PILOT GROVE – Over the last six months, Katy Manor in Pilot Grove has undertaken a huge renovation project to give their 60 bed nursing and rehabilitation facility a fresh remodel that included changes to both the inside and outside of the facility. To celebrate the completion of this project, Katy Manor is hosting an Open House on April 20, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the community to tour the facility and check out the beautiful, finished remodel.

“This was quite an undertaking with all the construction, but our staff did a wonderful job working around the construction crews and did not miss a beat in providing the quality care our residents deserve,” said Christi McKinney, Katy Manor Administrator. “We are so thrilled with the how beautiful this project turned. The residents are truly enjoying the extra sitting areas, remodeled bath/shower rooms and beautiful décor.”

The update has brought a new feel to Katy Manor. The outside renovations included adding a circular drive with a large portico to protect residents, family and visitors from the outdoor elements and re-designing the water feature to include a wraparound patio with multiple sitting areas. The renovations inside the facility included updating the main entrance with automatic sliding doors and giving the main lobby an extensive renovation. This included relocating the nurse’s station to provide a larger seating area and game tables for the residents. The residents also are enjoying the renovated dining room that now has a bistro area with snacks and ice cream that are available 24 hours a day. Other renovations include updating all three bath/shower rooms, new lighting, flooring, hand rails and resident room doors throughout the facility.   

Katy Manor was built in 1989 because of a shared community interest in locating a skilled nursing facility to southwest Cooper County. Katy Manor is owned by the Cooper County Nursing Home District and operated by Tiffany Care Centers. Since 1989, Katy Manor has seen several updates, both physically and operationally with the addition of the third resident room wing, activities room, outdoor covered patio and the implementation of using electronic medical records. According to Lyle Aggeler, Cooper County Nursing Home District Board President, “As a board, we feel it is our responsibility to invest in Katy Manor to ensure that our residents have the most updated amenities possible. This is their home and we need to make sure we maintain and update this wonderful facility for them so it continues to be an asset to residents in Cooper County.”  

Everyone from the community is invited to come tour the facility on April 20 at the Open House.