With construction on Rosen Place on 8th getting closer to completion, Mountrail County Health Center has added Tanya Loock to the staff to serve as the facility’s director. Loock will start full-time in the position this week after completing her paraprofessional position with the Stanley School District at the end of the school year.
A native of Stanley, Loock moved back to the Stanley area in January and is currently living in her home in Parshall Bay, although she is considering other options that would move her even closer to Stanley.
Loock has been a nurse for 24 years with a four year BSN from Minot State. In addition to nursing, her past experience also includes four years managing Mapleview Memory Care, the Alzheimer’s unit in conjunction with The View assisted living in Minot.
She says that assistant living is a great service to be able to offer in Stanley, as it serves as that step between living in your home and possible nursing home care. For the most part, many of the tenants are pretty independent but they find that they have needs that require additional services. That could be making sure they are taking medications on the right schedules, transportation needs to and from appointments and more.
As the facility director, she will coordinate the cares needed for those persons renting the units. She will oversee the hiring and management of staff for the facility. She is excited to take over this new position, saying she loves working with the elderly. She looks forward to offering activities like tea parties, fall festivals and maybe coordinating visits with school students in addition the day to day needs of her position.
Adding Rosen Place to the MCHC campus is a logical addition. Centennial Court apartments are designed for totally independent living with call button emergency services. Assisted living provides 24/7 staffing with universal workers that can help with medication aide, housekeeping, activities, dietary needs and more. Loock says they will be able to provide individualized contract services to meet the needs of the tenants. She says that the combination of the clinic, hospital, nursing home and aquatic center all tied together with assisted living is a great feature.
Loock says that she loves her hometown and is dedicated to make Rosen Place amazing. She is excited to see it come to completion. Living and working in Stanley is a great fit with her with family still here, including a sister and her daughter who work in the schools. Her parents, Dave and Ardis Loock, were long-time Stanley residents and she says they still look at Stanley as home as well.
MCHC Foundation Director/P.R. and Marketing Director/Administrator in Training Steph Everett says, “We are excited to have Tanya Loock join our Mountrail County Health Center team as our Rosen Place on 8th Assisted Living Director. She brings with her several years of knowledge working in a facility such as this. It’s even more special since Tanya grew up here in Stanley and knows the residents she will be taking care of. She will go above and beyond our expectations and make Rosen Place on 8th the best place to live!”
Rosen Place has 14 apartments, five two bedroom and nine one bedroom units. Two of those two bedroom units are fully ADA accessible. There are washers and dryers in each of the units. They are stackable units in all but the ADA units, where they are side by side appliances. They are located in the bathrooms in the two bedroom units and a separate space in the one bedroom units. Units feature vaulted ceilings in the living room. Units have their own heating and cooling thermostats as well. Each apartment has nurse call services. They also have a lock box for medication storage for tenants that need assistance with their meds.
Vaulted ceilings are also an architectural feature in the main hallways. Hallways between the units are wide enough to accommodate two electric wheelchairs meeting.
There are common areas in the facility that include a community kitchen where tenants will be served their meals throughout the day. With full kitchens in each apartment, tenants also have the option of preparing their own meals.
The main entrance to the facility will come off the parking lot. Mailboxes will be located by the main door. There is controlled access at that main door. Tenants will have their own fobs to open the doors and they will be able to buzz in visitors.
Besides the large open community room space there is also a family room that will have a fireplace, bookcases and French doors to provide a smaller private gathering space when families visit.
The completion date for construction is set for August. An open house will be scheduled as the opening dates get closer.
Anyone looking for more information on the apartments can contact Kelly Gustavson, Director of Social Services at Mountrail County Health Center at 628-2442, Ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org until May 28. After that they will contact Tanya Loock at 628-2442, Ext. 153 or at email@example.com. There are still nine one bedroom and three two bedroom units available.
This article is republished with the gracious consent of the Mountrail County Promoter.
This article was edited on June 10, 2019 to update the completion date of construction.