New age nursing home keeps its residents connected -- to the net and their families
(09/15/06) NEW ROCHELLE - Technology has undeniably changed the world in recent years, and one New Rochelle nursing home will be built to reflect that.
Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the United Hebrew Geriatric Center?s new building focused on how the organizers plan to bridge the gap between nursing homes of old and their new aging cliental. UHGC's new 176-bed assisted living complex will be made up of private rooms, all of which, organizers say, will be equipped with DVD players, computers, wireless internet and other means for community residents to communicate with their families spread across the country. UHGC Executive Director Rita Mabli says that the new $52 million facility is planning for when the baby boomer generation retires.
Board members expressed hope that their facility will become a model for other nursing homes in Westchester and New York. Construction is scheduled to be completed by May 2008.