It's the cutting edge philosophy to meet the growing need in the Rapid City market. Westhills Village broke ground on an expansion ... just east of their main facility on Fifth and Texas streets. The new construction will add 44 new assisted living apartments and underground parking. The Independent Living apartments, new Assisted Living rooms and healthcare or nursing home facilities will be connected via a skyway.
Westhills CEO Daryl Reinicke says it's more than just new building. “It's about the novel services and amenities that meet the needs of seniors who want to age in place.… be with people they’re comfortable with … in a place they want to be.”
“We live in times where things are really changing in terms of senior care services and healthcare. Assisted living is really stepping up in the forefront of meeting that need. Here at Westhills Village we have an increased need for assisted living.One of the thing assisted living does is meet the need of healthcare in house in both at the same times at a lesser cost of say a skilled nursing facility where it’s all healthcare and much more expensive. Assisted living really fits the need and a niche of people as they age.”
One of concepts of Westhills is very proud of and one of the first in the state of SD and one of few yet today that does it is this continuity of care, this continuum of care all under one place under one roof. So as people have a need to transition into levels of care they’re not having to move across town. They stay in the same place and receive their care and services there. They’re around the people that they want to be around.”
Westhills opened approximately 34 years ago and it just continues to grow and meet the new kinds of needs that are out there. So this project truly falls in line with being on the leading edge of care and services. While this Assisted Living expansion is primarily for our current residents as their needs change – Westhills Village absolutely believes the Courtyard will set the standard for aging well in a continuum of care facility.