In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/28/13)

Construction: Planned

Debates for Missouri Senior Housing Complex Back Before Council

A $6.7 million affordable senior housing complex continues to be at the center of debate among Oakville, Missouri residents, reports.

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Plans for the community have been brought back before the County Council as many of the players involved continue to be at odds in regards to the site’s zoning.

A “persistent myth” regarding the project is that the apartment complex is not for seniors, even though the developer is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to keep the project as a senior complex for the next 40 years.

Senior Living Community Plans Memory Care Expansion

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The Chelsea at Bald Eagle, and independent and assisted living center in West Milford, New Jersey, is planning a 20-bedroom addition to its 128-unit community that will feature memory care, reports.

Plans for the 20-unit expansion are expected to go before the municipal Planning Board in September. The proposal would double the size of its quarters for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 

Currently, the community has 66 assisted living units, 10 of which are located in its Country Cottage for residents with cognitive impairments.

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The stand-alone two-story memory care building proposed in the expansion would be linked to the main community by a short corridor and will also feature both shared bathroom suits and studio apartments. 

Conn. Funding Grants Include Senior Housing Construction

Torrington, Roxbury and Salisbury are among 26 Connecticut cities and towns receiving $11.85 million in statewide funding for affordable and senior housing, as well as other economic development and local revitalization projects, The Register Citizen reports.

Construction: In Process

Senior Living Community On Pace for September Opening

Country Place, a new senior living residence currently under development in Basehor, Kansas, is on schedule for a grand opening in mid-September, The Chieftain reports.

Construction crews have finished drywalling individual suites and began interior work earlier this month, which includes painting and the installation of cabinets and doors for the $2.7 million project.

Once completed, the 15,000-square-foot residence will feature 22 suites, each equipped with a private bathroom, siting and sleep areas, as well as a hospitality kitchen. 

Country Place already operates 10 communities in Kansas. 

Senior Living Developer Brings Affordable Homes to Toledo

The Douglas Company, a general contractor specializing in senior living and affordable multi-family construction, has broken ground on a scattered-site affordable housing project in Toledo, Ohio.

The $7.1 million affordable housing community, known as Cherry Legacy Homes, consists of 40 homes ranging in size from 1,298-square-feet to 1,878-square-feet. 

When finished, the single-family homes will be fully equipped with appliances, full basements and detached garages. The Cherry Legacy Homes, owned by NeighborWorks Toledo Region, is expected to be completed in the spring of 2014. 

Paragon Healthcare Group Re-Vamps Skilled Nursing Center

Paragon Healthcare Group, an operator of senior living communities known for its emphasis on turning around underperforming facilities, announced the addition of the Rockdale Residence and Rehabilitation Center to its family of healthcare centers.

Located in Rockdale, Texas, the skilled nursing facility has already undergone numerous improvements as a result of Paragon’s involvement. 

Improvement include better patient outcomes, higher standard of care and improved survey results, which Paragon expects will continue as it provides the senior program with assistance in bringing the facility up to par with its network’s standards.

A notable change to the community is the update to the skilled nursing facility’s therapy and activities program. A variety of opportunities and activities are provided to strengthen the social and emotional lives of the seniors, with a strong emphasis placed on improving physical functioning and maintaining the highest level of independence possible.

Construction: Completed

Georgia Senior Community Opens Phase One of Nursing Center

The Oaks of Athens, located in Georgia, celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony this week for the opening of phase one of the project’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

In the coming weeks, the community will accept patients into the first phase of the planned community, a $22 million rehab and post-acute care center.

Amenities for the center include an advanced therapy wing for in-patient and out-patient treatment; indoor aquatic therapy pool; coffee shop; two movie theaters; four restaurant-style dining venues; a library and internet cafe; barber/beauty service; a chapel; among other accommodations. 

Future community plans include custom built homes and condominiums, as well as additional health support options like assisted living and memory care. 

The community is a product of UHS-Pruitt Corporation, which has been providing management-related service for a spectrum of healthcare providers throughout the Southeast.

Written by Jason Oliva

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