CANAAN—State Rep. John Rigby got a tour of Geer early Friday, when he spent a couple of hours going room-to-room to meet residents and staffers. Geer is an important part of this community, and the entire Northwest Corner. The company, is a family of five inter-related, non-profit, non-sectarian and community-owned corporation. It’s staffed by professionals whose mission is to console, treat, heal, strengthen, and refresh the bodies, hearts, minds and spirits of those whom we serve. In the next three years, Geer hopes to replace its existing 120-bed skilled care facility with a new 135-bed nursing and rehabilitation center, construct a new independent living residence on the pond and begin the development of independent living cottages on the plateau behind Geer Village. During his visit to the Geer campus Rigby listended to staff concerns about Medicare and Medicaid funding.