“Hillcrest works hard to enhance the lives of aging adults,” says Jim Janicki, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Hillcrest Health Services.
Founded in 1967, the company was founded by Wallace Tiller. Jolene Roberts acquired the company from him in 1988 with a visionary goal of creating a full continuum of services for aging adults. Fast forward to 2014 and Roberts is the CEO of the largest senior care organization in Sarpy County.
Janicki says Hillcrest offers more services for aging adults than any other provider in the region. This includes independent and assisted living, household-model skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient physical therapy, certified home health, hospice and palliative care.
Hillcrest operates three campuses on Highway 370 in Sarpy County and the Hillcrest Home & Community Services division serves nine counties in Nebraska and Iowa.
“In total, Hillcrest has more than 800 team members actively serving over 1,000 aging adults,” Janicki says.
Hillcrest continues to grown and evolve at a fast pace to meet the changing needs of aging adults within the community. Next year, they will open three new services:
1. The Grand Lodge at Hillcrest Country Estates – A resort-style community offering maintenance-free living, amenities, more than 100 independent living apartments and 60 assisted living and memory support apartments
2. The Rehab Cottage – Offering 22 accommodations for short-term, post-acute care in a household setting
3. A dedicated inpatient hospice care program – Located adjacent to Hillcrest Health & Rehab in Bellevue
“More than 75% of the Grand Lodge apartments are already reserved and more will be reserved in the coming months as we prepare for opening next spring,” Janicki says.
He says Hillcrest is unique for several reasons:
• They offer more services for aging adults than any other provider in the region, which helps ensure smooth transitions and better outcomes as seniors move through their system.
• The innovative cottages at Hillcrest Country Estates offer a nursing-home level of care in a setting that is far removed from the traditional nursing home.
• Their memory support communities use the latest techniques of the Montessori Method and are garnering national attention in nursing and trade journals.
“We love serving aging adults and making their lives better as much as possible,” says Janicki.