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New Dane County Badger Prairie Health Care Center to Host Community Open House

For more information contact:

Joshua Wescott, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823 or cell (608) 669-5606

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/15/2011

Issued By: County Executive
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Public Invited to Tour New Facility Saturday, February 19th

Dane County’s new Badger Prairie Health Care Center will host a community open house on Saturday February 19th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The open house is an opportunity for the public to tour this new state-of-the-art care facility before its official opening on February 23rd.

Around 120 residents with varying care needs will call the new Badger Prairie home.  The facility features private rooms with private baths.  These rooms are grouped into households of 8-11 residents -  each with its own kitchen, living, dining, and sunrooms with outdoor patios and flower gardens.

The new Dane County Badger Prairie is also the first nursing home in the state to utilize  energy efficient features like geothermal for heating and cooling and solar-powered hot water for laundry and showers.

“Our brand new county nursing home offers our most vulnerable citizens the comforts of home and quality care in a warm atmosphere,” County Executive Kathleen Falk said.  “I invite everyone to come and see firsthand this new state of the art, green health care center!”

Directions

From Madison:  Take 18/151 to Verona.  Exit #81 - Hwy MV, business 18/151.  First right at stoplight onto Maple Grove Road.  Immediate left into entrance to Badger Prairie Park, Left into one of two large employee parking lots. 

From Verona:  Take business 18/151 East from Verona.  At the last stop light, turn left onto Maple Grove Road.  Take immediate left towards Badger Prairie Park.  Left into one of two large employee parking lots.

Parking

Drive to the current Badger Prairie location and park in the employee lot, located to the east of the old nursing home building.  The new building is visible from the parking lot, directly behind the old nursing home.  Follow the road behind the current nursing home to the main entrance of the new Badger Prairie.  There is disabled parking near the main entrance of the new building.

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