On October 13, 2021 Mike Koenig Construction was awarded the Resident Room Remodeling contract as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that Rocky Knoll received from the State. This project focuses completely on making 1 West and 2 West resident rooms more comfortable, safe, and attractive. The living area of the rooms will be remodeled with: new flooring, textured and freshly painted walls, new lighting fixtures, custom-made wardrobes with matching nightstands, vanities with inset sinks and a tilted wall mirror to accommodate viewing from a wheelchair, and new window treatments. The bathrooms will also receive new flooring, freshly textured and painted walls, new plumbing fixtures, a new lighting fixture, grab bars, and sleek new sliding doors.

The project will be done in two phases. 1 West will be completed first, followed by 2 West. The residents who previously resided on 1 West were moved to other rooms in the facility in preparation for the remodeling project. Remodeling will begin in the next few weeks and is expected to be completed by April 2022. The process will be repeated on 2 West with completion projected for August 2022. We know the residents are eager to return to their rooms and enjoy their new digs!

Along with the remodeling project is a Structured Cabling Project. On October 20, 2021 Specht Electric was awarded a contract through the CDBG to replace the existing TV and internet cabling that runs to the resident rooms and common areas of the facility. This will provide increased channel selection, enhanced reception and viewing, and upgraded internet access for our residents.

Concurrent with the cabling project, the Rocky Knoll Foundation has responded to a request for installing wall mounted TV brackets in all resident rooms. Moving TVs off of resident’s dressers and tables will free up space for other items they want to keep at hand. It also alleviates the safety issues of having TVs balancing on tabletops or dressers. Now is the time to tackle this project when the walls are being textured and painted. Thank You Rocky Knoll Foundation!

Soon to go out for bids is a project to create a new Training Classroom in Woodland Village. The classroom will be used by LTC to accommodate their Nursing courses. It will also be used by the facility as a classroom for existing staff member training, presentations and meetings. It will feature an open-space concept for teaching and two complete resident rooms across the hallway which will accurately replicate the environment in which resident cares are given. This will be a very valuable teaching tool for LTC and Rocky Knoll.

There's a lot going on to finish out the year 2021 and ring in the New Year!  May it be a year full of Blessings for you, your family, and the residents at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center.

You can request information, ask questions, or voice concerns regarding the State Grant by contacting our Project Coordinator, Cindy Stevens by email: cstevens@rockyknoll.net or by phone at 920-449-1236.

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