University Retirement Community in Davis, California, is adding private suites, additional space for physical and occupational therapy, and a therapy garden to benefit skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients. Mayor Robb Davis was one of the guest speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony on January 26.
"After years of discussion, planning, and permitting," said Alika Castillo, URC's executive director, "we are excited to move forward. This project will improve the quality of life for residents in skilled nursing." URC also accepts public admissions to its skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.
The expansion effort, which is expected to wrap up in Summer 2018, will convert some existing semi-private rooms into private suites with individual showers and add 550 square feet to the physical/occupational therapy room and office. The Health Center will then include a total of 29 single-occupancy suites and 4 double-occupancy suites.
During the construction, all programming and services will continue to be offered for residents, patients, family members, and visitors.