USDA and Lutheran SeniorLife recently celebrated the dedication and open house of RoseCrest Assisted Living Facility. USDA Rural Development provided a $3 Million Community Facilities loan for the construction of the new state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia requiring memory support.
The facility, located just north of Pittsburgh, includes 30 private suites with private baths, a low staff to resident ratio, 24-hour care, an outdoor courtyard, a health spa and activities center, resident-centered monitoring system, and an intimate dining area. The home-like facility was built specifically for the safety and security of residents and allows residents the freedom to live an active and mobile lifestyle. Twenty new staff positions will be made available this year through the construction of the new facility.
USDA Community Programs provide loans and grants and loan guarantees for water and environmental projects, as well as community facilities projects. Water and environmental projects include water systems, waste systems, solid waste, and storm drainage facilities. Community facilities projects develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas and may include hospitals, fire protection, safety, as well as many other community-based initiatives.
For more information about these programs, or to file an application, contact the local Rural Development office in your area.