The design for a new senior assisted living facility near Interstate 40 in Dickson was recently approved by the City of Dickson Planning Commission recently.
The 74,000-square-foot, 84-unit assisted living and memory care facility is being developed by Murfreesboro-based National HealthCare Corp., or NHC.
The city planning commission approved the site design, by Brentwood-based Crunk Engineering, at its March 16 meeting. Construction is set to begin on the facility next year.
The facility will be adjacent to the TriStar Natchez campus on Highway 46 South.
In addition to the assisted living facility, NHC and Reliant Healthcare Corp., of Birmingham, Ala., are developing a 16-bed geriatric mental health hospital in the same complex.
The two healthcare providers formed the Natchez Center for Behavioral Medicine, LLC.
The hospital is expected to include six semi-private rooms, four private rooms, one nursing station, one seclusion room, an ambulance entry, intake areas, one telemedicine room, and one group room, according to the application provided to the state health service and development agency.
The jobs expected to be created by the hospital include the following: chief nursing officer, nurse practitioner, nurse supervisor, 4-5 nurses, one intake coordinator, 8-9 mental health techs, one activity therapist, one social worker as well as direct patient care workers and non-director patient care workers, according to the application.
“We are thrilled with the agency’s recognition of the need to provide high quality care to seniors who may be experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties in Dickson and the surrounding six counties,” said Steve Flatt, chief executive officer of NHC, in a statement. “We appreciate the overwhelming support from the community and healthcare leaders who submitted letters of support to help bring these important services to seniors in our community.”