New Age of Senior Care, an assisted living facility located at 1074 Hyacinth Place, received final approval at the Tuesday, June 9 meeting of the Wellington Village Council to increase its size and add 50 percent more patients.
No members of the public spoke at the hearing, but Councilman John McGovern had questions about parking at the facility and visiting hours.
The facility currently occupies three condominiums in the four-unit building on 0.52 acres. The small, local senior care facility will increase its residency from 14 to 21 patients.
“I drove by today, and I had concerns,” McGovern said, asking for more information on the site’s parking situation.
New Age of Senior Care provides on-site parking for nine vehicles, plus one handicapped space, which exceeds the code requirement of eight. There is room for an additional three paved spots that are paved but not currently striped.
The keypad-access-protected secure operation opened in 2013 as a Class 2A congregate living facility for Alzheimer’s patients who require some assistance in their daily activities. They have never had parking issues.
The new Class 2B designation, the third in the village, allows the facility to have plans drawn up to expand into the fourth condominium, creating a total of 21 permanent beds and one short-term-care bed, with internal connections throughout the facility.
During the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. four staff members are present, with two working the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. The staff practices carpooling, and none of the residents are permitted cars. Visitors and doctors may visit anytime, but a schedule of appointments is typically used.
“Don’t get me wrong; it is very successful,” McGovern said. “It is beneficial to the community. It is located on a highly traveled road with a park right near it. The parking is functional.”
After the parking discussion, the measure passed unanimously.