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Mike Stapley, KSL News

June 26, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — According to the US Centers for Disease Control, there were nearly 1.7 million licensed nursing home beds nationwide in 2014.

That same year, another 1 million licensed beds could be found in residential care centers and nearly 300,000 people, on any given day, were being treated in adult care centers.

At some point in our lives, most of us will need either short or long-term care in a physical rehabilitation or care center. Most of us, whether as patients or visitors, have not looked upon these facilities fondly.

The Healthcare Resort is looking to change that perception. Currently, it has locations in Kansas, Colorado and Texas. The company recently broke ground in Lehi and expects that facility to be up and running inside of a year.

Some would likely be surprised to learn that on any given day, 10-15 percent of the company’s guests are permanent residents who have chosen to live in one of its apartments following a short-term stay, like after surgery.

Read the rest of the article in KSL.