Nursing Home’s Focus: Rehabilitation

Soon to rise on Springfield’s west side is a nursing home with a 75-bed capacity. This facility will concentrate more on short-term rehabilitation while providing the services as well as hospitality a fashionable hotel. This statement was from the developers of the projects.

Brian Levinson, partner of Platinum Healthcare, stated that this is for those whose independence is dominant during the ceremonial groundbreaking for the facility called The Bridge Care Suites, which is said to be well worth $12.9 million.

He stated that the facility has cutting-edge care model which is expected to magnet adults who are 50 years and older who require intense rehabilitative therapy as they are getting better from conditions which range from heart problems, hip/knee replacements to falls, strokes, and sports injuries.

A lot of these people, at least for those in the Springfield locality, are at the moment recovering at their homes and are receiving home health care services or are going to outpatient rehab centers, continued Levinson. They are not so attracted to the idea of traditional nursing homes which mainly house patients who have chronic conditions, he stated.

The Bridge Care Suites is anticipated to be functioning by January 2013 located at 3089 Jacksonville Road. This facility will primarily provide services to those who are covered by Medicare as well as private health insurance for stays that are short-lived. The facility shall also accept Medicaid patients, said Levinson.

Platinum and Mainstreet Property Group is behind this facility. They are a real-estate development company based in Skokie from suburban Indianapolis. Platinum shall hold the nursing-home license as well as manage the facility.

The structure’s constructions will produce around 375 jobs, based on Platinum. The general contractor shall be Walsh Construction. Also, around 150 people shall be taken on by Bridge Care Suites the moment it starts to function, Levinson said.

Almost every room is a private one. The facility shall also have a café, a business center, home-like furnishings and wireless Internet, Levinson continued.

Bridge Care Suites “hospitality” care shall cost Platinum beyond what conventional nursing-home models do, however, Levinson said that Platinum anticipates to gain profit. Platinum also manages Springfield’s Capitol Care Center.

Bridge Care Suites, according to Levinson, belongs to a much particular niche which at the moment is not being served.

The patient population at Capitol Care, 555 W. Carpenter is not projected to go down when the fresh facility starts to function, he stated.

Mike Houston, Mayor of Springfield, stated at a ceremony held Tuesday that being a senior citizen, he is happy to see Springfield’s Bridge Care Suites, yet he hopes that he will never have to use it.

The mayor said it will definitely have a huge impact on the economy.

The site is five acres and is located just a couple of blocks from the Orthopedic Center of Illinois, Physicians Group Associates, Gailey Eye Clinic, and  Memorial Health System’s Koke Mill Medical Center.

Houston said that they are really producing a west side medical location in Springfield

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