South Cove Manor to Relocate to Quincy
By Kane Carpenter
South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. is looking to relocate to Quincy, and in the process expand into a 141-bed, state-of-the-art facility.
South Cove Manor, which is currently located in Boston at 120 Shawmut Avenue, has proposed to buy the Hassan Automotive property on Washington Street in Quincy and, in addition to expanding the number of beds at the facility also increase the number of full-time and part-time staff to 200 from 150.
“We’ve wanted to expand our facility for a while,” said Richard Wong, South Cove Manor CEO, via phone interview. “We’ve been looking [for a new location] for the last seven years.”
The new facility would boast many improvements, according to Wong, by incorporating a new, non-institutionalized concept, larger rooms, more living and dining areas, and three courtyards on three floors, providing ample space for residents.
“The new facility will be two and a half times as big as the current facility,” said Wong. “There will be more parking, too.”
Among the big factors in drawing South Cove Manor, which according to its website is a full-service nursing and rehabilitation facility, providing quality, compassionate care, with a special emphasis on creating a warm, welcoming culture for its residents, their families, staff and the entire community, to Quincy was the ever-increasing Asian population that has “moved into the area in the last 20 to 25 years,” said Wong. Public transportation was also a big draw.
“The new location is a 10 to 15 minute walk from Quincy Center [station],” said Wong. “We wanted to choose a location that is easily accessible by public transportation.”
The project, pending approval from the city of Quincy and the Department of Public Health, is expected to cost somewhere in the region of $25 – $30 million, and take between 12 and 15 months to complete.
“Even though we are looking to move to Quincy,” said Wong. “We are still looking to serve Boston, too.”
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