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First resident arrives at Northwest Indiana “Small House”

Park Place Health & Wellness Center of St. John is a new kind of nursing home, and Martha Winiarczyk is the first to experience it. ST. JOHN, Ind. (October 4, 2016) — Kathy Jones has been looking out for her Aunt Martha for many years. Martha has no children of her own, and she was confidently independent until recently. After a hospitalization, she was released to rehab, and eventually transferred to a higher level of care in South Holland, Illinois, where she remained for about a year. A retired nurse, Kathy was well-suited to serve as her aunt’s advocate throughout her various admissions, discharges, and transfers. When Kathy’s daughter, who lives in St. John, drove past a new construction site on 231 last year, she noticed that the Park Place St. John sign listed several levels of senior care. She knew it would be more convenient to have Aunt Martha closer to the family, so she called to put her on the list. Then she called her mom to let her know what she’d done. “She told me she figured we could always take her name off the list later if we changed our mind,” says Kathy, “and she was […]