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Brenda Jones, right, welcomes visitors to The Willows assisted-living facility near Corydon Thursday during its open house. Photo by Ross Schulz (click for larger version)

Assisted-living community opens

September 18, 2013 | 09:03 AM

A new assisted-living facility, The Willows, is open for business. The only thing it needs now is residents.

Located at 3715 S.R. 135 south of Corydon, the facility had its open house Thursday afternoon.

The facility offers 10 rooms (with potential for expansion to 12), three meals a day, snacks and satellite television in each room, administrator Brenda Jones said.

Jones has been in the nursing home/assisted-living business for a number of years.

Staff will be on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and laundry and housekeeping services will be available.

"I'm really, really excited about it," Jones said.

Each room will look different, and the dwelling will not have an institutionalized feel.

"It'll be home," Jones said.

Each room has a bed, refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave, closet and bathroom.

The Willows assisted-living community has a common room with a big screen television, dining area and full kitchen. Out back, there's a porch and room for a garden area.

The Willows is not a nursing home, so the staff can't provide medical aid, but it will alert residents of medication reminders and can set up any doctor or medical visits.

The staff also will provide assistance with bathing, dressing, transferring and toileting.

No pets are allowed to live at the facility but, with proper vaccine documentation, a pet can visit a resident.

The owners of the building are Mike Sphire and Steve Hoehn.

"I think it's a great thing for the community," Sphire said. "A great thing for the south end of the county."

For more information, call The Willows at 738-1011.

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