The Elizabeth Scott Community has kicked off construction of a new set of Level 2 Enhanced Living units that will be followed by the renovation of existing Level 2 units. The construction work began several weeks ago. Virtual Design Studios in Holland, Ohio is the architect on the project, and the general contractor is Whitta Construction based in Fostoria.
“Our Level 2 units are part of the original farmhouse built in 1949 where my great grandmother first began caring for residents,” says Matt Bucher, Elizabeth Scott Community’s Director of Marketing. “All of the other portions of our campus are much newer, so it was time to upgrade this unit. The issue has been that we’ve had residents living in these original units, so we had to figure out a way to accommodate them in order to renovate their rooms.”
The solution was to first construct a 3,500-square-foot addition to the current facility. The new wing will have six fully accessible private rooms as well as one new fully accessible double room for a couple. “Once we have these new rooms built, we can slowly transition our residents from the older wing into the new rooms,” says Bucher. “Then, that will give us the flexibility to renovate the older rooms. When construction and renovation have been completed, we will have over 6,000 square feet of space devoted to the Level 2 Enhanced Living wing.”
The renovation to the original farmhouse where the Level 2 Enhanced Living units are housed will undergo significant renovation. Rooms will receive new insulated windows for better comfort. An enclosed sunroom overlooking the main campus will be built where the entrance steps are located now. “This will create a large front porch and offer residents a comfortable place to relax while adding curb appeal to the overall facility,” says Bucher.
All new and renovated rooms will be private with private bathrooms and showers. Each will have their own individual thermostat to control heating and cooling in each room. An updated nurse call system is part of the plans along with an updated safety system including new fire alarms and sprinklers. The beauty shop will also be renovated to make it larger with better lighting, and the entire facility will receive new paint and carpeting. The entire project should be complete sometime in late 2021.
“The market demand for these types of units with private rooms dictated what we needed to do,” says Bucher. “We’re excited about the construction and renovation because it will be a huge benefit to current and future residents. Our most recent construction project was in September of 2015 when we opened our new Skilled Rehabilitation Unit.”
The Elizabeth Scott Community, located at 2720 Albon Road in Maumee, is a family owned and operated facility that offers Independent Living, Enhanced Living, Skilled Nursing, and Skilled Rehabilitation on a single campus. For more information about the Elizabeth Scott Community, contact Matt Bucher, Director of Marketing, at 419-724-5021.