Sunshine Terrace admin looking for money to replace flooring

Tuesday the Cache County Council heard a request for a community development block grant to replace much of the Sunshine Terrace’s 40-year old flooring. New administrator Steven Tracy who, working under CEO David Seria, oversees skilled nursing and the rehab center at Sunshine Terrace, made the presentation. Tracy came to Logan from Salt Lake City and before that worked in the State of Washington, including five years at a downtown facility in Seattle. “I oversee everything that happens within this building,” he said, referring to the “original” building at the current Sunshine Terrace campus. “Back 20 years ago I did my ‘administrator in training’ when Sarah Sinclair was the administrator here and I worked under her for the state requirement of one year. “Back then it was just one building but now it’s grown up and we have a full campus now with Terrace Grove across the street and the Wellness Center on the corner.” He said the new flooring is at the top of his list of priorities. “I have a strong belief you can have an old facility but it has to be well maintained,” he said. “With it kept painted and clean you can give premier service but you’ve just got to keep it updated. The flooring is 40 years old and I when talked to a flooring company two or three weeks ago they said they don’t even make flooring that lasts 40 years anymore.” He told the County Council new flooring is estimated at $200,000. When asked he told the council he felt Sunshine Terrace could help with funding. “There’s a new section of the facility that does not need flooring,” Tracy told the council. “It’s the old section. There’s wing 1, 2, 3 and 4, and the entry way in the dining room, all desperately need the flooring. “We would have to do some fund raising and put together some plans. Most of this happened fairly quickly. We would need to put an action plan together, present it to our board, and they would give us the direction on how they want to handle it.” He said the Wellness Center is progressing well. “Johnson Smith is the administrator over that area and it continues to grow. It’s going to be a real asset to the community. As a campus it gives us a real benefit where we’re able to have that continuum of care. “Individuals that come in to exercise or do outpatient eventually may need the service of going to assisted living and eventually they may need a full service rehab skilled nursing center. “We’re able to develop relationships as individuals grow old or have needs with medical care. We’re able to develop that trust at early stages and work with individuals for years and years.”

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