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'Memory care facility' to go up in Grand Forks

A group of North Dakota investors announced plans Tuesday to build a $4 million, 36-room "memory care facility" in Grand Forks for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

A group of North Dakota investors announced plans Tuesday to build a $4 million, 36-room "memory care facility" in Grand Forks for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

It will be called Maple View Memory Care Community, located at 4650 S. Washington St., a block from the Aurora medical complex, said Rob Kondos, Minot, who is the chief financial officer of the parent company, Grand View.

Its owners include Tim Crary, a Grand Forks real estate broker and developer, Jim Nostdahl, a Grand Forks attorney and owner of Boston's and Speedway restaurants, and Gaylin Schmidt, a Minot commercial developer. Grand View's partners see a need for such facilities in North Dakota because of its growing population of senior citizens, Kondos said.

Grand View has a similar facility in Bismarck, with 28 residents, using the Montessori style of "structured activities," to help seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, such as stroke-caused memory problems, Kondos said.

Grand View also has an assisted living facility in Minot with 75 residents, and a second facility for people with Alzheimer's in Bismarck with 16 residents, Kondos said.


Construction at the Grand Forks site will begin today, and the facility is scheduled to be open by December, he said.

Rooms will cost $145 a day -- or nearly $53,000 a year -- and the place will have 24-hour care by a trained staff and a secure living arrangement for the residents, some who might be prone to wander, he said.

Maple View will have 25 employees, including part-timers, with a payroll of about $475,000 a year, he said.

Kondos said he has worked in senior health care for 20 years, including managing Edgewood Vista's 18 facilities in five states, including a facility in Minot.

Maple View's Montessori approach will use a program developed by Cameron Camp of the Myers Research Institute in a suburb of Cleveland, Kondos said.

Maple View's staff will be specially trained to care for people with Alzheimer's, to give them dignified, safe living in a way that allows families to remain part of their lives, he said.

Kondos and Stacey Robertson, who will be Maple View's CFO, will hold a public informational meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in Suite D at 1551 28th Ave. S., Grand Forks.

For more information, call (701) 772-3400 or log on to www.lifeatmapleview.com .


Reach Lee at (701) 780-1237; (800) 477-6572, ext. 237; or send e-mail to slee@gfherald.com .

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