Lyons Health and Living to close at end of November
It was announced in a Sept. 5 press release that operations at the Lyons Health & Living Center, which has served the area for roughly 35 years, will cease at the end of November.
“As a family-owned operator and one that has enjoyed serving the community in Lyons for many years, this is a difficult decision for us,” said CarDon Chief Operating Officer Gregg Gormal. “We have developed a thoughtful and comprehensive plan to ensure the best transition possible for residents, their families and our associates.”
CarDon and Associates, the Bloomington-based and family-owned operator of the center did not provide specifics as to why the community is discontinuing operations, but noted that in order to make the transition as smooth as possible, residents as well as employees will be provided with the option to move to different communities operated by CarDon and Associates.
“Care conferences” are being held with residents as well as families to help identify the best possible relocation options, with tours of other facilities being offered facilitated free of charge. Several locations, the release notes, are within a manageable driving distance of Lyons. CarDon is also willing to work with operators of other assisted-living communities in case residents are interested in relocating to nearby Linton or elsewhere.
Similarly, CarDon is meeting with its Lyons associates to discuss ongoing employment options at other CarDon communities, as well as work closely with associates who would like to pursue employment with a different company.
CarDon and Associates owns, operates and manages around 21 communities across the Midwest and has been doing so for more than 40 years. In addition to assisted living, services include independent living, rehabilitation, long-term care, skilled nursing and memory care.