Grandview Manor Care Center, an assisted living facility, has received a license from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to operate a new 10,000 square foot addition. The facility, which was originally licensed for personal care for 52 can now accommodate 82 people. This project has been in the works since early 2008.
The expansion which also includes a library, new living room, and a private dining room, has rooms for 34 additional residents. “We were very fortunate,” stated Deborah Strum, administrator, “to have the assistance of many people in the community. Tom Ritter did an excellent job as our architect. Our funding was through HomeTrust Bank of Clyde with the backing of the USDA; and United Community Bank of Franklin has been a great support. Certainly, we appreciate the work of our project managers, Dale Yerse and Brian Strum. Western Carolina University has also been a major resource. As part of the financing process, we had to have archaeological clearance from the Cherokee Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Anne Rogers, an archaeologist who lives in Franklin and teaches at WCU, gave us expert analysis.
“We are also grateful to the people at Aurora Professional Design Guild. Jane Nichols of that group is a professor at the WCU School of Art and Design; and she and Charlene McAllister-Pell worked countless hours to design the attractive and comfortable interior. Their skill in health care projects really enhanced our building.”
Grandview Manor provides round-the-clock staff; all meals and housekeeping, assistance with bathing, dressing, ambulation, eating including special diets, personal hygiene and medication administration. A special-care unit for people with dementia is included in the project. When the expansion is fully occupied, it is expected to add 20 new jobs.