On Tuesday, March 16th, members of the Sunrise Board of Directors and Simpson Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony to commence the construction of a new skilled nursing and assisted living facility which will be located at 102 Pine Street in Spearville.
“This groundbreaking is a culmination of efforts by many people and is a testament to how a community can come together to achieve great success in caring for and honoring our elderly,” remarked Board of Directors Chair Ron Temaat. “The design of Sunrise of Spearville reflects a movement for service to elders with an individualized care and small home approach. It is something that the community will be proud of!”
Unlike any other long term care provider in the area, the new building will consist of a small home providing individualized care to 14 elders. Each elder will have a private room and private bath which opens to the homelike floor plan including kitchen, dining, and living room. The culture of a small home invites a family approach to care rather than institutionalized processes. The assisted living will offer 12 apartments with studio, 1 and 2 bedroom options. Sunrise is also expecting to add an additional 25 new jobs.
Landmark Architects and Simpson Construction have been selected to build the new campus. Grace Team currently is the development and management company and will continue in that role when the new building opens. The new community is slated to open early 2022.