West Virginia-based Mountain Hospice is starting an assisted living subsidiary. The non-profit’s first facility is expected to open in November 2020, with plans to add more locations in future years. The assisted living facility will be 12,000-square-feet, including 12 resident rooms that can accommodate as many as 24 people. Each room will have 255-square-feet of living space, plus an additional 105-square-feet of bathroom space. Each room will have its own small kitchenette and dinette area as well as closets for storage.
For Mountain Hospice, the move is designed to help them compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Mountain Hospice had also considered launching home health services, but no Certificates of Need for those services were available in their region. Mountain Hospice Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Don Trimble will also serve as CEO of the assisted living subsidiary, which has a separate board of directors from the hospice. Some employees will be shared between the two business segments, and the organization plans to carefully account for the amount of time dual employees spend working in each service. Shared functions will include finance, social services, and human resources, among others.
Mountain Hospice is dedicated to serving hospice individuals through a wide range of programs. They have over 25 years of expertise and serve seven counties in north central West Virginia. They currently have locations and staff members in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. They have offices in Belington, Elkins, Franklin, Keyser, and Parsons, West Virginia.
This was reported Hospice News on July 9, 2020.
Contact information: Mountain Hospice, 1002 South Crim Avenue, Belington, West Virginia 26250; 304-823-3922; Website: www.mountainhospice.com