Sundt Breaks Ground on Alzheimer's and Skilled Nursing Center
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM Sundt Construction, Inc. breaks ground on the new Alzheimer's and Skilled Nursing Facility at New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The state of New Mexico selected Sundt as the General Contractor for the $23.5 million project.
The 86,000-square-foot residential development includes a 39-bed special care Alzheimer's unit and a 20-bed skilled nursing section for residents requiring physical rehabilitation or higher levels of nursing care. The facility also will feature a therapy pool piped with natural healing waters from the hot springs of New Mexico.
"The city has been working with the State of New Mexico for more than eight years to make this project a reality, as more than 70 percent of the existing patients at the New Mexico State Veterans Home suffer from some form of dementia or Alzheimer's," said Sundt Project Director Joseph Riccillo. "Once completed, the facility will provide all of the necessary amenities these patients desperately need."
Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and extend to the beginning of 2017. The facility is expected to receive LEED Silver certification.