Monday, August 15, 2016

Touring our new addition

Last week we were given the opportunity to tour the new addition to the skilled nursing facility I work at.  They did a couple of tours, letting 6 people in at a time.  We've been watching progress on the outside, and it was fun to get an idea of what the inside will look like.

Here's the outside of the new part as seen from the parking lot.  The old building runs next to it like the top of a T. We are a 60 bed facility and will remain that, but will have more private rooms, a new gymnasium for therapy and a chapel.  I like having a fairly small facility.  We know everyone and thir families this way.



They are finishing the brick on this part.



They are planning open space in this facility - high ceilings, and a great room for gathering and dining.



This is our activity coordinator and our MDS nurse.  We all had to wear hard hats to be in there.



Here are a couple of our CNA's goofing off when I tried to sneak a photo.
This section is supposed to be done the end of October.  Then they will move to the existing building and begin renovation there.  We're all pretty excited about it!

17 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

That looks like a useful addition and how good to have a chapel. The nursing home that I wrote about in my current post and where I volunteer is very nice. I think it costs $6,000 a month to stay there.

Jenny said...

I can smell the new construction! This will be SO NICE for all of you when it's done. I'm happy for you all. xoxo

Sally said...

That's going to be so nice for the patients and nurses like you, Mari. Thanks for sharing; glad you all got to visit what they've done so far. :)

xoxo

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Greetings.

God bless.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is exciting stuff!!! Looks like the outside will be very attractive, and I'm sure when it's done, it will be very 'homey' inside!!!

Enjoyed the smiles in the photos too.

Heather said...

I'm excited to see it all finished!

Linda Eller said...

Thanks for the tour Mari...looks like it is going to be very nice. Updates always help! Hope your Tuesday is a good day.

Terri D said...

That is definitely exciting and it was fun getting to peek in with you! How nice to know new spaces will soon be ready to make your patients more comfortable! Seems like it means more steps for the staff...you need to get a FitBit to track the extra thousands of steps you will take each day! LOL It's really nice that they aren't adding beds because I think the smaller facilities do offer better care, especially when (as you say) the staff can get to know the residents and their families. Beautiful.

Arlene Grimm said...

It sounds lovely Mari. I know many nursing homes here are now doing rehab for patients who have had knee and hip replacements. It is in a separate wing of the facility and quite needed with all the baby boomers getting knee replacements.

Simply Linda said...

Oh how exciting, smiles. I can't wait to see the finished look, smiles. Have a beautiful day Mari.

Karen said...

How exciting for everyone! I'll bet you can hardly wait until it's finished. Have a good day, Mari.

Doris said...

It is exciting to anticipate the new. I remember a hard hat tour of the new Independent apartments where I had worked. I helped plan the new nursing units but left before they were started. Lots to look forward to!

Patsy said...

I know you are and will be happy when all in finished.

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing the tour. It looks very nice and open. I once worked on a construction jobsite and had to wear a hard hat - really does wonder for the hairstyle! lol

Nancy said...

It's always nice to have a fresh new facility. I am sure everyone including the patients will appreciate it.....

Cherdecor said...

The gym and chapel will be a great addition. I bet that all of you are full of anticipation for when you will be able to use it.

LL Cool Joe said...

That was nice that you got to see round too. It's a much bigger extension than I thought! So what faith will the chapel be?