HomeLocal NewsLogan Acres kicks off $3.7 million projectLogan Acres kicks off $3.7 million projectSun, September 24, 2023 by Deanna FrySHARE NOW Logan County is moving ahead with a more than $3.7 million project at Logan Acres Retirement Community. An additional memory care wing of 15 rooms and a covered main entrance along with a new roof and siding of the existing facility will be constructed.Logan County County Commissioners and representatives from Progressive Health Care Systems, PH7 Architects, and RCS Construction of Celina broke ground this week on the project which is expected to be completed next year.For the past 20 years, the county commissioners have partnered with Progressive Health Care to operate Logan Acres as an enterprise fund under the county’s annual budget. As an enterprise, the operation generates revenue to cover day-to-day expenses and capital improvements, such as this project, without tapping into local county tax revenues.L-R: Commissioners Mark Robinson, Joe Antram, Mike Yoder, George Hagan of Progressive Health Care, Ian Andersen of PH7 Architects, Kyle Schmitmeyer of RCS ConstructionAccording to records from Logan County Auditor Jack Reser’s office, Logan Acres’ fund is healthy. For the past four years, the operation has entered the new year with a cash reserve of more than $5 million which is enough to cover more than six months of operations.Logan Acres provides care options for long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, and outpatient therapy. It is a 5-star rated facility as noted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.A 2023 Community Health Assessment identified available services for senior adults as a priority, the commissioners report.“Findings of the assessment tell us that nearly one-third (30.5 percent) of households in the county have at least one adult age 65 or older,” Commissioners Mark Robinson, Joe Antram, and Mike Yoder said in a joint statement. “In addition, 18 percent of the county population is 65 or older, compared to the state average. There are indicators that this trend will only continue. We know that families do not always take responsibility for their senior family members and guardianship issues continue to escalate in our county. Many senior adults and families face increased challenges in finding answers for adult daycare, transportation, food insecurities, affordable and appropriate housing, isolation, depression, and mental health. All these issues contribute to the need for expansion of services at the Logan Acres to aid in filling these gaps in services for the residents of Logan County,” the commissioners said.Progressive Health recently said that during the past few years, it became apparent the needs of our community are growing and more support for residents and families facing this very difficult disease are necessary, the company reports. Many times family members are driving out of the area to visit their loved ones in other communities because the local options are full.“Logan Acres can currently serve 12 residents with dedicated memory care services, but with this expansion, our capacity will grow to 27 and we will have more availability for people who need inpatient memory care services.” Progressive Health’s Logan Acres Administrator Lorraine Fischio said. “This will also give current residents and families additional options when faced with an unexpected change in condition. It has always been our desire to walk alongside the people of Logan County to support their healthcare needs. We are proud of our dedicated team of healthcare professionals who deliver outstanding service and look forward to many more years of providing exceptional patient-centered care for our community members in need.”The memory care expansion is a 9,472-square-foot facility designed by PH7. The firm also designed a Porte-Cochere addition for the main front entrance of Logan Acres which allows community members to drive into a covered area and drop off residents and patients with better protection from the elements.PH7 drew from successful design cues of the original Alzheimer’s and dementia care wing at Logan Acres which includes an abundance of natural light and private dining within the household.The project’s de-institutionalized environment allows for less agitation and closer interaction between caregiver and resident. It also expands a secured courtyard, enabling residents the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, including outdoor dining.