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Nursing home opening addition

Times-Tribune - 1/24/2019

Jan. 24--SCRANTON -- An East Mountain nursing home is opening its new 32,000-square-foot addition next month.

The nonprofit Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 100 Florida Ave., will open the $10 million addition Feb. 14 with an open house scheduled for Feb. 16, nursing home officials announced this week.

The addition includes 22 beds for short stays plus 24 long-term care beds.

It also includes a therapy room with a kitchen, washer and dryer to simulate household tasks for patients moving back home.

The national holding company Genesis HealthCare manages Linwood.

The Guardian Foundation funded the addition.

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