$4.5M Skilled Nursing Expansion in Texas; SNF Construction Delay in Michigan
Texas SNF Plans $4.5M Expansion, Including Gym and Private Rooms
Arbor Grace Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Kilgore, Texas is planning a $4.5 million expansion that will add 15,000 square feet to its footprint, the Longview News-Journal reported.
The project will include a 2,200-square-foot therapy gym and 20 private rooms, which will bring the total number of beds to 117. Work is scheduled to begin in two months and be completed in December 2019, according to administrator James Gee.
Arbor Grace is owned by Paramount Holdings in West Monroe, La.
Permit Issues Delay Nursing Home Construction in Michigan
A nursing home in Ingham County, Michigan, had construction delayed six months because of permit problems, the Lansing State Journal reported. The problems will also cost the publicly owned nursing home $325,000.
The Ingham County Medical Care Facility is located in Meridian Township, but East Lansing is under contract to conduct plan reviews and inspections for the township. As part of a $19.1 million renovation project that includes a 48-bed addition, a medical gas system was installed, and the contractor requested a mechanical permit from Meridian Township in March of this year. The specialized installation of a medical gas line requires a plumbing permit, however; officials learned of the discrepency in May.
The facility is ripping up and replacing the piping that was already installed, and as a result the addition will not be completed until spring of 2019, Ingham County Medical Care Facility administrator Mark Stevens told the Lansing State Journal. The addition had been scheduled for completion by this fall.
Tuscany Village Nursing Center Secures Insurance Agreement with Humana
Tuscany Village Nursing Center and StoneGate Senior Living obtained an agreement for commercial and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans with Humana (NYSE: HUM), effective Oct. 1. Under the agreement, residents of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, can use their MA and commercial benefits to access skilled nursing and rehabilitation care at the Tuscany Village SNF.
Written by Maggie Flynn