The beginning stages of an ambitious project to build a retirement living community in Cary, Illinois, are underway and experts say that it may completed by December of 2011. The Northwest Herald reports that by the time it is finished, the center will contain 80 units.
According to the news source, the rooms will serve a wide variety of purposes.
The center is expected to be the first of its kind in the village, and 59 of the rooms are going to be assisted living units which will feature one or two bedrooms. The additional 21 rooms will specialize in memory care for Alzheimer's patients.
"It is a great project," village administrator Cameron Davis told the news provider. "It'll be great to be able to retain some members of our senior population."
Officials in Cary may be attempting to get ahead of the expected growth of the senior citizen population in the coming years, which may lead to a demand for more assisted living. According to the National Center for Assisted Living, approximately 900,000 individuals reside in an assisted living setting in the United States