A nursing home in Cedarbrook is getting a $10,000 renovation project
Cedarbrook, Illinois (CNN) — A nursing facility in Cedarwood is getting $10.4 million in renovations to make it more modern and comfortable for its residents.
The Cedarbrook Nursing Home has been undergoing renovations for years, and this is its first major renovation project, said Beth Hensley, who is the facility’s director.
Hensley said she’s thrilled to be working with a group of community members, including a nonprofit group, the Cedarwood Neighborhood Association, to get the project completed.
The community group has been working with the Cedarbrook nursing house and community partners to help the facility meet the needs of its residents and staff.
In addition to the $10 million in new renovations, the community will get a grant of up to $1 million to help cover the cost of the new facility, Henship said.
Community members also will receive $5,000 each to help pay for the facility renovations.
The project is part of the Cedarwoods redevelopment plan that calls for $60 million in spending in the Cedar Springs area, Cedarwood Mayor Kevin Larkin said in a news release.
It’s expected to generate $25 million in economic activity in the region, he said.
Hesley said the renovation of the nursing home is being done by a group called Cedarbrook Community Partners, which has a contract with the community.
The group will be the lead contractor, Hinsley said.
She said it’s important for the community to be able to continue to have access to the care they need, because it’s so important for their health.
The building is a large, brick building with a pool and gym, which is used for fitness, recreation and other activities, Hersley said, adding that the renovation is expected to be completed in about six months.
Cedarwood has a population of about 1,200 people.