Construction Begins on Brooklyn Park Assisted Living Facility with ‘An African Touch’
A Nigerian family behind a new assisted-living facility under construction in Brooklyn Park hopes their need facility can meet a need. One of the family members who spoke at the groundbreaking said the facility would be health care with ‘an African touch.’
“This is a people-centered industry,” said Ese O’Diah, one of the directors of Unified Health. “I have an 102-year-old grandma and I would like someone like myself to be able to take care of her, so why not do this for the community?”
The facility near 69th and Zane Avenues is scheduled to be completed next summer. It will offer 24-hour care as a customized Living Assistant Home.
“We provide care to people with mental health issues and we have added more services to our existing services including people with stroke, quadriplegia, paraplegia, medical complex needs, tube feeding, tracheotomy, colostomy, vent patients, TBI, and DD clients,” read a press release.
People connected with this project say it’s taken quite a bit of perseverance to bring the housing to Brooklyn Park.
“It’s been tedious to get this thing going, but finally it’s working. Everyone has come together to give us the go-ahead,” said O’Diah.
The projected finish date is next summer.