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Building Project FAQs

The primary components of the project involve new construction of a CCDI
(Chronic Confusing Demented Illness) unit, to include 16 private rooms with a
secure outdoor courtyard…and renovation of existing space into 28 Assisted
Living (AL) apartments. Other improvements will include relocation of the
commercial kitchen as well as other services currently offered.

To be a true ‘Continuing Care Community,’ it is important to have the range of services needed throughout the entire aging process. We have Independent Living, which is just that – for those who can still live on their own but want to downsize and have us ‘do the work for me.’ We have full nursing care, which requires the ultimate care along the spectrum of needs. What we DON’T have is the step in between – Assisted Living. You still have some semblance of independence, but we will do some of the things you’re unable to do, such as cooking, keeping meds organized, your laundry or perhaps some of the housekeeping.

Memory Care (the CCDI component) is becoming more and more necessary in long-term care, as an increasing number of persons are being diagnosed with a dementing illness. Simply put, we want to provide the type of care needed at all levels of the process.

As the project moved forward, unfortunately so too did the costs. There are numerous reasons for that, but the fact is that the project is in the neighborhood of $18,000,000. In addition to financing received, we have raised approximately $3.5 million in charitable giving.

Groundbreaking actually happened in early November 2021. Assuming all goes according to plan, portions of the project will be completed by late ’22 or early ‘23. The timeline for the entire project indicates completion by the summer of ’23.

Our advancement office (Larry Swartzendruber and executive director Jeffrey Schmidt) would love to discuss this with you!  Both can be reached at 319.656.2421, ext. 149 (Larry) or 112 (Jeffrey). Email addresses are LSwartzendruber@pvkalona.com and JSchmidt@pvkalona.com.  (Extensions of current commitments are also welcome!)

Cash giving is the simplest. However, gifts of stock, estate gifts, and other forms of planned and/or deferred giving are also welcome, and we’ll be happy to help in that process. Also, we have received one-time gifts as well as multi-year commitments; whatever your financial situation, we will work with you.

See our Donations page for more information

Our guidelines for naming can be found in Naming Guidelines, and we will be glad to work with you in identifying how that happens.

Please contact our marketing director, Mikayla Fisher, at 319.656.2421, ext. 400; her email address is MBrokaw@pvkalona.com.

A groundbreaking ceremony on April 24, 2022 brought many community members. Within a day or two, full-scale work began, and today we’re seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Completion will likely be in early 2025.