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New Winchester House in Mundelein more than halfway done!

by Transitional Care Management

10 17, 2019 | Posted in Construction, Facilities, Winchester House | 0 comments

By Mick Zawislak

The new Winchester House skilled nursing facility being built on Route 45 southeast of Route 83 in Mundelein is more than halfway home, with its opening planned for mid-2020.

When complete, the 185-bed facility on a former driving range will end any remaining Lake County government connection with Winchester House, which opened in 1847 as a poor farm and evolved into a long-term, 24-hour skilled nursing facility.

"We're almost completely under the roof at this point," said Brad Haber, a principal with facility developer and owner Innovative Health LLC. "We're in pretty good shape."

One of the Lake County Board's last expected actions regarding the new Winchester House will ensure the comfort of its residents by allowing wider beds and mattresses than currently in use.

But that will be a while, as work progresses to replace the existing five-story Winchester building at Milwaukee Avenue at Winchester Road that has been a highly visible fixture for generations on the Lake County government campus in Libertyville.

County involvement in the nursing home began to change as revenues fell and deficits rose when its resident population began to decline. In 2011, the county hired an outside firm to manage Winchester House. Eventually, officials reluctantly decided to get out of the nursing home business altogether.

Traditional Care of Lake County, an entity of Rosemont-based Innovative Health LLC, has operated Winchester House since Aug. 1, 2015.

After county officials decided they didn't want to sink significant money into aging mechanical systems at the existing facility, they reached an agreement with Transitional Care clearing the way for a new, privately owned and operated Winchester House.

Under the deal, all residents living in the existing Winchester House will be able to live at the new facility, which may get a new name.

"Whatever it's called, we'll have all the care and characteristics of what's here," Haber said. "It's still the same reputation (for care). We're bringing over all the people."

Originally, the $30 million new Winchester House was to have been completed in the fall of 2018. However, financing-related issues delayed the groundbreaking until last December.

Besides skilled, long-term care for conditions including dementia, 79 of the beds at the new facility will be for patients undergoing short-term rehabilitation after procedures like hip replacements.

About 80% of Winchester House residents rely on Medicaid, a federal-state health insurance program for low-income people. That means residents who move will be paying the same amount.

Transitional Care's agreement also included the county's providing a subsidy of up to $6.7 million for the new facility. The county board last week agreed to increase that amount by $175,000 to provide better beds and mattresses at the new facility, but that additional money will come from a Winchester House donation fund.

"It's not county money. It's not taxpayer money," said Lake County Board member Steve Carlson, chairman of the board's health and community services committee.

View Original Daily Herald Story Here. Daily Herald Credits: Paul Valade | Staff Photographer (in progress construction photo) Mick Zawislak | Editorial Writer

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Breaking Ground for the new Transitional Care of Lake County

by Transitional Care Management

12 17, 2018 | Posted in Construction, Event, Facilities | 0 comments

Following many years of work and partnerships between Lake County, the Winchester House Advisory Board, Transitional Care Management, Innovative Health, and the Village of Mundelein, representatives of the public/private partnership celebrated the official ground-breaking of the highly anticipated new Transitional Care of Lake County. The new care center, to be located at 850 East Route 45, will replace the existing county-owned Winchester House that will relocate and open as a new state-of-the-art healthcare center that is owned and operated by Transitional Care of Lake County. After 150 years of owning and operating Winchester House, the Lake County Board sought a partner that could help the County facilitate a smooth transition to private ownership and management of the county-owned and operated Winchester House skilled nursing center. Primary goals included:

  • building upon the strong Winchester House legacy of quality care
  • maintaining and enhancing services to residents and families
  • and planning for a new state-of-the-art community for current residents and their families, as well as future people in need of skilled nursing or memory care, to call home.
Innovative Health and Transitional Care Management offered what turned out to be an ideal solution for the County’s needs, and, in addition, presented incorporating a model, known as Transitional Care, which helps patients bridge the distance between hospital and home by providing a new and highly specialized, short-term recovery option. Construction for the new center begins this month. “The new Transitional Care of Lake County will offer new innovation in resident-centered senior care and continue the tradition of providing compassionate, high quality skilled nursing and memory care to current residents of Winchester House and Lake County residents who require services in the years to come,” said Denise Norman, President of Transitional Care Management. Breaking ground for the new Transitional Care of Lake County, a public/private partnership initiated by the Lake County Board in partnership with Innovative Health and Transitional Care Management to best serve area older adults and their families are (from left to right): Mayor Steve Lentz, Village of Mundelein; Julie Mayer, Winchester House Advisory Board Chair; Steve Carlson, Lake County Board Member (District 7); Brad Haber, Principal, Innovative Health; Denise Norman, the President of Transitional Care Management; Michael Knight, Lake County United, Winchester House Advisory Board; Sandy Hart, Lake County Board Chair; Brian Cloch, Principal, Innovative Health, CEO, Transitional Care Management

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Sharpen Your Skills – One Credit Hour at a Time!

by Transitional Care Management

03 03, 2016 | Posted in Arlington Heights, Uncategorized | 0 comments

TCUlogo March 2015Join Transitional Care Management at its new Arlington Heights location for informative, interactive and complimentary CEU courses.  Each month you’re invited to learn about trends in the healthcare field from the perspective of physicians, therapists and more!  To register forupcoming courses, please RSVP to events@transitional-ah.com. 2016-Winter-Spring-TCU-Calendar-page-002

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Privatized Winchester House could move from Libertyville to Mundelein

by Transitional Care Management

02 29, 2016 | Posted in Facilities, Winchester House | 0 comments

Rick Kambic Contact Reporter of the Pioneer Press
Mundelein has emerged as the potential new home of the recently privatized Winchester House nursing home. The Lake County Board voted in May 2015 to privatize the long-standing nursing home and move the facility from its current location at Winchester Road and Milwaukee Avenue within two years. The proposed Mundelein project involves a new $30 million, 93,000-square-foot building with 90 employees and up to 180 patients, according to a Mundelein village memo. Representatives from Innovative Health, the company that now runs Winchester House, attended the Feb. 22 Mundelein Village Board meeting to talk about their plans for the proposed new facility at 850 E. Route 45. The property, located next to Dover Straits restaurant, is currently covered by soccer fields. READ MORE... ct-ctlh-ct-mun-winchester-house-relocation-tl-030-20160226Innovative Health and Transitional Care Management say their proposed facility in Mundelein would look similar to their Transitional Care Center of Arlington Heights. The Mundelein project, if approved, would replace the Winchester House in Libertyville. (Courtesy of Village of Mundelein)

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Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is In the News!

by Transitional Care Management

08 21, 2015 | Posted in Arlington Heights, Facilities | 0 comments

By  of the Daily Herald

Officials at the first stand-alone short-term rehabilitation center in the Northwest suburbs say they hope a stay at the Arlington Heights facility will be more like a hotel visit than a hospital stay.

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights, 1200 N. Arlington Heights Road, has 120 beds in mostly private suites for patients who need a bridge between hospital and home while recovering from acute and chronic conditions. The $27 million facility, built in a little more than a year on the site of a former AT&T building, likely will start accepting its first patients in August. READ MORE...

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Village Officials and Transitional Care Management Tie the Knot!

by Transitional Care Management

08 19, 2015 | Posted in Arlington Heights, Facilities | 0 comments

Village officials joined the Transitional Care Management team at the ribbon-tying ceremony at the new Transitional Care of Arlington Heights.  Pictured left to right are: Megan Mulherin, Administrator; Charles Ross, Chief Strategy Officer; Sarah Glumm, Chief Clinical Officer; Mike Filippo, Chief Operating Officer; Denise Norman, President; David Weiss, Managing Principal of Rangeline Companies; Brian Cloch, Chief Executive Officer; Thomas Hayes, Mayor of Arlington Heights; Randy Recklaus, Arlington Heights Village Manager; Thomas Glasgow, Village Trustee; Charles Witherington-Perkins, Director of Planning and Community Development for Arlington Heights; Carol Blackwood, Mike Sidor and Jim Tanaglia, Village Trustees; Michael Mertes, Arlington Heights Business Development Coordinator; and Robin LaBedz, Village Trustee. Over 200 guests enjoyed tours of the new center, sampled signature CuisineCare delights and celebrated the debut of the new post-acute care center that will offer short-term rehabilitative care for people who are bridging the distance between hospital and home. TCAH_001 150 TCAH_001 165 TCAH_partyd_web TCAH_partyl_web TCAH_ribbontyinga_web TCAH_ribbontyingb_web TCAH_ribbontyingh_web TCAH_ribbontyingi_web TCAH_toura_web TCAH_tourg_web

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Welcome Village Representatives!

by Transitional Care Management

05 22, 2015 | Posted in Arlington Heights, Facilities | 0 comments

Transitional Care Management of Arlington Heights welcomed Village representatives for a sneak peek of the first stand-alone, post-acute care center in the northwest suburbs. Pictured left to right: (front row) Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce representative Jim Platt, Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, Village Trustee Robin LaBedz, State Representative Elaine Nekritz, TCAH Administrator Megan Mulherin and AH Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jon Ridler (back row) TCM Chief Strategy Officer Charles Ross and State Representative David Harris.

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Honored to be Chosen

by Transitional Care Management

05 15, 2015 | Posted in Arlington Heights, Facilities | 0 comments

Transitional Care Management is honored to be chosen to support Aaron Lawlor and the Lake County Board’s vision to provide for high quality care and services for the residents of Lake County. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-winchester-house-st-0515-20150514-story.html  

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Taking Shape

by Transitional Care Management

03 17, 2015 | Posted in Arlington Heights, Facilities | 0 comments

The addition of dry wall helps (one of) the new Transitional Care of Arlington Heights therapy gyms, nursing stations and first floor take shape at the northwest suburb’s first stand-alone, state-of-the-art Transitional Care center.  Within these walls, Transitional Care physicians will guide around-the-clock skilled nursing care while physiatrists, therapists and clinicians will work to help patients restore function lost through injury, surgery or disease.

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Going Up!

by Transitional Care Management

03 10, 2015 | Posted in Arlington Heights | 0 comments

Elevator installation continues at the Northwest Suburb’s first stand-alone post acute care center. Currently under construction, Transitional Care of Arlington Heights will offer comfortable, comprehensive and clinically proven rehabilitative care that helps bridge the distance between the hospital and home.

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