2012-08-16 / News

New Hope Assisted Living construction on schedule


SAGINAW TWP. – A new assisted living facility located on Center Road in Saginaw Township is halfway through the construction process after breaking ground less than five months ago.

Located near the intersection of McCarty and Center Road, the New Hope Valley Assisted Living Home is scheduled to be complete and open by Jan. 1, 2013.

K. Rumi Shahzad, managing director of the home, said that while the dry weather lately has been a burden on local farmers, for the new facility’s construction, it has been a blessing.

The facility is planned to be more than 27,000 square-feet in size and will have 45 beds for residents. It is owned and operated by New Hope Partners, LLC, which is made up of eight local residents.

“When we sat down as a group and formed New Hope Partners, we asked what are things that matter most to us,” Shahzad said. “We said we are going to use local work – be it our designers, our engineers, our suppliers, our employees. There is a tremendous amount of talent here locally.”

Shahzad said New Hope Partners has hired all local contractors and sub-contractors to complete the facility and that Saginaw Township was the “perfect place” for their facility.

“We are here and are part of the community,” he said. “There are wonderful senior living facilities here, but for us the focus is that we are locally owned and operated.”

New Hope Valley will be the first assisted living facility in Michigan to adopt the use of smart phones and tablets for their employees as a nurse call station, Shahzad said.

“We have signed up with leading edge technology providers to ensure our direct care partners have the world class tools at their fingertips to support the resident’s needs,” he said. “We also want to focus on non-pharmacological behavioral solutions for our residents and intend to provide our employees and residents with cutting edge technology to achieve this goal.”

The facility will employ between 30 to 40 people, including a chef, activities director and administrators.

Shahzad said New Hope Valley will be an eco-system environment community to serve the physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of the facility’s residents by incorporating elements like life-long learning classes, gardening areas and other “key ingredients to making a person happy and really satisfied.”

For more information, visit www.newhopevalley.us.

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