Hanover has approved the site plan agreement for the 128 long term bed care home project.
Construction will begin this Spring on the 128 long-term care home project that will be located across the road from the Hanover and District Hospital.
Revera Vice President of Property Development Mike Brcko says the new home will be based on Revera’s most popular design (which is K shaped) that has received the highest satisfaction rating among both residents and staff.
The letter K style build will include circular corridors with wandering paths, larger windows and wider corridors.
Brcko adds that conditions like dementia and Alzheimer have been taken into consideration in the design layout of the new home.
He says nursing stations will be integrated into the central areas of the corridors.
In addition, the hallways will offer continuous walking paths and destinations along the way that will include life-stations to provide resident with a more experiential opportunity to interact with things that are relative to them from their past.
The new home will replace the 70 long-term care beds located in the current Revera building located on the west end of Hanover.
The new home comes with the promise of new jobs.
Revera has approximately 75 long-term staff members at the current location, this will increase to 128 staff by the time the new long-term care home is up and running.
Brcko says this will provide a 1 to 1 ratio of staff to residents.
Construction will begin in the next quarter and will take 24 months to complete.
As for the current Revera building, no plans yet as to what will happen with it.
The existing Revera location on 10th Street is home to a mix of housing including 70 long term care beds as well as Assisted Living, Independent Living and Seniors Apartments.
The new Revera build project consists solely of long-term beds (128).
Brcko says the Independent Living, Assisted Living and Seniors Apartments located within the existing Revera building on 10th Street will remain where they are.
The new build project consists solely of long-term care beds.