Gov. Steve Beshear presented a $800,000 community development block grant (federal money administered by the states) for the construction of a Maysville assisted-living facility and hospice inpatient facility Friday, The Ledger Independent reports.
The Hospice of Hope projects will include 32 apartment-style units in the assisted-living facility, and eight units for hospice care. The $7- to $8-million project is slated for construction this spring.
At the check presentation, Beshear said Kentuckians are finding ways to improve health care-related services, despite tough economic times. Beshear spoke of his administration’s efforts to increase enrollment in KCHIP, a free or low cost health insurance program for children, and the efforts to secure $62 million for the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program. (Read more)