FAIRMONT, Minn. – Lakeview Methodist Health Care Service said it will build a new $24 million nursing facility in Fairmont, Minn.

Located at 610 Summit Dr. on Lakeview Methodist’s campus overlooking Budd and Sisseton Lakes, the 72-bed skilled nursing facility will offer state-of-the-art amenities to accommodate more people than the current facility.

That’s needed now more than ever, the company said in a news release, because by 2025 one of four Minnesota adults will be 65 or older and at least 70% are expected to use long-term care services at some point.

The campus has offered skilled nursing in the community for the past five decades and is one of only three in Martin County, the second oldest county in the state.

The 86,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete by fall 2021.
The 86,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete by fall 2021. Courtesy of Lakeview Methodist Health Care Service

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Built by Kraus-Anderson Construction and designed by Wold Architects, the new two-story, 86,000 square-foot building is being created in the emerging care center design known as a “Neighborhood Concept,” which encourages companionship and sociability among residents.

Lakeview Methodist currently offers physical, speech and occupational therapy, spiritual care and worship services, social work services, transitional care, IV therapy and medication assistance, as well as an activities director for intergenerational social services, daily group and individual activities, according to the news release.

The new facility will feature wider hallways, a child daycare center, restaurant-quality dining room with chef-prepared meals, overnight guest room, community rooms, underground parking, gift shop, courtyard and gardens, outdoor decks and patios, and state-of-the-art monitoring and technology. It also will include a movie theater, fitness center, beauty shop and barber services, café and laundry services.

Construction is anticipated to be completed by fall 2021.

“A greater level of comfort and dignity will be offered by creating private rooms in a homey, neighborhood style of living,” said Deb Barnes, Lakeview Methodist administrator. “This affords everyone the same opportunities and better meets the demands of prospective residents and their families in the future, ensuring Lakeview has a place in your community for many years to come.”