In the 1990s, the world was becoming a more connected place through advances in technology. Personal computers, the World Wide Web, and mobile phones made it possible for people to gather information from various sources and share it widely. These advances fundamentally changed the way we connect with information and people, and today it’s hard to imagine life any different. During this same decade, Providence was also looking for new ways to connect with people who needed care.
Haven Park becomes part of the Providence Life Services family in 1992, offering Medicare-certified, Joint Commission-accredited skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services to seniors throughout western Michigan.
In 1993, we form the Providence Home Health Care agency (now known as Providence At Home). This agency is licensed in 1994 to provide in-home care for people who are not ready to move in to a retirement or care community.
By meeting people right where they live, we can help them maintain both their independence and their health like never before.
Richard C. Schutt serves the broader health care community by accepting leadership roles within Life Services Network, an association of not-for-profit senior care providers of Illinois.
1995 – Rest Haven Central begins offering sub-acute rehabilitation services through Marianjoy, becoming a place for recovery, not just convalescence.
Rest Haven West receives the highest possible accreditation rating from Joint Commission (formerly known as Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations).
Service extends to Michigan when Royal Park Place and Royal Atrium Inn are added to the Providence family.
1997 – Royal Park Place, a Retirement Living community in Zeeland, Michigan, is purchased and joins the Providence family.
1998 – Royal Atrium Inn, an Assisted Living community in Zeeland, Michigan, joins the Providence family.
The merger is celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House.
Administrator Jeff Zylstra welcomes the broader community to an Open House at Royal Park Place and Royal Atrium Inn
A new community is developed in Homer Glen, Illinois — Victorian Village would offer Assisted Living, Retirement Living, and Memory Support.
1999 – Groundbreaking ceremony for Victorian Village
Construction of Victorian Village nears completion
1999 – Victorian Village is completed and open for business
Grand Opening celebration at Victorian Village
1999 – Our skilled nursing communities in South Holland and Downers Grove, Illinois, begin offering rehabilitation in addition to skilled nursing services