Long-term care facility expands

Margaret "Missy" Wright, president of the long-term care resident council at Wrangell Medical Center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon last Thursday for the four-room expansion at the facility, bringing it to 18 beds. "We are just so excited to be able to expand and provide additional services for our elders," said Kay Turner, the unit's administrator. "Long-term care is such a need in Southeast." The facility serves local residents and people from throughout the region. The unit includes restaurant-style dining, a robust activities schedule and 24-hour access to medical services. It is located in the back of the medical center. SEARHC broke ground last June on the 1,800-square-foot addition. "This is their home," Turner said of the long-term care residents. "That's what it should be. We work in their home."


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