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Nursing home expansion under way in Oregon

OREGON – Work is underway to expand and update the Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center.

The $500,000 to $600,000, two-phase project will add new office space, room for expanded rehab services, and incorporate a homier residential atmosphere.

“Everything will be designed to fit our residents’ needs and provide an area where they will feel comfortable,” said Melissa Joyce, director of communications.

In phase 1, a 1,400-square-foot addition, now going up on the northeast corner of the facility, will provide office space where existing offices will be moved.

“It’s really phase 2 that we’re most excited about though – the areas that will be for our residents,” Regional Administrator Dana Payton said. That work will begin early next year.

The existing office area will become a living area with a bistro where residents can entertain; the dining room will be redesigned; there will be a 1,000-square-foot therapy center for residents and nonresidents; and a back area will become a secure dementia care unit with its own dining room and activity area.

Another space will be renovated into suites for rehab patients who are there temporarily.

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