Laurel Grove Assisted Living, part of Shady Lane, Inc., Senior Living Services, has opened eighteen new Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) units for assisted living. The building features eighteen spacious 400 square foot residences and, in the fall of 2017, will open a second neighborhood with eighteen units dedicated to secure memory care. A resident lounge, dining room, family dining room, and spa are among the neighborhood features and residences include walk-in showers and kitchenettes.
“When we broke ground in August, our Board of Directors had a vision based on our
communities growing needs. Because they are local leaders, they have a unique understanding of our community,” said Todd Meerdink, Shady Lane CEO. Meerdink also
credits Greg Zastrow of Eppstein Uhen Architects of Milwaukee and Stan Johnson of
A. C. E. Building Services, general contractors, with the project’s success. “They were
responsive to our needs, to our budget, and were ahead of schedule,” added Meerdink.
The building is Phase I of a multi-phased master plan that was a year in the making and
will enable the facility to respond to the changing face of senior living. The 35,000-
square-foot, $7 million building changes the look of the campus and will allow operation
as a CBRF or a nursing home (SNF). This creates flexibility in planning to meet the future
housing and care-giving needs of area seniors. The final plan and its phases are estimated to be a $30-$40 million project upon completion.
Established in 1951, Shady Lane is Manitowoc’s only non-profit, citizen-directed care
center. In addition to Laurel Grove Assisted Living, Shady Lane offers two other care
sections. Rehab at Shady Lane is a separate unit designed exclusively for short-term
rehabilitation with appropriate therapies. Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, which provides skilled care, offers only private rooms and suites at competitive prices.
For additional information, contact: Theresa Patrick, 920-682-8254.