Evans Memorial Home breaks ground on 'Memory Support'

CRESCO - Evans Memorial Home hosted a ground-breaking ceremony last Wednesday for its Memory Support assisted living addition.
Rachel Bowser, the administrator at Evans Memorial Home and Cresco Assisted Living campus, gave introductory remarks.
“We are excited to gather together to announce an enhancement to the levels of care we offer on our campus,” Bowser said. “We currently provide independent living, assisted living, as well as skilled and long-term nursing care. Our groundbreaking today celebrates the expansion of our campus to include memory care. This will allow us to serve a new population that is impacted by dementia or other cognitive disorders. 
“Persons with dementia or other cognitive disorders are a population with very few resources currently available in our community. We hope to provide relief to families and to provide kind, compassionate care to those in need of memory support,” Bowser said.
Jarry Hughes, Board president, addressed the crowd. He acknowledged the Board members to a round of applause.
“I would like to thank all of the Board members for the work it's taken to get to this place,” he said.
Hughes talked about the origin of Evans Memorial Home.
“Dave Evans originally donated money to start the facility here,” Hughes said. “It was given to the city, and the city didn’t know what to do with the property. At that time, nursing homes were in houses. The community stepped up and started this organization, and it’s been phenomenal for the community and really done more than Dave Evans would have imagined. 
“The number of levels of care has changed as the needs of the community have changed. Today, we are on the verge of starting a memory care unit, which is going to fill in a definite void in the community," Hughes said.

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