New skilled nursing facility to be called The Neighborhoods at Brookview

Posted: 12/10/2012

This rendering depcits The Neighborhoods at Brookview upon completion. Construction is currently over 55% complete at Brookings Health System’s new skilled nursing facility, scheduled to open summer 2013.Brookings Health System has selected The Neighborhoods at Brookview as the name for the new skilled nursing facility, currently under construction and scheduled to open summer 2013.

“The name pays tribute to our past, embracing the reputation for high-quality care that Brookview Manor has built, while also looking forward to our future and the new social and household model of care we will provide within the new facility’s three neighborhoods,” said CEO and President Jason Merkley.

The construction, which is currently over 55% complete, is phase two of Brookings Health System’s overall Master Campus Plan. The 67,000 square feet structure will triple the existing space at the current facility, Brookview Manor.

Brookings Health System is building a pod-style facility with three distinct neighborhoods. Each neighborhood will consist of two households. Each household will accommodate 13 residents with a total of 26 residents per neighborhood. The neighborhoods and households will include kitchen and living spaces as well as private family dining rooms, spa areas and other amenities.

Centrally located between and connecting the three neighborhoods will be Town Center. Town Center will be the heart of social activity within The Neighborhoods at Brookview and act as the community’s Main Avenue. Here residents will gather for social interaction with each other and loved ones, including religious services, coffee, and purchasing sundries. Areas to be incorporated into the Town Center include:

  • Country Store
  • Café
  • Library with Internet Café
  • Chapel
  • Beauty/Barber Shop with Manicure Station
  • Large Gathering Hall
  • Lobby and Lounge Area
  • Administration Offices

The Neighborhoods at Brookview will initiate a culture change, creating a home-like, neighborhood environment focused on residents. It will adopt the universal worker concept, diversifying staff’s capabilities and consistently assigning them with a small group of residents. With more space and respect for residents’ rights, Brookings Health System’s goal will be healthier residents and individually tailored care.

More information and graphic renderings detailing the new skilled nursing facility is available on Brookings Health System’s website, www.brookingshealth.org/phase2. Progress photos of the facility’s construction can also be found on Brookings Health System’s Facebook page.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.