World War II veteran receives medal 73 years after service in Guam

May 3, 2019– Muskegon resident William Naill, husband of SKLD Muskegon resident, was finally awarded his Occupation Service Medal, thanks to employees at SKLD Muskegon. Fox News was at SKLD to cover the ceremony when Mr. Naill received his long overdue award, presented by the Muskegon County Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more

The event was also covered by Mlive.com. Read more here.


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SKLD fundraiser to help family of Ionia boy battling cancer

Mar 8, 2019– SKLD Ionia raises $1,600 in a bake sale to help a local family. Read more


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Nursing home employees create memorial service to honor resident’s brother

January 2, 2018– Employees at a Michigan nursing home couldn’t bring back a resident’s beloved brother after he died. But they went above and beyond to comfort her by holding a memorial service in his honor. Read more in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News


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Near-death experience creates special bond between two strangers

November 20, 2018– A near-death experience brings two strangers together. Now, they can't imagine life apart.

September 30th, 2018 was a day that could have turned tragic for Anna Schultz and Sharon Bruce-Carey.

But months later, watching the two interact for our interview at SKLD Home, where Schultz was just released following her recovery from an accident, you would think the two are lifelong friends. Watch their story on Fox News 17.


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Illuminate Eyes Regional Skilled Nursing Growth After ManorCare Acquisitions

July 18, 2018– Illuminate HC, which recently took over nine former HCR ManorCare skilled nursing facilities in Michigan, intends to use the deal as the first step toward becoming a regional player.

Read more on Skilled Nursing News.

 

A provider out to solve the turnover problem ‘once and for all’


July 18, 2018– There’s a new player on the long-term care scene and it makes no small plans. It’s goal, in part, is to “enlighten” the rest of the profession with an employee-focused brand of care, as well technical innovation that could revolutionize resident response times and care.

Illuminate HC is its name, and the moniker itself is a show of the creativity behind its leaders. Illuminate stands for its proprietary, new logistics system that uses patent-pending software and a new staffing model that speeds up call-response times.

The HC, meanwhile, stands for “human capital,” an ironically spartan phrase that belies the special touches that await those who would work for the start-up.

Read more in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News


Illuminate HC signs contract to manage 9 nursing homes in Detroit, Grand Rapids

July 13, 2019– Illuminate Human Capital, a post-acute care company based in Evanston, Ill., has taken over management of nine nursing homes with 1,054 beds with 1,500 employees in metro Detroit and Grand Rapids area. Read more in Crain’s Detroit Business.