Smith Cross­ing opens Green­leaf Rehab in Orland Park

September 24, 2020 • Source: Daily Southtown

SC opens Greenleaf Rehab in Orland Park

Smith Senior Liv­ing trustees and senior exec­u­tives along with Orland Park vil­lage offi­cials cel­e­brat­ed the grand open­ing last week of Green­leaf Rehab by rais­ing col­or­ful bar­bells draped with a ribbon.

Now that more old­er adults are sched­ul­ing elec­tive surgery, Smith Cross­ing is proud to help them return to their life of inde­pen­dence,” said Kevin McGee, pres­i­dent and CEO of Smith Senior Liv­ing, which spon­sors Smith Cross­ing. By increas­ing our capac­i­ty for short-term stay rehab we can help more peo­ple, espe­cial­ly those with more com­plex health care needs after surgery or a med­ical incident.”

McGee said the expan­sion was done because Smith Cross­ing could admit only 11% of patients seek­ing short-term stay rehab.

The two-sto­ry, 45,222-square-foot build­ing is con­nect­ed with a pas­sage­way to the west side of the main build­ing on Smith Crossing’s 32- acre cam­pus at 10501 Emi­lie Lane.

This expan­sion increas­es the total square- footage of its main build­ing to almost

506,000-square-feet of res­i­dences and com­mon areas.

With the addi­tion of the new rehab wing, Smith Cross­ing has invest­ed $119 mil­lion in build­ing its campus.

Smith Crossing’s new wing hous­es 46 pri­vate suites for adults need­ing short-term stay rehab ser­vices as well as com­mon areas includ­ing a mod­ern rehab gym that pro­vides a greater vari­ety of ther­a­pies; pri­vate treat­ment and ther­a­py rooms; offices; and a café for rehab patients, their fam­i­ly and friends.

Smith Cross­ing is home to 300 res­i­dents in inde­pen­dent and assist­ed liv­ing as well as mem­o­ry and skilled nurs­ing care.

As a not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion estab­lished in 1924, Smith Senior Liv­ing is deeply com­mit­ted to respond­ing to the needs of old­er adults. Because Will Coun­ty is one of the 100 fastest grow­ing coun­ties in the coun­try and its pop­u­la­tion is aging, Smith Cross­ing is antic­i­pat­ing an ever-increas­ing demand for rehab pro­grams,” said McGee said.

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