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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Construction Continues...

It's time for another update of the construction at my workplace.  This construction has been going on since May of 2016.  It's a long project, but we are in the home stretch!
The first phase was the longest - a whole new addition for rehab residents.  That phase was the least disruptive, as the building we were using wasn't involved.  That section opened in February.
The second phase was the renovation of one wing of the building.  This was noisy and closed off our current Dining room so it caused a few more problems.  This was complete in May and is for our Long Term care residents.
The third phase was started in May and has been the most disruptive.  It's the renovation of the other wing, but also all the offices.  This means everyone is crammed into corners of the facility.  Even the nurses station is being worked on so we are working from a CNA work station. When I have office days I work with the Director of Nursing in her office, and all my books and paper work are in there too - and I feel bad taking up her space!  When I work with the Doctor we have been using any empty resident room we can find!
The last section is going to be rehab and offices.  There will also be a new beauty shop and a chapel.  They tell us it will be finished in a few weeks, but we'll see what happens.
Here's what it's looking like right now.

 Here's the nurses station - lots to be done here yet.


This is a sitting/tv area.


 This is looking down the hall they are working on.  It's looking so fresh and much brighter!



This is our new therapy room.  Its going to be a huge improvement from what we have now.  It's huge - taking the space of what used to be 4 resident rooms.


 There is a bathroom on one end, so people can work on bathing and care with therapy before they go home.



There is also a small kitchen.  This way they can practice cooking with therapy too.



This doesn't look like much but it's exciting to me. This is going to be the room for the doctor, and will also be where I will be working on my paper days.

We are in the final stretch and I can't wait to be completely done!


13 comments:

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

I know it must feel good to be in the 'home stretch'....it will make a world of difference. Hope your week ahead is a good one, easy too!

Mildred said...

I have enjoyed following along on this renovation. Everything is so nice and bright. I know it has been frustrating but the end result is going to be so nice. Have a nice week.

Cherdecor said...

It is looking like a whole new facility. It looks so clean and bright. I know that all of you are looking forward to the finish of it all. Have a wonderful week!

Anita Johnson said...

I love these improvements. In rehab I realized how helpful these things are....glad to see the bright cheery facility!

Doris said...

Working during a construction project certainly has its challenges!! Here's hoping it's only 3 more weeks :)

Arlene Grimm said...

You are going to really enjoy it when it is finished. It looks like it will be bright and cheerful.

Simply Linda said...

I am enjoying the project(s) and seeing them come along...smiles

Changes in the wind said...

It looks great and am sure you will all be happy when it is finished.

Jenny said...

WOW it's all so gorgeous! The waiting must be difficult but what a great day when it's done and you all can stretch out and enjoy it. I can't wait to see those pictures! xoxo

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I bet you ARE anxious to get it done. But, by this time next year, it'll all be behind you and you can see it'll be a good one all the way 'round. Love the colors on the walls.

Carrie B. said...

Yay for seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Can't wait to see the final results. ;) Happy week to you Dearest Mari! xo

Laura said...

It's looking great! I never would have thought about needing the bathroom and kitchen setup for therapy practice - what a great idea!

Terri D said...

How very exciting! You entire facility will be "brand new" and will be so great for the patients AND (most importantly) for the staff. I look forward to seeing the finished result!!