WILLIAMSPORT - Homewood at Williamsport on Friday announced plans to construct a $17 million health-care center.
The new 80-bed nursing home will replace the existing facility, which has 123 nursing beds and 17 assisted-living beds, said Rich Lenehan, executive director of Homewood. The building, which will be at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Governor Lane Boulevard, is expected to be completed in 2009.
The new two-story building will be larger than the existing nursing facility, which was built in the early 1950s, Lenehan said. Rooms in the new building will be double the size of those in the current facility, he said.
The center will have a special care unit for memory and dementia care, an area for short-term rehabilitative care, an in-house physical therapy department and full-service nursing care.