Supporters of the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice organization’s initiative to construct an assisted living facility scored a major victory in recent weeks when state officials issued a certificate of need for the proposed facility. According to state officials, there is a need of a 42 bed facility in the Bowling Green region.
With the certificate of need now behind them, supporters and advocates for the proposed facility are turning their attention to preliminary meetings with architects, contractors, research firms, and consultants.
Supporters of a proposed assisted living facility cleared a major hurdle recently when the facility was awarded a certificate of need by the State of Missouri.
As was previously reported by the Bowling Green Times, the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice organization had been seeking state approval to construct a licensed assisted living facility on the organization’s property south of Bowling Green.
“Without a doubt (we cleared a major hurdle),” Chris Deeken said. Deeken is the administrator of the Pike County Health Department, Home Health, and Hospice organization. “Without the certificate of need, we could not have gone any further with this facility.”
The state board that issues certificates of needs reviewed Pike County’s demographic information, which included age and population size, and determined that there was a need of a 15 bed assisted living facility within Pike County. When taking a regional approach, that need had grown to 42 beds.
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