Pleasant Meadow Manor redevelopment project moving along smoothly

Phase 1 of the Pleasant Meadow Manor redevelopment project is underway, and everything has been running smoothly for residents and staff members as workers prepare the grounds outside the home for the expansion, says Sandra Tucker, the Norwood, Ont. long-term care home’s administrator and director of care.

Because the work will eventually affect the area around the home’s kitchen, temporary kitchens located in four large trailers have been installed outside the home for the nutritional care team to prepare residents’ meals once work inside begins.

Workers have been on site since November when the first shovels went into the ground to start the expansion project which will see a two-storey, 34,000-square-foot addition to the south side of the home.

Once completed, Pleasant Meadow Manor, which currently has 61 beds, will have room for 35 more residents. Residents will live in three spacious neighbourhoods, each housing dining, lounge and activity spaces.

The new design will enhance privacy by eliminating three- and four-bed rooms. When renovations are done, 60 per cent of Pleasant Meadow Manor’s rooms will be private and 40 per cent semi-private.

Pleasant Meadow Manor’s new design will also accommodate a courtyard, gardens and outdoor space, and include a whole-home gathering area and chapel space.

Sandra says so far noise levels have been low and residents and staff have not been impacted by the changes going on outside.

The redevelopment project is expected to be complete by December 2022.

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