Monday, May 25, 2009

Assisted Living Complex Breaks Ground

Fauquier Health is pleased to announce the construction of an assisted-living complex in the Suffield Meadows community, located on U.S. 29 between Warrenton and Gainesville.

In an effort to develop a pleasing space for residents, plans include architectural touches such as water features, soothing, natural colors and other special finishes. The two-story building will have the welcoming feel of a Virginia colonial estate.

The project is also LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating) and includes indigenous landscaping. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures.
It means that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.

There will be 56 assisted-living units available, ranging from small studio apartments to two-bedroom apartments, as well as an 11-bed memory unit for dementia patients. The memory support unit will have life-skills areas. Although apartments will be equipped with kitchenettes, dining options will include a formal dining room and a more casual Bistro.

Construction work had already begun, but Fauquier Health hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site on May 14. The Villa at Suffield Meadows has a planned opening date of June 2010.

Rental agreements will operate on a month-to-month basis. As residents need increased care, additional nursing and support staff can be added. To be added to the current waiting list, call 540-316-5004.

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