New skilled nursing facility accepting patients in Caldwell

CALDWELL—Copperas Hollow Nursing and Rehabilitation has been given the go ahead to begin accepting residents for long-term care in Caldwell.

"We are very excited about joining the local healthcare community," Gary Blake, owner, said. "We're a highly motivated organization with innovative ideas and traditional values in caregiving for seniors."

The 90-bed facility officially opened its doors to accept residents on May 15.

Administrator is Ron Blasig and staff members include the following: Charlotte Schnerr, business office; Janet Muhlendorf, director of nurses; Carolyn Littrell, dietary supervisor; Joseph Byrne, admissions and public relations; Kim Drosche, activities; Kathy Young, laundry and housekeeping.

"The place is so nice," said Blasig, who has been working with long-term care for almost a decade. "It's like getting a brand new car with the new look and smell. We are excited about taking care of Caldwell area seniors who need long term care."

Blake said residents will enjoy not only a new environment but also a great deal of attention to patient care.

"New technology and rapidlychanging rehabilitation methods have brought nursing homes out of the institutional environment that was prevalent in the past few decades," he said.

"A long w ith the grow th in treatment advances, nursing homes, including the Caldwell facility, are bringing meal service and activities into a new era," Blake said.

More information is available at 979-567-4300, fax 979-567- 4315.

Copperas Hollow Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located 345 Country Club Drive.

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