In 1995 Arnold & Stella Swanson approached the Tuff Memorial Home to determine if the Home was interested in purchasing their home, which was located just North of the nursing home. The Tuff Memorial Home Board of Directors seeing this as a possible place for expansion quickly purchased the Swanson house in May of 1995. Also, the Board of Directors purchased the Donald & Donna Schellhouse basement house in March of 1995. The purchase allowed the Tuff Memorial Home to get control of ½ of the block for possible development. These home were eventually sold by the Tuff Memorial Home because expansion on these properties did not work. Eventually farmland was purchased just East of the nursing home from the Helgeson’s family for an assisted living project.
Planning for the assisted living project actually began in 1994, with hiring of a firm to do a financial feasibility study that was conducted by Health Planning & Management Resources, Inc. This study supported development of 10 to 12 senior housing units in the Hills area. Another survey was completed in 1997, to identify if the community was willing to make a financial commitment for senior housing. The data and results presented in the 1997 survey clearly indicated an interest in senior housing in the Hills area. A building committee was formed and it was decided to build the first assisted living facility in Rock County. Thanks to a generous gift annuity the project was expanded from 12 to 19 units and the Tuff Village opened its doors on August 1, 2001. The 19 apartments are designed to be maintenance free and handicapped accessible. The Tuff Village is senior housing at its finest. It is a community setting where seniors can maintain an independent lifestyle and services are available to meet changing needs.
In 2005 Viste Manor independent apartments were remodeled and converted into an assisted living facility with (1) two bedroom and (5) one-bedroom apartments.
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of our services and fees.
Tuff Village One Bedroom $2,410.00
Tuff Village Two Bedroom $2,730.00
Second Occupant $ 630.00
Viste Manor One Bedroom $1,600.00
Viste Manor Two Bedroom $1,880.00
Financial support available upon meeting qualification.
For details contact housing administrator at 507-962-3275 or 507-962-3500.