OAK BLUFFS – The state Public Health Council this week approved Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard along with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital workforce housing project. The projects meet two pressing needs for the island – a place for seniors to age on the Vineyard and critical housing for employees who work at the hospital and … Read more
Elder Care For the third of the Island’s population that is over 65, the lack of options for skilled nursing care on Martha’s Vineyard presents a looming worry. That fact alone is reason enough to applaud the approval of Navigator Homes, which will provide 66 beds for seniors in an innovative residential setting. Designed to … Read more
A proposed nursing home in a New England resort town will feature a fairly uncommon way to attract staff: 48 units of subsidized housing on a campus shared with dozens of local elders. The Edgartown, MA, Planning Board recently approved Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard plan to create a Green House-style nursing home community, with … Read more
A proposed Edgartown skilled nursing home wants to reinvent elder care and tackle multiple needs on Martha’s Vineyard. Last Tuesday, the Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard project received the town Planning Board’s approval. The project, which focuses on socialization and independence, will provide care for seniors and workforce housing for employees of Navigator Homes and Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. “We hope … Read more
The Edgartown planning board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s Navigator Homes skilled nursing facility and workforce housing development. The project, which cleared Martha’s Vineyard Commission approval in November, still must pass muster with the town wastewater commission and building department. Wastewater has been a main sticking point throughout the review … Read more
The project gets the go-ahead from the Edgartown planning board. Navigator Homes passed another milestone after the Edgartown planning board unanimously approved the project on Tuesday. It now awaits state approval. Navigator Homes plans to open its doors in the summer of 2025 and plans to begin construction in late summer 2023, according to Navigator … Read more
In a joint statement issued this week, the proposed senior facility Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife announced their partnership in managing the upcoming facility. Navigator Homes, slated for Edgartown, will replace the current Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the only nursing home on Martha’s Vineyard. The collaboration for the project comes … Read more
Paddy Moore, a longtime senior care advocate and proponent of Navigator Homes, spoke in favor of the project.
“What we are trying to do is keep the community of the Vineyard a community,” Ms. Moore said. “I think we all care about that, every one of us, no matter how we individually feel…We hope very much you approve these plans and let us get started.” The public hearing will be continued on Feb. 7.