Assisted living beds doubling

Published May 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

NEW HARTFORD — Presbyterian Residential Community is nearly doubling the number of beds available in its assisted living program.

In December, the state Department of Health approved a conversion of 36 adult home beds into assisted living program beds. Upon completion of the conversion next year, there will be 78 assisted living program beds and 18 adult home beds at Presbyterian Residential Community. 

“The landscape of health care is changing and we have responded to better serve our community,” said Michelle Cole, Presbyterian Residential Community’s administrator. “Our approach and this expansion support independence and allow individuals to stay active and remain in this level of care longer.”