State grant gets ball rolling for Geer SNF upgrades

NORTH CANAAN — Geer Village Senior Community has received a $2.2 million grant from the state to help get it started on plans to build a new 120-bed skilled nursing facility. 

The existing facility was built in 1969, at a time when the expectations of a care facility were lower. There are only semi-private rooms; bathrooms are also shared.

But, stressed Geer CEO Kevin O’Connell, the level of care is very high at Geer and there is a demand for residences that match that high standard.

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