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Groundbreaking: Stonehenge of American Fork

The owners of two Utah senior care facilities plan to break ground on May 12 for a third project in American Fork.

Stonehenge, a Utah firm owned by Utah County residents, plans to have Stonehenge of American Fork complete by July 1 of next year. It will measure 53,600 square feet and be located a t 532 S 500 E.

Stonehenge partner Cory Robison said in an e-mail that Stonehenge of American Fork will be a provider of Medicare (short-term rehabilitation and transitional care between hospital and home) in its east wing. Each of the 30 rooms will be a private with their own bathroom and showering amenitites. Thirty-two semi-private beds will be available for Medicaid long-term residents. Each of those rooms will have a private space. Sixteen private rooms will be available for long-term care patients.

Robison said the facility will provide 24-hour nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speedh therapy, dining and individualized meals, recreational activities, housekeeping, laundry and medical transportation. All rooms will have their own TV and personal telephone.

Stonhenge already operates a 36-bed facility lin Orem and a 30-bed center in Richfield.

"As we looked at the demographics, north Utah Count is growing and we felt it was an appropriate time for more skilled nursing beds in north Utah County, " Robison said.

Lane Lythgoe is the architect on the American Fork project, and was the architect on the Orem and Richfield centers as well. The contractor is Scale Construction, which built the Orem and Richfield facilities, will be the general contractor. Robison said a large local back, along with SBA participation, will be financing the project.

Most residents fo the short-term rehabilitation wing will use ther Medicare benefit or Medicare insurance plan to pay their rent at the facility.

"Their cost is primarily paid for by the coverage they have." Robison said. "However, they may have a deductible or co-insurance that they may have to pay. Generally speaking, most if not all of their stay is covered by Medicare or their insurance. For the Medicaid long-term section, the state of Utah pays for room and board minus the monthely amount that the patient can pay. If the patient has no monies or assets then Medicaid pays the entire amount. If the patient has money of $500 per month, they pay that to the facility and Medicaid picks up the difference. For the private pay long-term section, we have not yet determined the daily rate."

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