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Homewood opening new health care center

July 25, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT -- Homewood at Williamsport, a continuing care retirement community, will open its new health care center Monday.

The new center replaces the original nursing care building on the campus, which opened in 1951.

The 72,000-square-foot, two-story building has 40 single rooms and 20 duplex rooms for residents. The new building's unusual design of a "square three-leaf clover" offers staff the opportunity to view more residents rooms and respond quicker to residents' immediate health needs from the centrally located nurses' stations.

Evergreen Park, the home to residents with dementia or memory disorders, is on the first floor of the building and features several outdoor courtyards accessible to Evergreen Park residents and their families.

The second floor is home to the Briarwood and Maplewood "neighborhoods" for long-term care residents, Canterbury for short-term resident stays and rehabilitation therapy. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are offered on the second floor, as well as a hair-care studio for residents.

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For information, call Anne Whitman at 301-582-1750 or send an e-mail to abwhitman@hmwd.org.

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