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Tutera Senior Living & Healthcare Care Acquires The Lodge at Manito Assisted Living Community in Illinois

MANITO, Ill. – Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, a Kansas City-based senior health care provider, announced it has purchased The Lodge at Manito. Located in Manito, Illinois, on eight acres, the community provides assisted living and memory care – the first and only dedicated memory care community in the Manito area. Over the past 38 years, Tutera has developed expertise in providing senior living experiences for individuals living with memory loss through its THRIVE in the Courtyard memory care program, which will be available to the residents of Manito.

“The Lodge at Manito has an exceptional reputation in the area for providing quality care and services,” said Randy Bloom, president and chief operating officer of Tutera. “We are excited by the opportunity to combine our years of senior living experience to an existing, well-operated community to achieve superior outcomes.”

The community opened in 2017 by the Mason County Health Department, which was the first of its kind in the state – no other health department in Illinois owns an assisted living property. Tutera and Mason County will have a collaborative relationship that will benefit the residents of The Lodge at Manito.

“We did the groundwork to get The Lodge at Manito up and running; now it’s time to build off the county’s success and bring in an expert like Tutera who knows senior living,” said Curt Jibben, public health officer of the Mason County Health Department. “Tutera’s brand and values align perfectly with The Lodge at Manito, and we’re excited for this partnership to further our mutual goal of providing the best care to the older population in Mason County.”

The community will adopt Tutera’s YOUNITE philosophy – a way to get to know residents on a personal level to provide a unique and one-of-a-kind experience where needs are properly met. Because of YOUNITE, The Lodge at Manito will offer team members, services, amenities and culture that work together to support residents’ independence and honor their individuality.

“At Tutera, we understand that each community is different, and as a result, we must understand what opportunities exist on a community-by-community basis,” said Bloom. “Tutera provides many resources to the community team, including systems, processes and programs to engage both the residents and the team members. Consistent with our YOUNITE philosophy, we will initially spend a great amount of time listening. Only then will we create an operational plan specific to the needs of The Lodge at Manito.”

The collaboration between Tutera and Mason County continues to move forward to better service the seniors of Manito and Mason County.


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About Tutera Senior Living & Health Care

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is an established senior health care provider proudly serving older adults for more than 35 years. Founded in 1983, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care has grown to own and operate 72 senior living communities in nine states. With a diverse portfolio, Tutera provides its residents independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post-surgery rehabilitation, memory care, home health and hospice care. Tutera is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its residents and their families through senior living and health care experts who inspire and promote individuality and personal happiness. For more information, visit www.Tutera.com.

About Mason County

Mason County, Illinois, has a population of just over 13,000 people with a median age of 45. Leaders in Mason County came together because the need is great — for medical care, jobs and to grow the county’s population. Five boards came together to rejuvenate the town. Participating boards include Mason County, Mason District Hospital, the Village of Manito, Prairieland Council and the Mason County Health Department. The Lodge at Manito is expected to produce a funding source for the county, and the money could be used for other projects within the community. The Lodge at Manito provides the county with 40 full- and part-time jobs with an annual payroll of 1.2 million dollars and an additional medical clinic managed by the Mason District Hospital.