LARNED — The public is invited to two special events honoring the completion of a 12-bed licensed residence at Country Living of Larned, 712 W. 9th St.
These events will allow everyone an opportunity to visit and explore this exciting new addition. The Larned Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Coffee Hour and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 7, followed that same evening with an After Hours Open House from 5-7 p.m. Evening refreshments will be provided by Faye Grandy of “Sweet Traditions.”
The newest Country Living of Larned expansion consists of a 6,166-square-foot building that provides a setting for 12 seniors with health care needs and employs eight full-time staff members. Construction of the building, between Country Living’s existing Memory Care and Assisted Living residences, began last March under the supervision of Jim Haynes of Haynes Electric Inc. as General Manager. Under Haynes’s oversight the project was completed on schedule with Gene Price & Sons, Eakin Concrete, Shaver Plumbing, David Spare Landscaping, H & H Roofing, Guthrie Painting, and Haynes Electric Inc.
Interior design was provided by Mary’s Art & Design. Mary Stude worked on the project from the beginning, embracing the vision of a beautiful home where elegance and function are combined to enhance the lives of the seniors in our community.
The new expansion is designed to provide another facet in Country Living’s goal of a “Continuum of Care” for the area’s senior citizens in a rural community, said Laura Smith, Country Living Director.
“There is an increasing need for a setting that provides a ‘Continuum of Care’ for our residents and the citizens of our area. We strive to provide spaces and services that feel like home,” Smith said.
Twelve separate bedrooms with private bathrooms conjoin with a spacious common area that provide a balance between in-home privacy and social interaction, allowing residents to maintain an enhanced quality of life while enjoying the security of nearby health care services. “The availability of our local community hospital right next door allows us immediate access to emergency services, lab and therapy opportunities,” Smith said. “Meanwhile, our staff provide supervision, social activities and health care services to ensure that our residents’ needs are met”.
“There is a growing concept of senior lifestyles, called Aging in Place,” Smith noted. “With our senior care residences, we can offer a way for seniors to maintain their independence as long as they are able, while at the same time reduce the responsibility of adult children or grandchildren as primary caregivers. Quality time spent with our loved ones is a gift and every moment precious.”