AHE manages Winning Wheels, Inc. in Prophetstown, IL. Winning Wheels is a specialty long-term care facility delivering rehabilitative care to younger severely physically disabled adults. Winning Wheels has grown under the leadership of AHE and is now being recognized as providing one of the finest specialized rehabilitative programs in the State.
Under AHE's direction, Winning Wheels established a Day Treatment Rehabilitation Program approved by the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities which serves approximately 30 residents daily, delivered in our Lyndon Progress Center.
In 1990, a comprehensive child day care program, Lyndon Play and Learn, licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, was developed as a benefit to all Winning Wheels employees.
In 1991, AHE developed S.T.R.I.V.E., a 16-bed Intermediate Care Facility for Developmentally Disabled individuals. This facility is operated as a subsidiary of Winning Wheels, Inc. and, like Winning Wheels, is fully occupied.
Frontier Hollow, a 16-unit affordable housing apartment complex specially designed for disabled individuals was constructed in 1995. The use of the affordable housing tax credit program allowed us to provide independent living alternatives and services to former Winning Wheels and STRIVE residents.
In addition to the four Winning Wheels facilities, AHE currently owns and operates Big Meadows Nursing Home, an Intermediate Care facility located in Savanna, Illinois. Big Meadows is committed to meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and recreational needs of elderly individuals with respect, dignity and empathy. In 2014, Big Meadows opened Connections, an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit.
AHE purchased the former Savanna City Hospital and utilized the Illinois Housing Development Authority's affordable housing tax credit program to convert the facility into an assisted living facility for senior citizens in the Carroll County area, Pinnacle Place. Coordination between various agencies has allowed low-income individuals residing at Pinnacle to avail themselves of homemaker services, meals, and other "assisted care" type services, which would typically not be financially feasible for low income residents.