BOURBONNAIS – The former Presence Our Lady of Victory nursing home located at 20 Briarcliff in Bourbonnais has officially changed hands.
“This is the 13th facility for Citadel,” Cole Teller of Citadel Healthcare said Wednesday in an interview. “We’ve been serving the Kankakee community since 2016.” Citadel of Kankakee opened took over operations from Manorcare in 2016.
The home, previously owned by St. Louis-based senior living provider Ascension Living, has been sold to Morton Grove, based Citadel Healthcare and will now be known as Citadel of Bourbonnais. The sale was finalized during the first week of November. New signage reflecting the change in ownership went up earlier this month.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to do in Kankakee with adding memory care unit and putting money into the facility. We’re very thrilled to be able to get into the Bourbonnais market, which is next door to us, and try to build the continuum of care with having two facilities,” Teller explained.
Citadel was nominated by Fortune magazine as one of the Best Workplaces in Aging Services in 2019.
“We’re very very committed to making sure our employees are treated very well and getting the best possible company benefits because we know if we do that, it’s going to result in better patient care,” Teller said Wednesday. “That’s something we’re very proud of. Being able to build a company where our staff is put first. We know if they’re put first, our residents and staff members are going to be happy.”
Teller reports Citadel Healthcare is planning on building and remodeling their newly acquired Bourbonnais site. “We’re dealing with a crazy world and that, but we are going to be spending money on the facility. We’re going to be doing remodeling work and trying to get it up to par like we’ve done in Kankakee.”
No date or amount of investment in the site was available. Previous renovation efforts at the Kankakee site in 2017 involved the entire facility being gutted as part of remodeling efforts. The company was among several long-term care homes in the United States that received PPP packages ranging in aid size from the Federal Government earlier this year.