Local senior-living complex more than doubles assisted-living units in $5M expansion

A senior-living complex in Fishers will more than double the number of its assisted-living apartments in  $5 million expansion project.

CarDon & Associates said it is adding 37 apartments to its Hamilton Trace community at 11851 Cumberland Road, about a half-mile east of the I-69-Indiana 37 split and north of Ironwood Golf Course.

The complex opened in 2012 with 30 assisted-living apartments and a 108-bed skilled care facility. The first phase of the complex cost $19.5 million, with a 110,000-square-foot building on 12 acres.

The expansion will consist of 32 new one-bedroom apartments and five two-bedroom residences, bringing to 67 the number of assisted-living apartments at the complex. All assisted-living residences are private, featuring full kitchens, private bathrooms, washers and dryers, telephones and cable TV.

Assisted living residences are designed to help seniors who can’t live on their own but want to remain as self-sufficient as possible with the assurance of assistance when needed. They typically provide a combination of housing, meals, personal care and support, social activities and 24-hour supervision.

“The expansion is to accommodate the needs of seniors in Fishers and the surrounding areas,” said CarDon Chief Operating Officer Gregg Gormal in a written statement. “It provides a nice continuum on the campus for those in independent living apartments or cottages as well as individuals coming out of short-term rehabilitation who may benefit from assisted living, either as a respite or their new home.”

As part of Hamilton Trace’s expansion, the complex’s dining room will be expanded and renovated. The dining room serves three restaurant-style meals to residents daily. There will also be a new lounge and activity area.

Other amenities include 24-hour emergency call service, educational programs and activities, weekly housekeeping and linen service, and transportation for outings and medical appointments.

The complex, which covers 34 acres, is built on land originally purchased from Sunbeam Development.

Bloomington-based CarDon owns, operates or manages 20 communities in the Midwest.

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