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County officials on Wednesday listened to a proposal to make upgrades to the skilled nursing care unit of the Heritage campus. They reason the upgrades are necessary to keep up with changing building codes and to better compete in the marketplace. The campus has four levels of care for seniors. (Kalee Holland / Enterprise)

Nursing home renovations on horizon

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The economics of the geriatric boom are prompting officials at Heritage Living Center to look at a facelift for a geriatric building.

The skilled nursing care residence will itself be a candidate for Social Security soon, having opened 57 years ago.

It is in need of numerous building code updates and all-out modernization.

"We need to address the facility deficiencies," Heritage campus director Kurt Hansen told the Hubbard County board Wednesday.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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