Concordia Village breaks ground on new care center

LSS’ Concordia Village community in Springfield, Illinois, kicked off the construction of its new skilled nursing care center July 20 with a special groundbreaking ceremony in its chapel.

The new addition will welcome as many as 64 residents to four 16-bed “households”, designed to create a home experience. Offering common living, dining, and kitchen areas, this household model of care is unique, with less than 1 percent of skilled nursing care centers in the US adopting this revolutionary approach to care.

On hand for the event were State Representative Rich Brauer of District 100, Springfield Mayor Timothy Davlin, City Alderman Tim Griffin, and LSS President John Kotovsky.

Construction of the care center will complete the continuum of care at Concordia Village, meaning that residents can experience independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing if needed without leaving the campus. The construction project will bring 50 new jobs to the area, with 50 more permanent positions created to staff the expansion when it opens in Summer 2011.

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