MINNEAPOLIS (May 4, 2010) – Ryan Companies US, Inc. has completed a 20,000-square-foot residential facility in Cook, Minn., for Spectrum Health Company. The Carefree Living facility is situated perfectly in the north woods and houses 16 assisted-living suites and 13 memory-care units. Spectrum Health and Ryan partnered with DJR Architects on the $3.1-million project, which expands the Spectrum Health Company’s presence on Minnesota’s Iron Range.
Carefree Living-Cook is designed with residents’ comfort and satisfaction in mind. This new community reflects Spectrum’s years of experience and dedication to premier senior living with a commitment to ensuring resident’s autonomy, dignity and quality of life through compassionate assistive care and support. Services range from weekly housekeeping and scheduled transportation to meal service and administration of medications by trained nursing staff.
“We offer elder adults high-quality accommodations, services and personal assistance in a manner designed to promote a dignified independent lifestyle,” said Merle Sampson, CEO of Spectrum Health Companies. “We enjoyed working with the Ryan team, and are thrilled to be able to bring our Carefree Living concept to the community of Cook, Minn.
Spectrum Health Company chose Ryan because of its multifamily housing experience, and its long history of working on the Iron Range. Ryan provided design-build construction services and assisted with the city approval process. To give the owner a preview of the interior spaces before construction, Ryan employed Building Information Modeling to provide a virtual 3D view of the building and the living spaces. The project was funded in part by IRRR and Minnesota Department of Human Services grants.
About Spectrum Health Company
Spectrum is the name to know and trust when it comes to community-based health care services. The company provides home care and housing for people of different ages in all types of residential settings in more than 15 Minnesota communities. Their Carefree Living option offers personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally-managed, carefully-designed community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't require 24-hour skilled nursing care.
About Ryan Companies, US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US Inc., a nationally recognized builder, developer and real estate manager, has specialized in fully integrated solutions for more than 72 years. Ryan builds lasting relationships with a project delivery model based on full-service customized solutions and total collaboration – pairing the customer’s needs and expectations with the talents of a team of developers, financiers, architects, engineers, constructors and property managers. In addition to its Minneapolis office, Ryan has offices in Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa. Ryan was named the 2007 National Developer of the Year by NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association. For more information, visit Ryan Companies US, Inc.’s web site at www.ryancompanies.com.