New Advanced Care Center to Provide Quality Services in Butler Posted on October 1, 2020October 5, 2020 Lutheran SeniorLife will open a newly renovated 29-bed skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice unit in partnership with Butler Health System this upcoming holiday season. The original building, formerly known as VNA, Inpatient Hospice, was only partially occupied before plans to repurpose the location into a new skilled nursing facility began last spring. Transitioning came at a time that was not only opportune but necessary to fulfill the expanding needs of the current healthcare environment. The facility will provide a comprehensive array of care to existing Living Independence for the Elderly or (LIFE) participants as well as long-term and short-term services to community members of all ages. “Renovations included updating the former hospice unit to be in regulation with skilled nursing parameters,” said Advanced Care Center of Butler Nursing Home Administrator, Tracy Beck. “An additional 15 rooms were also connected onto the existing facility for added space.” Comfortable family rooms, sconce covered lights, stone fireplaces and private rooms are just some of the other elements that were incorporated into the renewed center to give it a “home-like” feel. “The next steps will be receiving our occupancy permit followed by several inspections. Then we will be able to open,” Beck said. In the meantime, Tracy is looking forward to making a lasting difference in the lives of many. “I’m most excited to be a part of a great team that will bring person-centered care to our current participants and the greater community,” Beck said. “I feel very blessed to be given this opportunity to help others and provide the quality services people need.” Tracy Beck, RN, NHA, comes to Lutheran SeniorLife with more than 25 years of experience in skilled nursing and nursing home management. Once the new advanced care center officially opens its doors, Tracy will be responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of the facility. We extend a heartfelt welcome to Tracy as she begins this new journey with us at the Advanced Care Center of Butler.