A local couple plans to renovate Crandon’s shuttered nursing home after buying it last week.
Peg and Jim Houle bought the former AGI Healthcare in Crandon, which announced its closing last April.
Thirty-seven residents needed to find new homes, and 60 workers needed new jobs after the closure.
Forest County Economic Development Partnership Executive Director Mark Ferris helped coordinate the sale: “We have the demographics that certainly require that type of facility in assisted living-slash-independent living facility. There’s no question.”
The facility WON’T re-open as a nursing home, but as another type of residential facility.
Ferris says specific plans and a timeline are still in the works.
“Where we end up is a bit of an unknown right now because this is a very, very significant investment by the Houles," he says. "There’s much to be done.”
Many of the nursing home’s residents and staff went to Nu Roc nursing home in Laona.