by Susan O’Neill
Village Board members reacted favorably to a plan for a senior living facility Prism Health Care Management Group would like to build in Sugar Grove.
The one-story facility would be built on a 19-acre site on the west side of Route 47 north of Wheeler Road, with separate wings for a physical and occupational rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility and a skilled nursing facility.
Acreage with frontage on Route 47 will be set aside for a possible urgent care center and medical offices, retail and restaurant space.
â€œThere’s a tremendous need for something like this out here,â€ trustee Mary Heineman said. â€œThis is the first one west of Randall Road.â€
Prism Health-Care Management Group Chief Executive Officer Lewis Borsellino said that the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board has determined the need for 339 skilled nursing beds in the Kane County Planning Area.
The facility would be for private pay patients, which he said is supported by Sugar Grove’s median income level.
â€œYou’ve done a great job here,â€ Village President Sean Michels said. â€œIt seems like a good fit.â€
Among its other projects, the developer of senior long-term care facilities recently completed a 58-unit senior living facility in Morris, Ill., with a 152-bed skilled nursing facility scheduled for completion in March 2010.
Sugar Grove Community Development Director Rich Young this week said the nursing home approval process is lengthy, and he does not know yet when the project would move forward.
92,000-square-foot facility to include:
â€¢ 60-bed assisted living facility
â€¢ 120-bed skilled nursing facility
â€¢ Wing for physical and
â€¢ Located on 19 acres on west side
of Route 47 north of