This article originally appeared in the April 2020 edition of the Golden View newspaper.
A mild winter helped construction move forward quickly on the Assisi Village expansion that began last October on the Stonehill campus. Looking to meet a growing need in the community, Stonehill is adding assisted living memory care apartments. This is part of a larger plan that has already included improvements such as a renovated Chapel; updated resident rooms, nursing, and dining areas; and a new driveway and maintenance garage.
“Stonehill prides itself on anticipating the next need and has a legacy of helping people live well,” stated President and CEO, Gretchen Brown, “These improvements are all part of our mission to provide quality health and wellness services.”
The expansion will add 24 new apartments. Fourteen will serve those with early to mid-stages of memory loss in an assisted living memory care setting that will provide safety, security, and personalized services. The other 10 will be traditional assisted living apartments, as the current Assisi Village is at capacity.
Also included in the project is a sky bridge that will connect the Assisi Village building to the Stonehill Health Center. This elevated walkway will allow residents, staff, and visitors to move safely and easily between buildings.
“Being able to accommodate residents and families needing different levels of care all on one campus is something that makes Stonehill unique,” said Brown, “The sky bridge will make it even easier for residents in different areas to interact and utilize services.”
Thanks to the generosity of the community, Stonehill has been able to raise $2.2 million to date to support this endeavor. Donations are still needed to meet the $3 million goal. Those interested can find out more at www.stonehilldbq.com/embracingcommunity. The Stonehill Benevolent Foundation has also supported this project with a $5 million gift. The entire project is estimated to cost just over $10 million and be completed in early 2021.
For more information about assisted living or new memory care services call Assisi Village Director, Lisa Crawford 563-583-8234.