"It's a place for residents and families to focus on living and not dying."
Construction has begun to turn a church rectory into a comfort care home, called Patrick Place. The community has known it as the rectory for St. Mary of the Assumption for more than 100 years.
A few years ago, the church and two others clustered under one ministry. No longer needing all the space to house a priest, they wanted a way for this building to remain part of the community.
"We wanted a presence in the community. we wanted to utilize the rectory in a way that would bring the community together," said Colleen Donegan, Board of Directors for Patrick Place.
The second floor of the rectory is now being restored to become a two bedroom end of life care facility. Those involved say this is good in many ways.
" It's a great opportunity for family to be able to relax and just be the family. Instead of struggling to make sure the person has someone with them and figuring out if there needs are meet," said Alana Schrader.
With many other similar facilities in the area, this addition will give Scottsville the chance to support many communities of the west.
" We do know that comfort care homes are chose by location. people want a comfort care home that is close as possible to the family so they can come," said Schrader.
Organizers say this center will leave people impressed with how residents of Scottsville care for each other.
"The families come away very changes because even though we are a close community people meet strangers who are willing to give their time and care."