In late May, Ohman Family Communities began demolition and preparation for a 23,000 sq. ft., 24 private-room post-acute rehab wing to be added to the existing Briar Hill Health Care facility in Middlefield.
The new wing will have a separate entrance with a focus to modernize the rehab space for an ever-increasing rehab population.
Currently, physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy rehabilitation is provided. In 2017, BHHCR added a dialysis den for inpatient dialysis. The therapy gym will triple the size of the current gym and will provide outpatient therapy for the community.
The addition will also feature a new dining room, coffee shop, library, living room and spa.
All patient rooms will be private with attached private showers. The project for the addition will take approximately 18 months.
In addition to the rehab wing, BHHCR will renovate its existing facility creating private resident rooms, expanding the kitchen, creating an enclosed courtyard accessible from several points of the building. They will also update interior décor on the first and second floor. The total project will take approximately 24 months.
BHHCR is currently an 85-bed skilled nursing/rehab facility, with 45 assisted living units and will offer 96 skilled-nursing-facility beds following the project completion.
Briar Hill is one of three rehab facilities owned and managed by Ohman Family Communities who have been a part of Geauga County serving primarily the senior population for more than 54 years. This project is one of many that they will undertake to serve the growing senior population.
One of their core values is Striving for Excellence. They believe this includes not only the internal day-to-day management, but also the physical building as well.
Ohman Family Communities is in the early stages of building an independent living community near the Briar Hill campus as well. Visit BriarHillHealthCare.com.