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Senior day care moving into $4.5M renovated facility

June 28, 2019
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Care Resources PACE senior day care day room
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An organization that provides nursing home care during the day is expanding into a new location.

Care Resources PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in August plans to move into a renovated facility at 4150 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Grand Rapids.

The organization invested $4.5 million to renovate the 36,300 square-foot former church.

Care Resources currently is located in a 19,500-square-foot space in the Fulton Manor building at 1471 Grace St. SE.

After 13 years of growth, the move to a new facility meets the demand for more space, capabilities and amenities to better serve participants and staff, the organization said.

“Our new location allows us to re-imagine and offer holistic, long-term care for seniors in our community,” said Tracey McKnight, Care Resources CEO. “It is the culmination of years of planning and reflects our overall mission of offering choices that promote independence, dignity and a high quality of life.”

The facility has a dedicated medical clinic, three rooms for socialization, a therapy gym for rehabilitation, outdoor courtyards and activity areas.

Care Resources provides transportation between the participants’ homes and the facility, as well as to and from approved medical appointments.

“Overall, the space feels modern and inviting with lots of natural daylight from large windows throughout the former church,” said Tom Muszynski, Care Resources COO.

The contractor on the project was Grand Rapids-based Pinnacle Construction Group. The architect was Grand Rapids-based AMDG Architects. Interior design work was completed by Ada-based Dixon Interior Design.

The project was funded by the organization’s five founding owners: Dominican Sisters-Grand Rapids, Holland Home, Metro Health, Pine Rest and Reliance Community Care Partners.

The Care Resources program is for people ages 55 and older who need nursing home care yet want to remain in their own homes. The team of health care professionals partner with participants and their families to develop care plans that promote healthy, independent living.

Funded by Medicare and Medicaid, Care Resources provides coverage for prescription drugs, doctor care, transportation, home care, checkups, hospital visits and nursing home stays when necessary.

The organization has nearly 100 employees and more than 200 patients.

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