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:
“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.
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.