RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Orchard, a premier continuing care retirement community located in Ridgeland, recently announced plans to construct a new 40-unit memory care facility as a part of a $37.5 million investment and expansion program financed by SunTrust Banks. The funding also will allow The Orchard to refresh existing community spaces with cosmetic upgrades.
Replacing the existing 13-unit facility, the new development will significantly enhance the community’s ability to provide memory care services for local residents. The expansion will allow The Orchard to accept male residents in need of memory care – an option not available with the current facility due to size and design restrictions. The state-of-the-art project will feature more indoor and outdoor community spaces designed with memory care residents in mind.
“We are excited about positioning The Orchard to better serve the community,” notes Sharon Sullivan, The Orchard Executive Director. “Our new memory care unit not only will be able to accommodate male residents, but it also will have the capability to better serve residents in the more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.”
Construction of the planned facility, designed by DIGroup Architects, is slated to begin this summer, with estimated completion in the summer of 2020.