University Retirement Community is adding private suites, additional therapy space, and a therapy garden to benefit skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients. On Thursday, Jan. 26, at 10:00 am, URC will host a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate this project, which is expected to last about 18 months. Speakers will include Mayor Robb Davis, URC Resident Council president, Charlotte Sobeck, and PRS regional vice president of operations (and former executive director of URC), Matt Neal.
“After years of discussion, planning and permitting,” said URC’s executive director, Alika Castillo, in a memo to residents, “we are about to embark on this enhancement that will improve the quality of life for residents in skilled nursing.” URC also accepts public admissions to its skilled nursing center.
URC’s skilled nursing expansion is expected to be completed by Summer 2018. The expansion effort, which will result in a total of 29 single-occupancy rooms and 4 double-occupancy rooms, will include:
- addition of private suites with individual showers
- conversion of existing semi-private rooms into private suites with individual showers
- addition of 550 square feet to URC’s physical/occupational therapy room and office
- new therapy garden
The number of beds for skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients will remain a total of 37 at URC.
During the construction, all programming and services will continue to be offered for existing residents, public admissions, family members and visitors.