GRHS will expand and remodel nursing home

We are planning a major remodeling and expansion of GRHS Long Term Care, the nursing home on our Glencoe campus. The $25 million project will create an environment that is both modern and home-like, while facilitating a more individualized care experience for residents with a broad range of needs:

  • Long-term residential skilled nursing care
  • Short-term transitional care and rehabilitation
  • Specialized care for people who live with breathing-assist devices
  • Memory care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia

“We’re proud of the excellent care we provide in our current facility, but we also know that the needs and expectations of residents and their families, as well as best practices in skilled nursing care, have changed dramatically since Long Term Care was built in the 1980s,” said Julie Schmidt, vice president of long term care and ancillary services at GRHS. “A new facility will help us meet the diverse and often complex needs that the elderly have today.”

Construction will begin in the spring of 2017, subject to successful completion of the construction bidding process. Roughly half of the funding for the project will come from GRHS financial reserves and the other half from issuing bonds. 

The architect’s illustrations below show the designs of exterior and interior features of the planned nursing home facility. Select any image to enlarge it. You can advance through all the images by hovering over arrows that will appear on the sides of any enlarged image, or simply use the arrow keys on your computer.

All rooms in new facility will be private
Currently, GRHS Long Term Care is licensed for 110 beds. It has 45 double rooms and 20 single rooms arrayed in five wings that branch out from a central atrium. Each individual room has a private half bath. Tubs and showers are shared, with bathing stations located on each wing for the use of its residents. The Long Term Care atrium is both a traffic hub and a gathering place for socializing, family visits, activities and events. Long Term Care also has two large community dining rooms, one activity room, a chapel and a beauty salon.

When the project is complete, Long Term Care will be licensed for 108 beds. To enhance the privacy and comfort of residents, all rooms are being designed for a single occupant. Each room will be equipped with a television and a private three-quarter bath with shower. A common area, or “town center,” will include an activities room, beauty/barber shop, gift shop, café, chapel, spiritual room and bedroom suite for guests of residents. It will also provide direct access to an outdoor courtyard for the enjoyment of all Long Term Care residents and guests.

Learn more:
Household design supports new model of care
Regulatory approval came in March 2016
Construction details



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