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Derby's Glen Carr House to open third building in November

Thursday, August 30 2012 12:00 AM

Derby’s Glen Carr House to open third building in November 

  • The Wichita Eagle

  • Randy Roatch and Jason Wiley thought they had a good business plan for their Glen Carr House project in Derby.

    But the executives from Oxford Management Group didn’t expect the level of demand they have seen for the residences they are building for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

    “We’re 18 months ahead on the project because Phase I filled so quickly,” Roatch, Oxford president, said.

    The company announced Tuesday that the first two Glen Carr House residences are fully occupied. A third residence will open Nov. 1., followed by a fourth residence opening in December.

    “That shows some very positive feedback and acceptance from the community that we filled as quickly as we did,” Roatch said.

    Glen Carr House is located at 1437 N. Hamilton. Its first two buildings opened late last year. Plans call for it to comprise six, 12-suite buildings on a five-acre site, built in three phases. The entire project will cost $8 million.

    Paul Gray is the general contractor and the architect is Health Facilities Group.

    Roatch said with the openings of the third and fourth residences, the company is looking to hire 20 to 25 more employees, including certified nurse aides, certified medical assistants, nurses, activities directors and cooks.

    Glen Carr currently employs about 30 people. Roatch and Wiley said Glen Carr’s caregivers hold certified dementia practitioner certificates.

    Roatch and Wiley wouldn’t commit to exact dates for building and opening the fifth and sixth residences.

    Roatch said half of the suites in the third residence have been pre-leased.

    Wichita-based Oxford also owns an assisted-living center in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and plans to build a senior living community at NewMarket Square.

    For more information about Glen Carr, call 316-788-9999.

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