City of Salem celebrates more growth! PDF Print E-mail

Developers and elected officials wearing hard hats, with shovels in hand is a good thing for citizens to see.


That was the sight on Cauble Street last week as ground was broken on a new assisted living facililty “Skyline Suites” in Salem.

The announcement was made at Salem City Hall back on March 29 by Trent Nichols and Ryan Buchanan.

Buchanan said at that time the idea came about when Nichols helped a lady moved out of one of the duplexes he owns and into an assisted living facility in Bardstown Kentucky.

The facility will have 12 rooms and six of those will be e be suite-level rooms.

At the announcement back in March, Buchanan compared the suite-level rooms to hotel suites with small kitchenettes, mini-fridges, counter-tops, microwaves and roll-in showers, which will be full handicap accessible.

Each room will also have a fully adjustable bed that doesn’t look or feel like a hospital bed, Buchanan said.

Transportation to and from medical appointments is another thing Buchanan said they will offer residents as well as programs by the local YMCA and various other opportunities that haven’t been decided yet.

He said there will be staff at the facility 24 hours a day seven days a week and plans to be there every day himself to over see the running of the facility.

One of the things Nichols likes most about the facility is the location.

“We have the best location,” he said. “We are in the city, but we are in the country. You will be able to sit on your patio and see the deer and antelope play, but you can be at the hospital in two blocks.”

The goal is to have the facility open and accepting residents by early January of 2018.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:22