Nursing home has new owner

September 13, 2013
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PARKSIDE—The Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center at 174 Forest Hill St., which was recently bought by the Sheehan Health Group, is undergoing a $1 million renovation.

“It’s pretty extensive,” said Patrick Sheehan, owner of Sheehan Health Group, while giving the Gazette a tour of the renovations.

The 120-bed facility is having its 40 patient rooms redone with flat-screen televisions, cable, phone, wireless Internet and air conditioners being installed. The redone rooms will also have more lighting and new electrical beds.

The project includes renovations of the nursing station, rehab gym, cafeteria and lobby. Residents are able to remain in the facility during the renovation.

Sheehan pointed out that the patients rooms are being done first, as they are the top priority. He said he expects the renovation to be “substantially complete” by the end of the year. Six of the 40 rooms had been renovated when the Gazette visited Aug. 12.

The Gazette saw a before-and-after snapshot of the renovated patient rooms. The old room appeared dreary and lacked sufficient lighting, while the renovated room was bright and boasted a hotel-quality setup.

Sheehan said his company has been in the nursing-home business for 25 years and has 13 facilities.

For more information, visit laurelridgerehab.com or call 617-522-1550.

A renovated patient room at the Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

A renovated patient room at the Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

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