Construction on a new skilled nursing facility has begun on Highway 39 at Windmill Drive in Meridian.
A groundbreaking was held Thursday for North Pointe Health and Rehab.
Officials say it will have 60 private rooms with twenty dedicated to the care of Alzheimer's patients.
Owner Bruce Kelly says this center will be a new concept for a nursing care.
"We're excited about that, that we can offer the public more privacy and dignity in an institutional type setting, but more of a home like environment as well," said Kelly.
Kelly says he hopes the nursing facility will be in operation in early 2014.
Job applications may be submitted through Poplar Springs Nursing Center, along with patient referrals .