CUTLER BAY, FL, August 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- East Ridge at Cutler Bay, Miami-Dade County's only life care community, has announced a major expansion plan for its campus incorporating assisted living and skilled nursing as well as wellness and community services.---
Located off SW 87th Avenue, the community which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011 will begin a $60 million dollar redevelopment and expansion program in late 2013, as approved by its Board of Directors.
The expansion includes relocation of the current skilled nursing and assisted living facilities on the campus, creating 195 residential units to replace 116 beds in current facilities. The assisted living component will provide 90 private apartments including studio-suites and one- and two- bedroom residences. A new memory care facility will provide 31 private suites while skilled nursing will include 74 private rooms.
Additionally, a state-of-art rehabilitation center, home health offices and clinic will be included as well as several public areas and service components, such as a new bistro, convenience store and laundry.
"The East Ridge expansion of its skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care will be patterned after a neighborhood concept in which residents have a private room and bath while sharing a communal living room, kitchen and open dining area," said Victoria Duvall, Executive Director for the East Ridge community.
The new buildings are designed to blend with recent East Ridge additions which include the community fitness center and lifestyle-activity buildings. A Key West-inspired architectural style has been designed by AG Architectural of Wisconsin; the firm which originated the concept for overall expansion of the campus with a unified architectural theme.
Bridget Bohacz & Associates, an interior design firm specializing in senior living has been selected for interior design.
Groundbreaking is anticipated in late 2013 with completion by late summer, 2015.
"East Ridge will maintain the high quality of care and staffing that exceeds all state or county requirements for providing services in these areas," said Duvall.
"With the ever-changing growth of baby boomer consumers, it's vital to plan for the future by providing the latest in services and amenities," she said. "East Ridge stays ahead of the curve by moving forward with an expansion critical to those nearing retirement," she added.
About East Ridge at Cutler Bay
Celebrating over 50 years serving Miami-Dade County, East Ridge at Cutler Bay is the area's only life care community incorporating eight components of wellness: social, vocational, intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and environmental and health services in every facet of its lifestyle. The community draws from the rich neighborhood charm of suburban Cutler Bay and the vibrancy of Miami in a lush tropical environment of 76 acres. East Ridge, located at 19301 SW 87th Avenue, offers a continuum of care, including independent and assisting living, respite care and skilled nursing care and rehab. For more information, please call (305) 256-3564 for a personal tour or visit http://www.EastRidgeAtCutlerBay.com.
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