A brief groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday at the Rouse in recognition of the construction and renovations currently starting at the Rouse Home, Suites at Rouse and Rouse Children's Center. Construction will include 12 new private rooms, a larger therapy gym, and a new covered entryway at the Rouse Home; four one-bedroom apartments, two two-bedroom apartments and a larger dining facility at the Suites at Rouse; and renovation of the former Joy Hall building in downtown Youngsville for use as the new Rouse Children's Center. Left to right are Laura Megill, board member; Bill Brocklebank, resident; Dr. Elizabeth Bauer, board chair; Jasen Diley, chief executive officer; Michelle Reilly, Rouse Children's Center administrator; Jo Brown, resident; John Bortz, board member; Cindy Walters, Rouse Home administrator; Stephen Vanco, board member, Marcia Baker, resident; Phil DeFabio, director of facilities; Kristine Whitaker, Suites at Rouse administrator; Jeff Sedon, chief financial officer; and Sam Turner, resident. Missing from photos is John Eggleston, board member. Rouse, which provides skilled nursing care, long- and short-term rehabilitation, specialized Alzheimer's care, personal care, adult day services and child day care, has been serving Warren County for 150 years.
Groundbreaking at Rouse