Highlights

  • Construction to include new IL, AL, memory care and rehab, including aquatic center
  • Will cater to future market trends, projected to include more intesive AL care options

Presbyterian Village North senior living community will receive an $87 million makeover beginning in May, according to the head of the Presbyterian system that owns and operates the community.

Presbyterian Village North will get new independent living, assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a second aquatic rehab center, renovated common areas and a water feature.

"Our intent is to have our campus be the very best, and we're sinking in significant funding to make sure that happens," said Godwin Dixon, president and CEO of Presbyterian Communities and Services, the nonprofit that operates Presbyterian Village North, Grace Presbyterian Village and Faith Presbyterian Hospice and will operate the the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Dallas.

The 550-resident Presbyterian Village North recently finished renovations of the main dining room, game room and assisted living areas.

Presbyterian Communities and Services also will operate the $40 million T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, which will be the first stand-alone hospice inpatient care center in Dallas. The facility, scheduled for groundbreaking in November and opening in 2015, will be on Merit Drive near Medical City in Dallas.

"What we're trying to do is build facilities that meet not only our current residents' needs, but where we see the market going," Dixon said.

Part of that equation consists of more assisted living space and assisted living that allows for heavier care, Dixon said.

"We believe that in the future, more people will want their care in assisted living than in nursing homes," he said. "The problem is, most assisted livings weren't necessarily built to provide that heavier care."

Contributed by Bill Hethcock Staff Writer- Dallas Business Journal

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