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New GRHS nursing home to open in July

A designer’s illustration shows the exterior of the new nursing home building that will open in late July. More illustrations at grhsonline.org/glencoe-remodel-expand-nursing-home/.

At the midpoint of its two-year nursing home remodeling and expansion project, Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) recently announced a new facility name and other details to residents, their family members and all GRHS staff.
“This new facility is an essential part of our transformation from an institutional model of care to a contemporary, resident-centered model,” said Julie Schmidt, GRHS vice president of long-term care and ancillary services. “We’re excited to start the process of leaving our old facility behind for a new living environment that is modern, home-like and more responsive to the breadth and complexity of needs that nursing home residents have today.”
When the project is complete, the nursing home will provide long-term residential care, memory care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and short-term transitional care for people who need skilled care and rehabilitation following a hospital stay.
New name
The nursing home long known as GRHS Long Term Care will be rechristened GlenFields Living with Care this summer to coincide with the opening of the first phase of the project.
“The name ‘GlenFields’ evokes the natural landscape where our organization was built and continues to prosper. ‘Living with Care’ says we aren’t a traditional nursing home anymore. Our new facility and care model will meet residents where they are, in a very individualized way, in a truly home-like setting,” said Schmidt. “The new name conveys that we are rooted in the community, and that we value our residents’ quality of life and quality of care in equal measure.”
GlenFields will be comprised of six smaller living units called households. Each household will have its own identity that reflects GlenFields’ natural, verdant setting. The four households that provide long-term care will be named Harvest View, Prairie Edge, Silver Leaf and Wood Land. The memory care household will be named Meadow Ridge and the household for transitional care will be named Fair Winds.
For more about the project, see the June 20 print edition of The Chronicle.