Wellbrooke honored for design, architecture


Wellbrooke of Westfield has won the “Senior Housing News” design and architecture award for the country’s best new skilled nursing center. Developed by Indiana-based Mainstreet Property Group, Wellbrooke of Westfield competed against more than 70 communities across the nation in SHN’s inaugural competition to recognize innovation and cutting-edge design in senior living construction and renovation.

“The innovation and design at Wellbrooke of Westfield cater to the specific lifestyle and desires of today’s Baby Boomers – desires which are more demanding than and markedly different from (those of) previous generations,” stated Zeke Turner, CEO of Mainstreet.

A departure from the industry’s more traditional care centers, SHN said the hotel-like environment is comfortable and welcoming, offering concierge-style services and amenities and a plethora of social activities. Onsite therapists and a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center provide residents access to the best equipment and training to aid their recovery. There is a focused effort on getting residents well and getting them home.

The facility features 70 private and companion suites for physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as 30 service-rich apartments for full-time assisted living. Ninety percent of the rooms are single-bed rooms with private bathrooms. Wellbrooke is managed by Life Care Services.

“Wellbrooke of Westfield is an extraordinary example of the new approach to skilled nursing care,” Wellbrooke General Manager Phil Heer stated. “We continue to get incredibly positive reactions to the center’s inventive and fresh design from residents, their families and our visitors.”

Mayor Andy Cook and Mainstreet’s Turner will host a community event to celebrate the achievement with the Westfield community from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at Wellbrooke of Westfield, 937 E. 186th St.