Patients have been moving in the newly finished Trinity Health long-term care facility and the building, according to township officials, will be open for business June 15.
"They are in the process of transitioning patients and some staff right now," Township Planning Director Sean O'Neil said. "I've been told the facility will be fully operational and opened for care Friday."
will be owned and operated by Trinity Senior Living Communities, a part of the Trinity Health System which is the parent company of St. Joseph Mercy. It will include approximately 77,000 square feet of space off Elizabeth Lake Road south of Highland Road, near .
This site will be a replacement facility for the in Royal Oak which is closing. The move is being made because there is no ability to expand at the existing Royal Oak site, said Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing Kelly Gasior last year in . Patients from Sanctuary at Alexander are being moved to the White Lake facility now.
According to Gasior Sanctuary at White Lake will have dedicated wings for both short-term rehabilitation and wellness needs, such as joint replacement or bone strengthening, and one for long-term care. The long-term care rooms will be reserved for traditional “nursing home” residents. All rooms are private and the beds are approved for both private pay and Medicaid/Medicare residents.
The facility will also include a therapy room, fitness center, walking center and many other modern amenities.