Congressman Rooney Tours Cypress Cove

Congressman Francis Rooney (R-19) toured Tuesday afternoon the 48-acre campus of Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida and then completed his visit by meeting with the organization to discuss their positions on several legislative items of interest to the Life Plan Community.

Rep. Rooney visited Cypress Cove’s memory care assisted living facility, The Cottage, which recently received national recognition for its outstanding innovative design solutions of the facility’s four distinct households.  The congressman also toured Cypress Cove’s recently renovated skilled living center, The Lodge, and the newly opened state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, The Mead Therapy Center.

Joining Rep. Rooney were Lee Healthcare Resources President Doug Dodson, Cypress Cove Executive Director Michele Wasserlauf, the community’s resident council president and several members of the local Life Plan Community’s Board of Directors.

“We are extremely grateful that Congressman Rooney expressed an interest in visiting our diverse community.  His time spent here today gave him, as well as members of our executive team, an opportunity to review several important issues (i.e. home and community based services, aging services technology and Medicare/Medicaid) relating to the continuing care retirement community and their residents they serve,” Wasserlauf noted.

Rep. Rooney was equally impressed by Cypress Cove’s facilities and pleased with the informative visit with representatives of Cypress Cove. “I was honored,” he said, “to visit with the residents, staff and leadership of Cypress Cove at HealthPark this afternoon. As a not-for-profit facility, I appreciate the valuable service that you provide to our community and look forward to a continued dialogue on health care issues facing Southwest Florida.”