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Groundbreaking held for new memory care facility in Cedar Rapids

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 5:28 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids and Western Home Services broke ground today for a new specialized care model to assist people with memory loss.

The new facility will be named The Cottages at UnityPoint Way and located at 8405 Council Street NE. The facility will provide three dementia care cottages, with each building housing 16 to 20 units.

It will offer a home-like setting with personalized care plans through clinical care, cognitive engagement, and daily living activities. These activities will specifically target patients suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory loss.

“The need is not going away, just the sheer numbers of boomers starting to age, me being one of them, challenge of memory support just continues to be more and more and we really love this model,” Kris Hansen, the CEO of Western Home Communities, said. “Again, it’s been transformational for us, so we’re excited to get it down here.”

The estimated cost of this project is $25 million. The Cottages at UnityPoint Way has an anticipated opening in late 2022.

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