A second dining area and a nurses' station are being added onto the north wing to offer enhanced care to its residents. The Board has been thinking and planning an addition for about three years now. The addition is another step toward providing the best in community-based quality care, which is the mission of the non-profit Care Center. Cost estimate for the addition is around $400,000.
Presently, there is one main nurses' desk in the heart of the building. Having a second nurses' desk in the north wing of the assisted living area will provide for improved ease of service. A smaller dining area for the 21-bed assisted living area will also be used for birthday parties or gathering of families for visiting.
Ebert Construction of Marcus will serve as the general contractor for the project., and Marcus Lumber Company and Schmillen Construction of Marcus are among the subcontractors.
The volunteer directors of Heartland will soon introduce the "Heartland Horizons" campaign , which will give supporters the opportunity to be a part of the ongoing progress at Heartland. In this way, the campaign will provide needed assistance to purchase equipment/furnishings for the addition. Individuals or groups are encouraged to support the campaign.
The Heartland Care Center was built in 1994, with the help of over 600 contributors from Marcus and the surrounding area. The home has been full the great majority of the time as it has a strong support system from around the area.
Those serving on the Board of Directors are Steve Smith, Stan Nervig, Judy Letsche, Clarise Wiese, Darrell Downs, Bob Leavitt, Jean Hueser, Dennis Brady and Jeff Middlestadt.