Dove Healthcare Expansion Breaks Ground
Posted: September 9, 2013
Dove Healthcare-West recently announced their plans for expansion with a public ground breaking ceremony late in August. The staff, along with many of the residents, and members of the community came out to show their support for the project. During the opening speech, attendees were able to glimpse into the future of Dove Healthcare-West.
The expansion includes four main areas of focus. First is the rehabilitation gym, which is currently 1100 sq. feet, but will soon be expanded to 2300 sq. feet. This additional space will house new equipment, which focuses toward stroke rehabilitation. In turn, this remodeling allows for a new entrance way to be created closer to the parking lot. Fifty more parking spaces will also be added. The new community room is the second area of renovation. This space will be open to both resident and community activities, but will also serve as a chapel. The existing chapel will become a meeting space with additional offices for social workers to be closer to residents. A courtyard will be added with beautiful scenery and a whisper glide swing. This swing allows handicapped residents to swing with loved ones, as special locks keep them safely in place to enjoy company.
With all the expected changes, residents and staff are excited to begin. Construction is planned to start in September 2013 with hopes that a ribbon cutting can take place in the spring of 2014. These changes will allow Dove Healthcare-West to provide better care and comfort of all current and future residents.