Providence Care Centers completes renovations

Dr. Richard Keller, Jane Windisch, Wendy Dolyk, and Dr. Darren Dunting at the Memory Care open house.

Providence Care Centers held an open house recently to announce the completion of a $900,000 rejuvenation of the Memory Care portion of the multi-service campus. The project took nearly four months to complete and the many upgrades include the addition of a theatre, a coffee shop (stocked with Starbucks coffee and Toft’s ice cream), a boardwalk area, modernization of the dining areas and freshly wallpapered and carpeted resident living suites. The main area also has a library and a beauty shop.

The center has two wings, St. Francis and St. Clare. Each wing has beautiful designs of each saint at the entrance of the wing from the common area. The art was made by nuns with clay plates in designs to depict St. Francis and St. Clare. 

The 36 bed Memory Care unit is housed at The Commons of Providence campus located on the west side of Sandusky on Providence Drive. This is the first renovation for Memory Care since the campus began providing this specialized service in 1997.

“As our seniors are living longer, fuller lives, the services we provide and the atmosphere we provide them must fit their needs,” said Wendy Dolyk, Executive Director of Providence Care Centers. “The expectation on all areas of senior care is very high, especially those dealing with the sensitive issue of Memory Care. We have outstanding care that focuses on a customized approach for the needs of the individual, rather than standardizing care for the needs of the entire group. Now we have the living space that supports the philosophy and truly allows for a person centered care approach.”

Providence Care Centers are member organizations of Franciscan Living Communities (FLC). FLC is a mission driven, industry leading provider of senior living services throughout Ohio. The organization offers continuum of care options including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, memory care, senior housing and home health services. For more information or to schedule a tour, call Jane Windisch at 419-624-1171 or visit

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