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Culloden nursing home to open in November

Jul. 16, 2011 @ 10:10 PM

CULLODEN -- Two years after the closing of Morris Memorial Nursing Home in Milton, a new facility is expected to open later this year just a couple of miles away.

The 90-bed nursing home will be called RoseTerrace and will be located at 30 Hidden Brook Way, just off U.S. 60 in Culloden.

It will be operated by Tennessee-based Diversicare Management Services, which operated Morris Memorial, and its administrator will be Deatra Adkins of Barboursville.

Now under construction, it is expected to open in November.

The long-term, skilled nursing facility will have post acute care, rehabilitation services as well as a memory care unit for patients with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.

"We already have referrals," Adkins said. "Our intent is to serve this community, and we'll also have around 110 jobs.

"We'll have administrative positions, nurses, (certified nursing assistants), housekeeping, laundry and we'll contract services from local companies. We'll need pest control, somebody to mow our grass and clear our snow. We're hoping to contribute to this community quite a bit."

Rose Terrace is named for Rose Greene, administrator at Morris Memorial who worked there for 45 years.

"We're hoping to carry on that same spirit of community contribution," Adkins said.

This will be Diversicare's third facility in West Virginia, with others in Boone and Big Otter. There also are Diversicare facilities in Ashland and Grayson, Ky.

While under construction, the new nursing home has a temporary office at the foot of the hill where it will sit. For more information, call 304-390-5709.

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