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Feb. 1, 2013

Brookdale Senior Living Therapy Clinics Upgraded; Historic Building Becomes Medical Office Suite

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor

Robycross, a national retirement community and healthcare center renovation company, has announced completing work started in mid-2012 on eight Brookdale Senior Living communities in North Carolina. Through upgrade work executed by Robycross, Brookdale’s communities—four of which are located in Metrolina—now boast renovated and upgraded therapy clinics.

The new Innovative Senior Care (ISC) clinics can be found in greater Charlotte area communities, examples of which include Clare Bridge of Asheville, Salisbury Gardens, Sterling House of Shelby and the Carriage Club of Charlotte.

ISC clinics are central to the senior-living style Brookdale offers, as they provide techniques for pain and disability prevention and promote functional independence via traditional therapy, as well as less conventional routines—such as Tai Chi, massage therapy and chair yoga.

An example of the type of renovation and upgrade work done by Robycross can be seen at the Carriage Club of Charlotte—a 44-acre rental retirement community with independent living, personalized assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and skilled nursing housing options in apartments and villas.

At the Carriage Club of Charlotte, Robycross worked on two ISC therapy clinics. One located in the independent living clubhouse was doubled in size from 528 square feet to 1,440 square feet, while another 972-square-foot clinic with state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment was added by converting existing space.

In other news, Capital City Bank—the banking subsidiary of Capital Bank Financial Corp. (formerly North American Financial Holdings Inc.)—has announced May 2013 as the expected date of completion for the historic Biltmore School Building revitalization and redevelopment in Asheville, N.C.

The $12 million project undertaken by local real estate firm Biltmore Property Group and North Carolina contractor Beverly-Grant Inc. is already well underway, with over 47,000 square feet of the building already redeveloped and leased. Built in 1927, the 58,000-square-foot property was home to Biltmore High School, Biltmore Elementary School and UNC-Asheville, but fell into disuse for ten years. Several attempts of revitalization failed.

The currently undertaken revamp, which has involved some demolition work as well, has given Biltmore Building a new life as a state-of-the-art medical office building.

Photo courtesy of Mefi Franco’s Facebook page

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