St. Luke Living Center opens to public

The newly remodeled St. Luke Living Center has wide open spaces with beautiful flooring and tile all designed to create a warm environment for the residents. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press
The newly remodeled St. Luke Living Center has wide open spaces with beautiful flooring and tile all designed to create a warm environment for the residents. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press
St. Luke Living Center in Marion has been around for well over 50 years, but the facility recently got a major make-over. On Friday, May 24, the center hosted an open house for the public to have lunch and see the newly renovated facility.

“The residents are excited with the new look for the facility and the staff is also,” said Director Janet Herzet.

According to their website, the St. Luke Living Center provides a home away from home with their commitment to skilled and compassionate care for those unable to care for themselves. They offer high-quality care from experienced, caring professionals who work together with families to determine the comprehensive health care necessary for the residents. They strive to allow individuals to remain in control of their lives with a focus on the health and wellness of the resident while providing assistance in areas where it is most needed.

The intermediate care facility is adjacent to St. Luke Hospital.

The newly remodeled space is open and light leaving lots of room for wheelchairs to easily move throughout the facility. The bathrooms feature large, open showers with new tile and large tubs that are easily accessible for residents of all types of mobility.

The dining room has warm tones throughout with tables that resemble home dining room tables rather than standard cafeteria style.

There are other homey touches as well including plants, a large fireplace, piano and more.

“I’m so thankful for the community support. Thank you to everybody who contributed to the fund raising for the facility. And a special thanks to the hospital auxiliary because they did a lot for us,” said Herzet.