Odessa Orchard Park nears completionOdessa Orchard Park nears completionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=76912013-04-18T11:49:00Z2013-04-15T00:00:00Z

ODESSA - Orchard Park Assisted Living and Memory Care, located at 8050 Dr. Emmet Headlee Rd., has been under construction since April 2012, and even though the facility is almost complete, it may be a bit longer before the facility officially opens.

The facility, which aims to house 100 residents when completed, is just waiting for some last-minute touches to be completed to ensure the safety of its residents, according to Susan Martin, the executive director of the facility.

It will have 50 units for assisted living and 40 units in its memory-care facility.

The memory care area of the facility plans to use validation therapy where caregivers will validate what Alzheimer’s and dementia residents are going through. Caregivers of the facility are excited to be using this type of therapy as they say they have seen the most results with it.

Once the construction is completely finished, the facility will bring in three residents and begin the survey process in order to receive their licensure with the State of Texas.

Martin expects this process to last anywhere between two weeks to a month. Once that is complete they will start accepting residents until they reach capacity.

Odessa American
Senior Living
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