[custom_frame_right]Dodge Park Rest Home[/custom_frame_right]
By Brian Goslow


The owners of the Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club have announced plans to construct a two-building nursing and rest home complex for Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers.

The 82-unit Oasis at Dodge Park will be built across the street from the current Randolph Road facility, on the site of the former Odd Fellows Home, a local landmark built in the 1800s that has gone unused for two decades and will soon be demolished to make way for the new facility.

Construction of Oasis at Dodge Park will start this fall with the opening scheduled for October 2014.

“We found an increased need for individuals with memory impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s to be cared for in a setting and environment that is not a nursing home,” said co-owner and executive director Micha Shalev. “Most of those people we have right now, at Dodge Park, and those people who would be across the street, are people that would not be able to be cared for in assisted living. They need a higher level of care and they need better direct-care staffing in order to accommodate their activity of daily living.”

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