The Damariscotta Planning Board will think about a pre-application for a 102-bed nursing facility at 2 Piper Mill Highway, to be named Clippership Touchdown, on Monday.
As soon as the power is constructed, residents at Cove’s Edge on LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta and at St. Andrew’s Village in Boothbay Harbor will transition to the house, in accordance with LincolnHealth.
The purpose of the brand new facility is to “guarantee prime quality nursing care could be accessible in Lincoln County for years to come back,” LincolnHealth President Cindy Wade stated.
“Our nursing care services haven’t been proof against monetary losses and regulatory pressures,” Wade stated. “We don’t need Lincoln County residents to journey a number of hours to see family members, so we started reviewing all choices to maintain care near house.”
LincolnHealth entered right into a research with Sandy River Co. in June 2021 to evaluate the viability of constructing a brand new nursing care facility in Damariscotta.
Sandy River has practically 40 years of expertise designing and growing senior care facilities, in accordance with the Planning Board pre-application. The power could have all personal rooms, solely the second such facility in Maine. Sandy River is presently setting up the opposite comparable facility in Rockland.
Since its founding within the Eighties, Sandy River has had a mission to vary the design of senior care facilities by creating “neighborhoods” with decentralized eating and dwelling areas in home-like environments, whereas planning and constructing extra personal rooms, in accordance with the pre-application.
North Nation Associates, a nursing care supplier that operates greater than 25 different senior care facilities, will run the day-to-day operations, whereas LincolnHealth will appoint a medical director to supply medical management, in accordance with LincolnHealth.
LincolnHealth has not decided on tips on how to use the Cove’s Edge and St. Andrew’s Village areas after they’re vacated.
“We stay dedicated to the Boothbay Area and we’ll use the house to satisfy the well being care wants of the group,” Wade stated.
Clippership Touchdown will likely be a licensed nursing house and a spot for individuals who require 24-hour nursing care. All the 102 beds will likely be eligible for MaineCare and Medicare.
A minor subdivision and web site plan utility are required as a part of the nursing house improvement, in accordance with notes from Damariscotta City Planner Isabelle Oechslie.
Oechslie advisable that the Planning Board assessment the applying and schedule a web site go to.
The proposed nursing facility will likely be inside the village growth development space as designated by the city’s complete plan, which reads “Inside these neighborhoods, a spread of residential makes use of ought to be allowed … The event of senior housing and retirement and eldercare services must also be allowed.”
Sidewalks will have to be constructed as a part of the event.
Clippership Touchdown will sit on a 19.98 acre parcel situated throughout the road from Ledgewood Courtroom Residences on Piper Mill Highway. The power will likely be one story and is proposed to have roughly 119 parking areas.
Daniel Maguire, managing companion at Sandy River, stated within the pre-application that the corporate feels that Clippership Touchdown is a becoming identify contemplating the city’s “wealthy shipbuilding historical past.” He referred to the constructing as a “state-of-the-art licensed nursing care heart.”
Along with approval from the Damariscotta Planning Board, the challenge requires a certificates of want from the state, a regulatory mechanism for approving main capital expenditures and for sure well being care services, in accordance with the Nationwide Convention of State Legislatures.
The Planning Board will meet on the city workplace at 6 p.m. Monday to think about the pre-application.
This story seems by a media partnership with The Lincoln County Information.