Shovel ready: 80 construction and 55 professional/service jobs created
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 20, 2012) — Christian Care Communities today broke ground for a $12 million expansion of Village Manor that will bring a wide range of new services for seniors, including assisted living, memory care and short-term rehabilitation care. With shovels in hand and wearing hard hats, public officials, community and business leaders joined with Christian Care and Village Manor staff and residents for the ceremonial ground breaking to signal the start of the $12 million senior living expansion project.
“This expansion project strengthens our senior living services in south central Kentucky and is in direct response to the growing need for assisted living services, memory care and short-term rehabilitation care for Older Adults,” said Dr. Keith Knapp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Care Communities.
The expansion includes a state-of-the-art, three story, 69,000 sq. ft. care community with six residential neighborhoods (care units) designed for 12 residents each. There will be two Assisted Living neighborhoods, two Memory Care neighborhoods and two Rehabilitative Care units. Each neighborhood will include private bedrooms and baths, with an open kitchen, living room, dining room and multi-purpose room for residents to share and enjoy.
“It’s a unique design that creates an intimate, home-like feel for residents,” said Melanie Eaton, executive director and administrator of Village Manor and the Christian Health Center. “We’re bringing to life the innovative, small house neighborhood concept where healthy and active lifestyles are the focus and medical care is provided in a very discreet manner. Every aspect – from shorter hallways to staff interconnectedness – is designed to create a real home for residents.”
The expansion also includes an inpatient rehabilitation suite with therapy gym and occupational kitchen; two secure, outdoor, upper level courtyards specially designed for Memory Care residents; guest suite for family members; and a porte-cochère at the main entrance for the convenience of residents and visitors.
The expansion project also includes the addition of several private rooms at the Christian Health Center, renovation of the health center’s lobby and common areas and additional office space.
The project will generate up to 80 construction jobs and up to 55 professional and service jobs at Village Manor.
Headquartered in Louisville, Christian Care’s senior living communities and programs for older adults are located in Bowling Green, Corbin, Grayson, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro and Taylorsville.