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Construction is underway for Heritage Woods of Newburgh, a new assisted living community for Indiana seniors who need some help to maintain their independence.

The community, which will be located at 4211 Grimm Road in Newburgh, is expected to open in August. Heritage Woods is designed to serve older adults of all income levels, including those on limited incomes. The community will accept the Medicaid waiver.

The three-story, 99,000 square-foot building will house 120 private studio and one-bedroom apartments.

Each of the assisted living apartments at Heritage Woods will feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning units, and an emergency alert system.

In addition, Heritage Woods will have a large community room, a private dining room, walking paths in beautifully landscaped courtyards, a library, café, bistro, salon, theater, computer lounge, onsite general store and other amenities.

Certified nursing assistants and qualified medication assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, will be on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The community combines residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, medication administration, and a variety of convenience and support services, such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, and on-site physical therapy.

When fully occupied, the community will provide 50 full-time and part-time jobs. Annual payroll with benefits is projected to be $2.2 million.

Heritage Woods of Newburgh was developed by Newburgh AL Developer, LLC. Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects designed the community.

Construction for the nearly $26-million project will be completed by Horve Construction.

Gardant Management Solutions, one of the nation’s largest assisted living providers, will manage Heritage Woods.

Other Indiana properties managed by Gardant are Belvedere Senior Housing in Merrillville, Evergreen Village at Bloomington, Hellenic Senior Living in Elkhart, Indianapolis and New Albany, Heritage Woods of Noblesville, Glasswater Creek properties in Plainfield and Lafayette, Oasis at 30th and Oasis at 56th in Indianapolis, The Lodge at Summers Pointe in Winchester and White Oaks at Noblesville. Indiana projects under development include Evergreen Village at Fort Wayne, Hellenic Senior Living of Mishawaka and Vivera Senior Living of Columbus.

“Our focus,” says Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, the company that will manage the community, “is to provide Heritage Woods residents with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and the help and assistance they need. Our emphasis is on helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”

Individuals interested in having their names added to the list to obtain further information about Heritage Woods of Newburgh can call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.