Delores Bumgardner, left, a Rice Care Center resident, looks on Friday as Bev Bruse cuts flowers in the garden at the renovated facility, also seen at top. Millions was spent to transform the physical appearance of the 1960s-era nursing home as well as the experience for residents. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
‘New’ Rice Care Center in Willmar, Minn., offers dramatic change to the experience for its residents
The distances in the Rice Care Center’s newly renovated east wing are shorter for aging legs to walk.
There are private rooms and baths, a dining room overlooking a garden, and a kitchen serving up meals and coffee whenever the residents want.
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