitors per day:
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Unknown
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 20
66. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: