The end is here and the Marianna Health and Rehab’s expansion project has been completed. Move in took place Wednesday morning with tears of joy flowing from staff members who had waited so patiently for this day to come. The staff was beyond excited when the project was signed off on and the move was okayed to begin.
With the new addition, the 5-Star rated facility moves above the norm in state of the art equipment, private rooms, dining, and everyday living activities. Inside the newest addition to the facility is a new state of the art Activities of Daily Living Lab or ADL lab.
This area will allow residents to prepare and cook meals, set the table for dinner, with a choice of washing their dishes or loading them in the dishwasher after they’ve finished their meal. The residents will be performing these tasks under the direct supervision and support of the occupational therapists. These tasks will be equal to the tasks that would be performed every day in their homes if they were at home, gradually preparing them for their return home. After dinner, they can then load and unload the washing machine and dryer. The ADL Lab has all of the comforts of home so residents can regain their independence. The ADL suite also has an amazing whirlpool tub for therapy.
The gym equipment has been installed and is ready for use by the clients. The new beds and resident room furniture has been placed in the new private suites as well. The Agency for Health Care Administration signed off on the completed project and the move was underway Wednesday morning bright and early.
Marianna Health and Rehab Center Administrator Melinda Gay was beyond excited, “We are so excited to be able to offer a wonderful, new space for Marianna, Jackson and surrounding counties to be proud of. Our therapy staff already does a wonderful job and now we have an even better, and more beautiful new space for our therapy services. Everyone wants a private room for short-term rehab and we now have seven new private suites to meet the needs of the community.”