SEASIDE — Necanicum Village has a new name and a new administrator after the sale of the facility to Avamere of Wilsonville.

K C Clark took over administrator responsibilities on April 1 when the sale closed and the name changed to Avamere At Seaside, said Nicolette Merino, regional director of operations for Avamere.

The company has had its eye on the facility for a while, she said.

“We want to be able to offer a fuller range of services in the markets we serve,” Merino said.

Avamere also operates the Suzanne Elise assisted living community in Seaside. Necanicum’s secure memory care unit adds another service for the company to offer.

“We’re excited to be able to put that in our portfolio,” Merino said.

Avamere At Seaside has 41 apartments in the assisted living community and 26 in the memory care. While most apartments have just one person in them, the facility is licensed for 104 people, she said.

It currently has 68 residents.

Merino said Avamere will likely be adding five full-time staff in the coming months, including clinicians and support staff. Current staffing is 51.

In addition, the company will be repainting, replacing carpet and making other upgrades to the physical plant.

Merino praised the staff at Necanicum Village during the transition to the new ownership.

“We were very blessed with the staff in building when we acquired it,” she said. “They were great. It makes the transition a lot easier.”

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