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History

Developed in 1991 by five residents of Wilkes County, the Villages of Wilkes was created as a locally owned and operated nursing facility to serve the senior adults within the community.  Originally serving 61 residents in skilled nursing and 19 residents in assisted living, we currently provide senior adults with a full continuum of care: 7 individual homes for independent living, occupancy for 72 residents in assisted living, 130 guests in our skilled nursing facility, and 12 guests in our Special Care Unit serving those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. In addition, we received approval in 2007 to enlarge our assisted living facility to accommodate an additional 30 residents.

The Villages takes great pride in our reputation within our community. We continue to be owned by a Wilkes County native, insuring our responsiveness to our community; and our management and operations have remained consistent.  We dedicate ourselves to continuing the Villages' Journey by challenging ourselves to remain forerunners in the field of long term care.

We believe that we have served our community well. As we move forward, we are mindful of the needs of our current guests and community as we strive to develop innovative plans to provide optimal care.

Timeline:

1991
The Villages of Wilkes is developed and begins serving the community
.

1995
Responding to community need, construction is completed on an addition that
increases occupancy by 50 residents.

1999
A new assisted living facility for 72 residents allows senior adults to age on the campus.

2000
Seven individual homes are built that provide independent living and
complete the continuum of care.

2004
A $25,000 grant
is awarded by the state to build a greenhouse and
outdoor gardens, positively impacting the quality of life.

2007
A $15,000 grant
is awarded by the state to add hot and cold buffets,
giving residents additional dining choices.

2007
Approval was received to enlarge the assisted living facility, allowing an additional
30 residents who need limited assistance to enjoy their independence.

 


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