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December 9, 2016—Perry, GA—Church Home Rehabilitation and Healthcare announced the opening of phase 2 in its LifeSpring section. The 6,300 square feet addition includes 10 new resident rooms dedicated to offering short-term, in-patient rehabilitation services for the community. The increase also includes additional physical therapy, dining, and common areas.

Opening of this unit now completes a five-year effort to completely renovate the Church Home and add two wings in the newly created LifeSpring rehabilitation area. The combined Church Home and LifeSpring areas now total 75 skilled nursing beds for long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, and hospice care. In 2012, the Church Home received a complete renovation. Fourteen new rooms were later added In 2014.

“This is a landmark day,” according to Chip Bishop, Chairman of Church Home Rehabilitation and Healthcare, LLC Board of Managers. “The completion of the renovation and additions to the Church Home is a great achievement. The Church is honored to serve the middle Georgia community by offering high quality, compassionate care through our skilled-nursing facilities.”

Kathy Gibbs, Administrator of Church Home/LifeSpring stated, “Our focus with the new LifeSpring addition will be short-term rehabilitation for patients recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery. Many times these patients are discharged from the hospital, but still require skilled nursing care before returning to their homes. Our goal is to assist these individuals in recovering as quickly and thoroughly as possible, and then return to the community.”

International City Builders in Warner Robins, GA served as the general contractor on the latest addition. Architectural services were provided by JMA Architecture based in Perry, GA.

The history of Church Home traces its roots to 1939 when Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church purchased a farm in Peach and Houston counties, and began offering services to care for the elderly. Over time, the Church Home has undergone a number of improvements. Church Home has been recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Five Star Overall facility based on its quality of care. Most recently, Church Home was rated by US News & World Report as one of the Best Nursing Homes in America.

Media Contact:

Glenn B. Smith, Chief Operating Officer

Church Home Rehabilitation & Healthcare LLC

(478) 987-1239 office

(478) 747-6539 cell