More than two decades ago, the leadership at three local hospitals, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, New Berlin Memorial Hospital, and Waukesha Memorial Hospital, recognized the need for quality services for older adults in the greater Waukesha County community. Their vision created LindenGrove, Inc., a separate nonprofit organization governed by a local Board of Directors that includes representation from the originating organizations, which now are Froedtert Health & Medical College of Wisconsin - Community Memorial Hospital and ProHealth Care. In 1987, LindenGrove assumed the operations of Waukesha County's nursing home, The Northview Home. In 1989, the 405 beds of the former Northview Home were divided into three LindenGrove facilities, each with 135 long-term care beds. LindenGrove-Menomonee Falls, LindenGrove-New Berlin and LindenGrove-Waukesha opened their newly-built skilled nursing and rehabilitative care facilities with the former Northview Home residents as their first residents.
Within the first few years of this new organization, the leadership of LindenGrove expanded its services for the older-adult population in Southeastern Wisconsin. Programs were developed and expanded for patients needing short-term rehabilitation services following hospital discharge prior to returning to their home. In 1993, Linden Heights opened as an assisted living apartments facility on the LindenGrove-Waukesha campus. In 1996, LindenGrove expanded into Mukwonago by opening Linden Ridge as an assisted living apartments facility and Linden Court as a small-scale dementia care / memory care home. In 1998, LindenGrove-Mukwonago opened as the fourth long-term skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation facility in the organization.
In 2005, LindenGrove opened a second small-scale dementia care / memory care home on the LindenGrove-Waukesha campus, named Linden Court-Waukesha.
In 2013, a third small-scale memory care home was opened on the LindenGrove-New Berlin campus, named Linden Court-New Berlin.
In 2016, the organization officially changed its name from LindenGrove to LindenGrove Communities to better reflect its business focus and multiple locations.
As LindenGrove Communities has grown as a local nonprofit, it has continued to be affiliated with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin - Community Memorial Hospital and ProHealth Care. It has also continued its commitment to the community to provide quality healthcare services and support services for approximately 2,000 patients and residents per year in the nine facilities. LindenGrove Communities has grown to be one of the largest employers in Waukesha County with more than 1,000 employees, many of which have decades of service to the organization and the people they serve.
LindenGrove Communities is proud to have a consistent history of being ranked by state and federal regulators among the highest skilled nursing facilities in Wisconsin.
Learn more about the Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance.
Learn more about the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
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