Complex set to bring 25+ jobs
Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The new senior living facility in Brewton will bring an estimated 20 new jobs, Country Place Senior Living CEO and Founder Jack West said at a Friday groundbreaking ceremony.
Motorists travelling Belleville Avenue will continue to noticed the ongoing construction in the lot across the street from Brewton Elementary School. The site will serve seniors wishing to reside in the “serene setting of the country and are looking for professional care.”
The facility, which was announced at the end of September, will feature 24 suites designed so that every senior’s residence is within 150 feet of a common space.
West credited former state economic development advisor Seth Hammett with brining the company to Brewton.
“He introduced us to several Alabama cities, and he we are,” he said after speaking of the company’s current sites in Foley and Fairhope, a recent opening in Greenville and upcoming locations in Andalusia and Atmore.
“Right now, here (in Brewton), we’re looking at 20-25 employees, maybe more,” West said. “When you factor in the facility is operated 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, it adds up to a lot of jobs.”
Country Place Senior Living staff is trained to professionally assist residents with medication management, incontinence care, bathing, grooming, dressing, oxygen assistance and other special needs tasks. The residence will also offer nightly safety checks, laundry and housekeeping services and the opportunity to enjoy three home-cooked meals. The residence will also offer life enrichment programs that will enhance residents’ lives socially, culturally, spiritually and recreationally.
“We say that residents will write two checks – one to us and one to the phone company,” West said of the living experience.
City officials, which included Mayor Yank Lovelace and Councilman Fred Barton, welcomed the company to Brewton.
“We’re happy to have you here,” Lovelace said. “It’s a wonderful spot and we know (the company) will really add to the city.”
Construction time will vary from eight to 10 months, depending on the weather.
Monthly lease rates are not dependent on income and deposits may be accepted as early as six months before opening, company officials said.
For more information about the property, contact the company’s regional manager for the Brewton area, Cecile Godfrey, at 251-597-9245.