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Almost Home to provide homelike residential care

Jeff Meyer of M & F Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning digs a trench for a dedicated water line to a fire-suppression sprinkler system at Almost Home, 1919 Van Buren. The non-profit residential care home will open after the first of the year. Pryor Automatic Fire Sprinkler is installing the s...

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Leilani Schenkel, R.N., knew she wanted to use her extensive professional and personal background to do something that truly mattered. The doors to that something will open after the first of the year.
 It is called Almost Home Inc. and will be the first of its kind in Great Bend.
The residence at 1919 Van Buren St. is currently undergoing remodeling on a grand scale, while Schenkel finishes up some of the administrative paperwork that includes meeting all state requirements. Schenkel will be executive director and operator.
The new, non-profit venture is based on the “home-plus” model, a concept ...

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