Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Sanitasole a step closer to opening assisted living

Guest Commentary

Sanitasole recently received their final Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Marco Island and is now one step closer to opening an Assisted Living Facility on Marco Island.  Sanitasole has been providing healthcare services to seniors for more than three years. “The ALF will be a tremendous asset to our community,” said Paula Camposano Robinson, RN, co-founder and owner with her husband Richard P. Robinson.

The idea of an Assisted Living Facility came about after Sanitasole’s Adult Day Services were opened. The Robinsons designed and developed the current facility after extensive research traveling across the U.S., and opened their doors in 2007. An extensive application and survey process is required as centers who serve seniors, especially those that offer healthcare, must be licensed by the state of Florida through the Agency for Healthcare Administration.

“After careful planning, we realized we could accommodate ten one-bedroom, one-bath units,” said Richard Robinson. “The second floor of Sanitasole was completely gutted and has been going through a lengthy renovation process. We now have ten spacious residential suites ready for occupancy. Each unit has one bedroom and a private bath; however several of the larger units can accommodate a husband and wife. The suites are furnished, and are decorated beautifully, ensuring that every resident will feel comfortable and ‘at home’ at Sanitasole.”

Now that they have the C/O in hand, they are able to file their application with the ACHA, who in turn will review a specific set of criteria  and set up an onsite inspection. They will be the agency to approve and issue the license. “We have clients waiting to move in“, said VP of Clinical Services, Camposano Robinson. “We hope the state (AHCA) will be expeditious in reviewing our application and be on site in the very near future.”

Marco Islanders have supported having an ALF on Marco for many years, but with several false starts by other developers over the years going back to the Sarazen Center at the Marco Health Care Center, most others proposed to build “independent” living condos rather than assisted living nursing care units. With the opening of the assisted living facility, family members will no longer need to cross the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge to Naples to evaluate choices for elder care. Loved ones will be only minutes away from each other.

Sanitasole is non-institutional facility that is very home-like. For additional information about Sanitasole, please call (239) 389-6100, email probinson@sanitasole.net, or go to www.Sanitasole.net

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