June 26, 2017
Heritage Woods of Minooka, a new affordable assisted living community, is open and welcomed its first residents this month.
The community, located at 701 Heritage Woods Drive behind Jewel in Minooka, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.
Heritage Woods operates through the Illinois Supportive Living Program, which provides a residential alternative to nursing homes.
The three-story building houses 101 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of the private apartments features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning units, and an emergency alert system.
In addition, Heritage Woods of Minooka has community areas, including a dining room, fitness area and library.
Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, PC, which has offices in Chicago and Champaign, designed the community. Horve Builders, of Forsyth, Illinois, was the general contractor for the nearly $18 million project.
When fully occupied, the community will provide 50 to 55 full-time and part-time jobs. Annual payroll with benefits is projected to be nearly $1.5 million.
Heritage Woods of Minooka joins more than 50 other communities operated by Gardant Management Solutions, including the Heritage Woods buildings in Bolingbrook, Dwight, Plainfield and Yorkville. Gardant is the largest assisted living provider in Illinois and the 12th largest provider in the nation.
Individuals interested in learning more about Heritage Woods of Minooka can call 815-467-2837.
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