Close to Home operates innovative, affordable assisted living facilities that provide senior citizens home-like independence with the security of 24-hour a day access to licensed nurses and experienced caregivers. As the demand for assisted living facilities continues to increase, Close to Home saw the need for a new, quality assisted living facility in Brown County. Finance Fund Capital Corporation (FCAP) provided Close to Home’s affiliate, Close to Home IV, with a $1,500,000 Community Facilities loan to purchase a 42-acre site and needed equipment for the Brown County facility.
On Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th, Close to Home IV held an open house to celebrate the project’s grand opening, an approximately 40,000 sq. ft. assisted living facility containing 47 housing units. The units vary in size and design. Each includes a living space, a bedroom, a private bathroom and adequate closet space. There are rooms for singles, couples and even a few that allow pets.
This beautifully decorated facility offers a variety of services such as contracted medical/rehabilitative services, personal care assistance, medication management, pharmacy services, physician visits, and dietitian-advised home-cooked meals. Close to Home IV provides the comfort of home to its residents with comfortable TV lounges, a multimedia library, a billiard room, movie theatre, ice cream parlor, a chapel, a beauty and barber shop, a wellness center, walking trails, and more. Daily scheduled activities help to support the residents’ independent, physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual needs.
Located in a highly distressed area with a poverty rate of 44%, almost 75% of the senior citizens that reside at Close to Home IV are low to moderate income individuals. Unlike many surrounding counties, Close to Home IV accepts the State of Ohio Assisted Living Waiver Program through the Area of Aging District 7, making affordable housing with personal and health-related services available to seniors through Medicaid. Close to Home IV created 28 jobs for local residents.