Antioch City Council Approves New Residential Care Facility
The Antioch City Council last week voted unanimously to approve the construction of a residential care facility for seniors who need help with daily activities but do not need round-the-clock medical supervision, the Ledger Dispatch reports. The Commons at Dallas Ranch, which is scheduled to open in December 2005, will have 76 units with 88 beds for seniors who need help with daily activities and another 24 rooms in a separate part of the facility for seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Monthly rent will range from $1,970 for a studio to $3,500 for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit. Units in the section for seniors with dementia will range from $3,900 for a room and shared bath to $4,400 for a room and private bath. Don Peterson of Premiera Care, the company that will manage the facility, said the Commons is "a wonderful alternative to skilled nursing," adding, "We take care of those people who maybe just need meals prepared and assistance of a medical supervisor" (Krupp, Contra Costa Times, 7/21).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.