A modern facility dedicated to dementia care and education may soon see construction in Phoenix.
The nonprofit Hospice of the Valley, which is also based in Phoenix, says the project will go up near the intersection of E. Indian School Road and N. 44th Street on the northeast side of the city.
The site formerly belonged to the Scottsdale Unified School District.
Ten beds in the center will be dedicated for people needing hospice care, while a dozen beds will be reserved for those with mild or advanced dementia.
Plans also call for the creation of a café for visitors to the center, as well as a conference room capable of accommodating up to 100 people.
Work is expected to begin on the facility later this winter, with a summer completion date.
Founded in 1977, Hospice of the Valley has facilities up and running in Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe. Last year it provided care for up to 18,000 people.
by Garry Boulard