Skilled nursing leader Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center begins construction on new 86,000-square-foot facility in Fairmont, Minn.
The area’s only skilled nursing community aims to address the future of a burgeoning senior market
FAIRMONT, Minn. (June 2020) – For 50 years, Lakeview Methodist Health Care Services has been a Minnesota leader in skilled nursing. Lakeview Methodist provides 24-hour skilled nursing care for short- or long-term stays, offering a wide range of health and living services for the senior experiencing the need for prolonged or extensive health care services. Building on its long-standing reputation, Lakeview Methodist is constructing a new $24 million, 72-bed skilled nursing facility in Fairmont, Minn.
For five decades, the campus has offered skilled nursing in the community and is one of only three in Martin County, the second oldest county in the state.
Located at 610 Summit Dr. on Lakeview Methodist’s campus overlooking Budd and Sisseton Lakes, the new building will offer greater state-of-the-art amenities for more people. That’s needed now more than ever because by 2025, one of four Minnesota adults will be 65 or older and at least 70 percent are expected to use long-term care services at some point.
Built by Kraus-Anderson Construction and designed by Wold Architects, the new 2-story, 86,000 square-foot building is being created in the emerging care center design known as a “Neighborhood Concept,” which encourages companionship and sociability among residents. Lakeview Methodist will offer greater amenities for more people in a homelike, warm, person-centered environment designed to uplift the senses and improve mental, physical and social health.
Lakeview Methodist currently offers physical, speech and occupational therapy, spiritual care and worship services, social work services, transitional care, IV therapy and medication assistance, as well as an activities director for intergenerational social services, daily group and individual activities. The new facility will feature wider hallways, a child daycare center, restaurant-quality dining room with chef-prepared meals, overnight guest room, community rooms, underground parking, gift shop, courtyard and gardens, outdoor decks and patios, and state-of-the-art monitoring and technology. Residents also will enjoy a movie theater, fitness center, beauty shop and barber services, café and laundry services.
“A greater level of comfort and dignity will be offered by creating private rooms in a homey, neighborhood style of living,” said Deb Barnes, Lakeview Methodist administrator. “This affords everyone the same opportunities and better meets the demands of prospective residents and their families in the future, ensuring Lakeview has a place in your community for many years to come.”
Construction is anticipated to be completed by fall 2021.
About Lakeview Methodist Health Services
Lakeview Methodist Health Services, Inc. is a nonprofit Christian organization that began in 1964 as a nursing facility for the aged. Lakeview has since grown to offer senior housing and assisted living all on one campus, which includes Lakeview Methodist Care Center, a 24-hour nursing care facility; Maplewood Residence, an independent living for seniors; and Woodland Manor, with assisted living apartments.
About Wold Architects
Wold Architects and Engineersis a full-service planning, architecture and engineering firm founded in 1968 with offices in Minnesota, Illinois, Colorado and Tennessee. A dynamic, growth-oriented company, Wold provides a wide range of services for predominantly public sector, senior living and healthcare clients. The firm’s experience includes independent living, assisted living, skilled care, clinics, hospitals, critical access health centers, K-12 public schools, courthouses, fire and police stations and city halls. Wold is committed to delivering exceptional, long-term service to clients and their communities.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers, which has been leading the charge in sustainable design and construction for the last 25 years. With deep experience in healthcare construction, the company is currently ranked 14th in the nation among the top health care general contractors in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine. Kraus-Anderson, an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.
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As the world continues to deal with and adapt to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kraus-Anderson’s top priority remains safety. The company has implemented stringent social distancing practices and other elevated safety protocol on construction job sites, details of which can be found at KA’s COVID-19 Response Page.