Work on the new 17,000 square foot Transitional Care Unit at Walnut Hills is moving along very well. Contractors are on target to complete their work by the end of April. This will allow for time to get appropriate occupancy permits, move in furniture and equipment, and make sure staff is trained on new systems and procedures. The target date for opening the unit is mid-June.

When completed, the Transitional Care Unit will have 20 private rooms with private baths, and the therapy gym will grow to 2,800 square feet, providing ample space for in- and out-patient rehab – including physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

The addition is being built onto the front of the existing nursing home, with a redesigned main entrance and new corridor which will enable people to reach the therapy area without passing through any other area of the building.

The additional square footage will provide space for more “functional” therapy activities, as well as roll-in showers and amenities like a laundry room and kitchen area, which will allow therapists to work with patients doing the things they will do when they return home.

All of the $3.5-million needed for the new Transitional Care Unit was raised through a “Transforming Lives” Capital Campaign.

Walnut Hills Retirement Community is a not-for-profit organization, is governed by a local Board of Directors, and is an affiliate of Greencroft Communities, Inc. of Goshen, Indiana.

Walnut Hills, which is home to 270 people and employs 180 individuals, is located on Olde Pump Street in Walnut Creek.

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