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What is that? Maple View Memory Care center takes shape

Maple View Memory Care community features an open floor plan so staff can see down all hallways. It is expected to open in mid-July. Sherri Richards / The Forum

Fargo  - The red-peaked building surrounded by dirt stretches along an otherwise bare chunk of 45th Street at 36th Avenue South.

Under construction is Maple View Memory Care Community. It’s a facility that cares for and meets the needs of people with a memory impairment condition, said Jordyn Haider, director.

The basic-care facility will have 36 private rooms for full-time residence. Maple View also offers respite care and adult day services.

It will employ 40 to 45 people once fully operational, Haider said.

Maple View also has facilities in Grand Forks, Minot, Bismarck and Kenmare.

The facilities are designed the same way, with an open floor plan so staff can see down each hallway, Haider said.

She said the center strives to help residents keep their independence. They go on a lot of outings, and the staff uses Montessori-based programming.

As examples, residents may have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a traumatic brain injury, she said. They must be ambulatory.

The cost of the center can be covered by Medicaid or long-term care insurance, or private pay.

Maple View looks to open by mid-July, Haider said.

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