One of the only — if not the only — long-term care facilities in the state to open during the coronavirus pandemic, Marquis Hope Village Memory Care in Canby celebrated its one-year anniversary this August.
The 13,000-square-foot, 24-bed facility was actually in the works years before Covid-19, but the pandemic hit just as administrators were seeking licensing approval to open.
It has been an interesting journey, to say the least.
“We were slated to open in April 2020,” memory care administrator Melissa Laurandeau said with a laugh. “So, obviously, we saw some hiccups with that. But it turned out to be kind of a blessing in disguise.”