Odebolt Assisted Living, L.L.C. is taking
applications for current vacancies. A waiting list has
also been developed.
Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center's new 10-unit Assisted Living Facility in Odebolt
is now open. The new wing
extends toward the north from the present structure. Although the
Assisted Living Unit is attached to the Nursing and Rehab section of the
center, it is intended to be completely independent.
The 8,000 square foot addition consists of two suites and eight
studio rooms. The 455 square foot suites consist of a bedroom, living/kitchenette area
and bathroom, much like a small apartment. The 388 square foot studio rooms are one-room bedroom/living area and bath. Each room
equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, sit-down shower and other
amenities. All are handicapped-accessible. Residents may also
use a commons area and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.
The new units provide needed living assistance for those
who are no longer able to live independently in their own home or
apartment, but are not suited for nursing home level of care.
Three meals a day are offered in the unit's own dining room. Light
housekeeping and linen service are provided weekly.
Residents pay for rent, board and services.
Additional services such as medication management, baths, dressing and
extra housekeeping or laundry services can be ordered by a resident.
Care Initiatives officials said eligible residents can receive HUD
assistance on rent payment sand Medicaid can help pay for extra
Total cost of
the project, which included upgrades in the main facility, was more
than $1.5 million and included the installation of a 35,000 water
storage tank buried under the assisted living unit. The tank will
provide water for the facility's sprinkler system.
Below are drawings of the exterior, floor plan and
single and double unit plans. Please click on each image to enlarge it. The
enlarged images are about 80 to 85 kb, so allow for load-time.
Exterior of the
Single Unit "B"
- Double Unit "A"
Odebolt's Mayor, Ron Rex, is pleased that the town
has this addition available to its people. "The ONRC and
its staff provide excellent care and rehabilitation, and the facility
is considered a very important part of our city's infrastructure,"
said Rex. "Odebolt has nearly 150 people living alone in either homes
or apartments, and if I don't miss my guess, some will be moving to
the assisted living portion of the ONRC."
- Barb Horak