An opening date for the $58 million facility hasn’t been
finalized but it will be this fall, Murray said. Residents will
be admitted over time, with full residency achieved well into
2022, he said. Staff needed to accommodate the residents will
likewise be added as more residents move in. At full occupancy
the operation will employ 175 people, boosting the local
economy and providing more reasons for people to work
here instead of outside the county.
Featuring military colors of shades of tan, blue and crisp
white accented with orange, the state-of-the-art home for 120
offers a comfortable, home-like setting inside and out on 28.5
acres. Patios for each of the wings give the residents a place
outside where they can read, talk with others or enjoy some
time alone in the fresh air. Each patio has raised garden beds
for flowers or vegetables — whatever the residents want to
grow and/or maintain.
Heroes Hall is the welcome center and community gathering
place from which the two large residential wings, each
with three halls, extend. Inside the hall, residents can visit
the large St. Lucie Room for gatherings and entertainment or
look at local memorabilia and art displayed there. They can
get a haircut in the salon, eat at the café or draw comfort from
the quiet of a peaceful chapel.
Sitting areas with chairs, couches or tables are scattered
here and there — in Heroes Hall foyer, between hallways,
on patios, making it easy to gab with friends or have more
private conversations with family. Fireplaces with electric
logs and gracefully curved chimneys soaring upward to high
ceilings are welcoming places to relax. Clerestory windows
high above illuminate with sunlight.
Special attention to social needs gives the home several >>
and lounge area has
televisions and lots
of natural light.
The nursing home has its
own memorials for veterans.
20 Port St. Lucie Magazine