Bethel Renewal Project
Bethel Home Renewal Project
The Foundation Board and staff are raising funds for the project to renew Bethel Home for a larger therapy area to meet the needs of people who come for rehab therapy services.
Since we opened the rehab center in 2005, we have increased the number of Medicare days (for people receiving therapy) from 2,465 to 4,025 annually. At the present time, less than 20 people are served in the current large dining room, while our current therapy area is crowded with increased usage.
ADG Architects and the construction firm of Market and Johnson have been asked to come up with a fiscally responsible use of existing space within Bethel Home to accommodate the changing needs of the residents we serve.
Logistically, we need to make improvements to the 2nd floor fellowship room to maximize and enhance the dining space and worship area before we can begin work on the first floor. The new dining area will look similar to the beautiful dining areas in Maplewood Terrace and be able to accommodate large gatherings in a spacious setting that will exemplify the hospitality of Bethel Home.
The second phase will be to convert the existing 1st floor dining room to include:
- work stations for therapy staff
- double the space for rehab equipment and therapy work outs
- beautiful lounge for rehab residents to enjoy any time of day
By swapping the two spaces we will have a spacious new therapy area and a more appropriately sized and lovely dining space that will accommodate up to 30 people.
The final phase will be to renew the current Rehab shower room into a bathing spa including a new shower and tub to accommodate therapy residents.
The total cost of the project will need to be funded with donations of approximately $250,000. Please consider making a gift to help with the Renewal Project. Gifts can be made over a period of time and designated in honor or in memory of individuals.
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