HAYS, Kan. (AP) A new northwest Kansas home for the elderly will begin moving in new residents on May 1.
The Via Christi Village in Hays is the consolidation of two nursing homes in Hays and St. John’s. Residents who plan to live in the 96-bed facility and their families were given tours of the home this week. An open house for the public is planned for Sunday.
St. John’s of Hays and St. John’s of Victoria were consolidated into the new building, which is connected to an existing assisted living complex.
The Hays Daily News reports the village is separated into six different “neighborhoods,” all named after Ellis County communities.
Administrators say residents will enjoy such amenities as an ice cream shop, a beauty shop and gathering rooms for family visits.