King-Bruwaert House (KBH) is building on its 90-year history of providing gracious senior living to those in Chicagoland by partaking in its largest construction project in the last 30 years. Our Life Plan Community based in the west suburbs of Chicago is in the midst of a campus expansion which will include a new skilled nursing pavilion and an independent living apartment building. This expansion will perfectly blend into the existing campus which houses our original Manor Home and The Woods independent living cottages. The expansion will provide brand new residential options for seniors now, and into the future.

The spacious and beautifully appointed luxury apartment homes are under construction just east of our historic Georgian Manor Home. This long-awaited project, The Gardens of King-Bruwaert House, has been under discussion for years to meet the growing need for more independent living homes to serve our community. The 43-unit, three-story building will feature brick construction and bright, open floor plans surrounded by a natural, wooded setting. Excellent dining options, personal and professional services, convenient underground parking plus a full range of amenities will create a well-rounded lifestyle for incoming residents, age 60 and better. Amenities will include a restaurant, life enrichment spaces which will house much of our daily activities and programming, a lounge with a bar, a fitness center with a massage therapy room, and much more.

“We know an extraordinary future awaits those who prioritize a maintenance-free lifestyle, along with quality care and active engagement with social activities”, said CEO Terri Bowen. The new building will include landscaped courtyards, and connect with  1-1/2-mile walking path that passes along two ponds, a bridge over a tributary of Flagg Creek, a gazebo, multiple gardens, and a fenced-in dog-all on KBH’s campus.

An enclosed walkway will connect The Gardens to the existing manor home, providing easy and temperature-controlled access to all services, activities and events. There’s assurance in having a continuum of care available at any point in the future – with priority admission to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing for temporary or permanent care. We look forward to residents moving to their new home in The Gardens in approximately one year.

Construction is wrapping up for KBH’s new skilled nursing pavilion which will replace an aging skilled nursing wing which was added to the community in the 1980’s. The new nursing unit will house two spacious and modern 14-bed neighborhoods that include a state-of-the-art memory care area. The construction plan will bring a complete redesign to the unit. Nursing and support staff will focus on person-centered care to meet the needs and abilities of those requiring 24-hour services. Each neighborhood will include amenity spaces like activity rooms, dining and living rooms with a fireplace, private residential suites with private bathrooms, smaller shared kitchens for group cooking activities, a memory garden, private patios, separate gathering rooms for families, and nurses offices and meeting spaces.

KBH takes pride in the fact that we do not rely on agency nurses and only provide KBH employees as nurses and CNAs to our residents. This allows a greater sense of connection and familiarity between our residents and staff. KBH also boasts great longevity, especially with our nursing staff, where it is not uncommon to have team members with 10 to 25+ years of service.