Aspirus Langlade Hospital Breaks Ground on $4.2 million Rosalia Gardens Addition

Officials from Aspirus Langlade Hospital Monday broke ground on a $4.2 million addition to Rosalia Gardens, with Hospital Administrator Dave Schneider calling the assisted living facility an opportunity to see God in action.

Schneider was joined by representatives of the design team, hospital board of directors, medical staff and Sisters Dolores Demulling, Adele Demulling and Jean Bricco of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph at the event, which included music and a brief service.

It’s a great service and it is really who we are at Aspirus Langlade Hospital and Rosalia Gardens. There is no greater calling, no greater purpose, Schneider said, adding that the facility is blessed with a great staff and residents. If you want to see God in action, step inside and see what happens in this facility. We are very proud of what you do.

The 19,022 square-foot project will provide 25 additional private rooms, dedicated hospice rooms, expansion of the adult day care as well as private and communal dining with several options and venues for residents to enjoy.

This is an exciting project, Schneider said. It’s a great project for the hospital and the community.

The design of the facility supports a social household model that promotes dignity, independence and respect, Schneider said. Additionally, the plan includes separate living room and den areas, a country kitchen and a spa that includes a hair salon. The building will be monitored and secured with a state of the art nurse call and wayfinding management system.

The existing Rosalia Gardens space that includes 18 residences will be transitioned to Memory Care.

We have carefully planned this project with the project architects, Community Living Solutions, input from our current residents and their families, and front line staff to incorporate the very latest in assisted living best practices and functional work space. Safety, freedom and resident choice are at the heart of our planning, Schneider said.

The decision to add additional space to the existing structure came after reviewing the results of a comprehensive feasibility study.

The demand is growing, Schneider said.

Construction of the new facility is scheduled for completion in October, 2017.

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Officials from Aspirus Langlade Hospital, the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph and Rosalia Gardens throw ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt into the air to mark the start of a $4.2 million expansion project.

Source: Antigo Daily Journal