A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 8 at 3401 Hedley Road in Springfield for the new Villas of Holly Brook, Premiere Assisted Living Community, and Reflections Memory Care Residence. Unique Homes, a design-build firm that specializes in health care construction, is the general contractor for the 74 unit facility. It is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019. The total project cost is anticipated to be about $15 million according to Clint Lawhorn, the regional director of sales.

The owners of Phillips Investments, LLC (Reggie, Chad and Hadley Phillips) have been working with the City of Springfield for many months to finalize plans to build a new assisted living and memory care facility.

“We’re pleased to be bringing our award winning assisted living and memory care to the Springfield Community,” said Hadley Phillips, a partner in Phillips Investments, LLC.  “We pride ourselves on the care we provide, and it will be an honor to serve families and seniors of the Springfield area.”

The Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care are based out of Charleston, Illinois and employ approximately 700 people. The company currently operates 16 communities in Illinois and one in Indiana that offer a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, and care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.

“With our focus on growing exceptional assisted livings and memory care specialty facilities, we will continue to expand services throughout – creating excellent paying jobs with great benefits. With numerous projects currently under development, Phillips Investments, LCC emphasizes our commitment to seniors in need of services in the state of Illinois,” said Reggie Phillips.

The residents at the Villas of Holly Brook will be able to choose from one or two bedroom apartments with a full kitchen. The monthly fee includes three meals a day, 24 hour medical supervision, and daily activities along with laundry, housekeeping and lawn maintenance.  Reflections Memory Care residents will have assistance with all activities of daily living, RN medication management and access to a Wellness Center and memory care therapies.

Chad Phillips said, “Each resident has access to a personal response device which can be utilized as needed 24 hours a day. We are excited to be true pioneers in the use of technology to improve the lives of seniors entrusted to our care. Every element of technology we employ is designed to improve quality of life as well as connect our residents to their loved ones.”