2011-02-05 / News

Assisted living apartments opening in Hebron

By Charles Prince


The first residents are now moving into the eight-unit Custom Living Solutions complex on West Main Street in Hebron. Co-owner Erna Holland checks a microwave in the all-electric kitchens. Each kitchen has a window. The onebedroom apartments feature laminate flooring to make it easier to use wheelchairs and walkers. Each apartment will have its own front porch. Beacon photos by Charles Prince. The first residents are now moving into the eight-unit Custom Living Solutions complex on West Main Street in Hebron. Co-owner Erna Holland checks a microwave in the all-electric kitchens. Each kitchen has a window. The onebedroom apartments feature laminate flooring to make it easier to use wheelchairs and walkers. Each apartment will have its own front porch. Beacon photos by Charles Prince. HEBRON – An old Route 40 motel that fell victim to the development of Interstate 70 is now the site for a new concept in assisted living.

Avondale residents Bob and Erna Holland and their partners Jeff and Susie Kalinoski founded Custom CareGiving five years ago to provide non-medical assistance to anyone needing help living at home. Now they have started Custom Living Solutions to provide specially designed apartments perfect for seniors or special needs adults who need some assistance to live on their own.

“This is a dream that’s been in my brain for five years,” Erna Holland said. “We really spent a lot of time trying to make them home away from home.”

The eight-unit development retains the L-shape of the old motel to maximize use of the lot. The one-bedroom apartments range from 480 to 560 square feet and comply with ADA requirements. Wheelchair and walker navigation is easy within the apartments and each has a no-step shower enclosure large enough to fit a wheelchair.

During a recent tour, Holland proudly pointed out that each apartment has its own residential forced air heating and cooling system. No noisy through-thewall heating and cooling units, she said. Kitchens are all-electric including a full-size refrigerator with ice maker, range, microwave and dishwasher. There is a shared coin laundry room.

Rent ranges from $850 to $950 per month. It includes all utilities, cable and 30 minutes a day of non-medical assistance seven days per week except holidays. That 30 minutes can be bundled to fit the resident’s needs and more time can be purchased if needed. “Our goal is seamless service,” Holland added.

Two local restaurants – Clay’s Cafe and Lancer’s – have agreed to deliver meals and maintain charge accounts for residents.

Phone and internet service is additional with custom monitoring systems including video available.

The first open house is set for noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 706 West Main St., Hebron.

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