Nursing facility set for early 2019 opening

Published 9:28 am Thursday, September 13, 2018

By Jeanna Baxter White

Saber Health is investing in a new 59,000 square foot, 108-bed skilled-nursing facility on Madison Road in Mocksville.

Slated to open in early 2019, the new Davie Health & Rehabilitation Center will replace Autumn Care of Mocksville, which the company purchased in March of 2016.

The old 33,000-square-foot facility on Howard Street was built in several phases beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the early 1990s. It staffs 79 beds and offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and respite care.

The new location will provide an expanded rehabilitation center, more private rooms with private bathrooms, and an indoor courtyard where residents can visit together or with their guests. The new facility will also allow the company to offer outpatient therapy which will be accessed through a separate entrance.

Darin Asbill, administrator, says this new modern facility will allow the company to better meet the current and future needs of the community and Autumn Care’s patients and employees.

“We look forward to the opening of our new facility and continuing to provide high quality skilled nursing services to the residents of Davie and the surrounding counties.”

Autumn Care of Mocksville employs 97 full-time, part-time, and PRN employees, but Asbill anticipates that number will increase as the facility reaches capacity.

Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, is thrilled with the expansion and considers it a testament to the ease of doing business in Davie County and to its prime location near I-40.

“One of Davie County’s greatest assets is its existing industries and businesses,” said Bralley. “It is always so rewarding to see them reinvesting here because when they succeed our community succeeds. Please join me in thanking Saber Healthcare for its continuing commitment to our community.“

Saber Healthcare Group was founded in 2001 with two skilled nursing facilities near Cleveland, Ohio and has grown to more than 100 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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