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2015 Changes Will Reshape Homestead Village

Monday, March 16, 2015

Better electronic data utilization, safer buildings, more beautiful surroundings, more private accommodations, a new memory support house, expanded therapy space, and a covered entry are just a few of the new and improved experiences at Homestead Village in 2015.

April 1st, Homestead Village will begin our partnership with Phoebe Services Pharmacy and we will roll out electronic medication administration.  This is a significant milestone on our journey toward a completely electronic health record.  Not only will electronic medication administration provide a safer and more efficient system for passing medications, it will also bring all physician orders and notes into the electronic record where our nurses and therapists can better access and utilize them.

The apartment building renovation project jumped into high gear with the renovations of the common areas in full swing.  This project will be completed by the end of April and will result in a more beautiful Homestead Village featuring new carpet, paint, lighting, furniture and artwork along with updated lounges and lobbies.  Together with the renovated kitchens and bathrooms in the apartments, these improvements will make our apartment building a showplace of "aging in place" living.

New Two Story Stairwell will feature updated stone and siding facade

Another significant apartment building improvement is the "area of refuge" additions in each stairwell.  These changes to our emergency exits will facilitate our frail residents' ability to continue living in the apartment building and creates a safer environment for every resident, staff member and visitor.

Homestead Village's Apostles Center for Care, our skilled nursing residence, will be expanded with more private rooms and a new memory support house, Young House.  In addition, the Apostles Center therapy room will be doubled in size and a covered entrance will be provided that will also serve visitors to the dining room and Glasford Room.

Everywhere you look, great changes are happening at Homestead Village.