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Holland Home annouces plans on $3.3 million expansion

Advanced aged living facility Holland Home this week announced plans on a multi-million dollar expansion at their Breton Campus. Part of a $10 million dollar project entitled “Keeping the Promise, Securing the Future,” Holland Home announced that $3.3 million of that budget will go towards new assisted living facilities at their Breton Campus in Grand Rapids.

Executive Director of Holland Home Sara Heethuis says the demand for the new assisted living facility stems from the recent rise in residents after Holland Home expanded independent living facilities two years ago.

“Many of the people on our campus have a need at some point at time to go to an assisted living because they require more care or more services so we started construction and we are so excited, it has been such a blessing.”  

Holland House officials said in a press release that the new assisted living building will be a “deinstitutionalized version of the typical nursing home.” In addition to private rooms and bathrooms, the building will also house a den, and a spa. For Heethuis, she says it is all about those in their advanced years still living life to the fullest.

“They still want to experience life, they still want to live, even if they go from walking independently, to being in a wheelchair or using a walker, or even if they have some elements of dementia. They still need to find joy in their day.”

Holland House has been voted one of the 100 best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News & World Report.  Construction is under way will be completed in the fall of this year. 

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