Executive Director Jimmy Justice says once the additions are complete, Brightwater will hire up to 25 employees to care for residents and implement new programming focused on improving outcomes for members living in the community’s healthcare buildings. One new program, called Waves, uses aquatic therapy techniques to reduce symptoms associated with memory impairment, and the community will be implementing additional initiatives as its resident population grows.
Construction is estimated to be completed by the end of August 2011. The topping off ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. on the Brightwater campus which is located at 101 Brightwater Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. The event is open to the public.
Justice says the healthcare expansion will fulfill a growing need in Horry County.
"The aging of America is one of the most significant trends in healthcare today,” Justice said. “Our goal is to be proactive and thoughtful as we expand, so we can continue to set the standard for quality senior care in Horry County and the greater Myrtle Beach area.”
Located on 60 acres in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Brightwater is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) surrounded by the Carolina Bay Preserve and the Lewis Ocean Bay Tract, both protected natural areas that will remain undeveloped. The community’s care-free lifestyle helps members live longer, healthier and happier lives by offering an array of amenities including maintenance-