The Seasons will have 20 units
Ripley Crossing to expand

Wanda English Burnett

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for The Seasons at Ripley Crossing, a 20-unit addition to the health care services facility located in Milan.

The ceremony took place Tuesday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. with representatives from Ripley Crossing, Maxwell Construction Company (the firm hired to manage construction for the new building), community leaders including Milan Town Board members and Ripley County Commissioners, Robert Reiners and Gary Stutler in attendance.

Representative Bob Bischoff was in attendance at the event and said after 32 years of serving the public in the political realm it never gets old to see new life. He said, “This is another project that will boost the economic outlook for Ripley County - it’s about jobs.” He noted that the project gave construction workers jobs and will see new employees hired who will in turn pay income and sales taxes.

Allen Goodman, vice-president of the board of directors for Ripley Crossing, noted that the facility was “more than a’s someplace to put our family.” He noted that he has family members at the facility and that’s how they treat everyone there, as family.

Now the facility provides complete care. They already had in place 32 independent living senior apartments, a full-care nursing facility, staged dementia care unit, and state of the art rehabilitation wing. The new units will provide assisted living quarters for new residents. Monica Ogden, administrator at Ripley Crossing, explained this new area will allow people to live as independently as possible with the exception of some level of care.

Ripley Crossing has provided innovative care for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses for more than 15 years.

It now offers short-term inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation with the goal of helping patients to live independently again and return to their homes.

To learn more about the levels of care given at Ripley Crossing you can call Barbara Wood, admissions coordinator at 812-654-2231.