Designed by UrbanWorks, the new building will provide 70,000 square feet of space that will include both medical services and a daycare facility. The new structure will house one of the first “Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly” initiatives in the state. The program, known as PACE, will aim to assist seniors in remaining in their homes for as long as possible, offering not only traditional examining rooms but also a cafe and activity areas for music, arts and crafts, and yoga.
The first floor will be wholly dedicated to the program, which is open to seniors who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and qualify for nursing home care but are still able to live safely at home. Meanwhile, the second floor will feature an expanded family medicine program, with space for 20 doctors in residency.
The building building will offer various transportation options, such as bus Routes 47 and 94 each within a five-minute walk. The nearest CTA stations are Kedzie and Western, each offering Orange Line service and under a 10-minute walk from the site.
Esperanza Health Centers is partnering with trusted contractors to ensure the new facility’s successful construction, including the general contractor, M.A. Mortenson Company. A full completion is anticipated for next year.