In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/16/13)

Construction: Planned

Virginia Senior Living Community Adding Services, Expanding

Brandermill Woods, a senior living community in Brandermill, Va., is expanding by adding additional rental units and enhancing its services and amenities, reports the Times Dispatch.


The 65+ continuing care campus currently features rental cottages and apartments attached to a clubhouse along with healthcare facilities for those with more acute care needs. The expansion will add 93 independent living apartments in one- and two-bedroom units to add to the campus’s existing 66 apartments.

Brandermill Woods will also get a new wellness center with a fitness room, arts and crafts room, library, and indoor pool, and the clubhouse will be expanded as well.

The existing 60-bed nursing home will be renovated to turn semi-private rooms to private, and remodel shared private rooms and common spaces into a more homelike environment, says the article. The community’s healthcare facility will also add a 22-bed wing for short-term rehabilitation care.


Construction on the expansion is expected to start this spring and take about two years to complete.

Miller-Valentine Group to Develop Affordable Senior Housing Community in Indiana

Miller-Valentine Group is planning the development of an affordable senior apartment complex as part of a larger mixed-use development in Bloomington, Ind.

Patterson Pointe Senior Residence will be a 61-home community with one- and two-bedroom garden-style homes featuring amenities such as energy-efficient design and appliances and large walk-in closets. There will also be a community clubhouse with a fitness center, theater rooms, and a business center.

The development is designated for those aged 55 and older and will have income requirements.

Erickson Living Plans Rhode Island CCRC

An application to build a continuing care retirement community in New Providence, N.J. by Redwood-ERC New Providence, LLC (an Erickson Living affiliate) has been approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, reports

While construction on the project must begin by June 4 of this year and be completed within 30 months, according to the terms of the resolution, Erickson said a date had not yet been finalized.

The planned CCRC will have 275 independent living units and up to 85 assisted living and skilled nursing beds. The community will also feature restaurants, health and fitness facilities, and spas, among other amenities, such as a club license for residents and guests of the community.

There will also be three underground levels of parking with 278 spaces for residents and another 137 above-ground parking spots.

Sumter Retirement Residence to Develop Fla. Senior Care Community

Vancouver, Wash.-based Sumter Retirement Residence LLC is planning a three-story, 54,128-square-foot assisted living and memory care community in Wildwood, Fla., reports The Daily Commercial.

Site plans for the 103-unit property have been approved by city commissioners, and the development will be located close to a three acre site where Sumter Retirement Residence plans to build 24 independent retirement cottages.

The assisted living and memory care development would include three daily meals, housekeeping, laundry services, and private bus transportation. Residents will be able to obtain access to medication administration assistance, bathing, grooming, dressing, and assistance with other activities of daily living.

The planned Oxford Retirement Cottages for independent seniors will consist of six four-plexes featuring two-bedroom units with full kitchens, storage space, and a single car garage. Residents of the cottages will have the option of including meal service, housekeeping, and laundry services as part of their monthly rental package.

Lutheran SeniorLife Collaboration Plans Senior Living Community

Lutheran SeniorLife and Heritage Valley Health System are planning to build a senior living community on a former hospital site after C.J. Betters Enterprises donated the land for the development, reports the Ellwood City Ledger.

The project is for a Greenhouse-model nursing care development that will be an extension of LIFE Beaver County.

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the four houses that will comprise the community and be completed by about January of 2013. Each house will be 7,000 square feet and house 10 residents in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, and will have a shared living room and dining room.

Construction: In the Process

Life Care Opening $16 Million Rehab Center in Tenneesee

Life Care Centers of America is opening a $16 million rehabilitation center next month in Ooltewah, Tenn., reports the Times Free Press.

The 120-bed Life Care Center of Ooltewah is located adjacent to a shuttered 153-bed former nursing home that Life Care closed in 2009 after it was cited by the state health inspectors for numerous problems.

The new rehab center has a high-tech rehabilitation gym, library, private dining room, beauty salon and spa, and a doctor’s suite where an in-house physician can provide medical care.

Next to the 75,562-square-foot building, a Life Care Centers affiliate, Century Park Associates, is building a three-story, 100-unit assisted living community.

According to the article, Life Care is among the first companies in Tennessee benefiting from a new state law that allows in-house physician care at nursing homes for patients who opt to receive it from the facility’s doctor. A similar model in Florida helped cut the number of rehospitalizations from 43% of patients to just 8%.

Construction: Completed

Erickson Community Opens New, Expanded Fitness Center

Charlestown, an Erickson Living retirement community in Catonsville, Md., recently opened its newly expanded gym and aquatics center as part of the community’s modernization project.

The fitness center’s total area is nearly triple in size of the community’s previous gym and allows for trainers to have plenty of room to provide personalized instruction. The gym has more than 2,200 square feet of space for new cardio and strength-training equipment, along with a studio for group classes like spinning and Zumba, and expanded locker rooms.

The center also features iPod hook-ups, two 50-inch HDTVs, and treadmills with television monitors.

“More than ever, our residents are pro-active in taking a holistic approach to their health, making the fitness center one of the most-heavily utilized amenities at Charlestown,” said Jeff Watson, Director of Operations for Resident Life for Erickson Living.

A 6,000-square-foot aquatics center is scheduled to re-open this spring.

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