St. Clara’s Manor

Lincoln, Illinois

Project Summary

Project Type:
New Construction
Heritage Enterprises, Inc.
PJ Hoerr, Inc.
Type of Facility/Setting:
Skilled Nursing & Transitional Care

Services Provided
Interior Design
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Introducing a welcoming, wellness-focused community inspired by traditional prairie style

Set on the grasslands of central Illinois, St. Clara’s Manor offers outstanding transitional care and person-centered Long Term Care in a warm, inviting community. Looking to build a new community that would replace an old, outdated building, Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects partnered with Aptura to design a dynamic new space that emphasizes wellness. Inspired by prairie-style architecture, Aptura’s designers created a vibrant, welcoming space that fosters a connection to nature and supports a community-centered culture.

Filled with warm wood details and outdoor elements, St. Clara’s Manor brings energy and vitality to Long Term Care and transitional care in central Illinois. Aptura’s design embraces the surrounding landscape and sets the stage for personal care and exceptional wellness. From the state-of-the-art gym to the thoughtful details, residents will feel right at home at St. Clara’s Manor.

Photography by Tony Frederick, Tony Frederick Photography

Common Area

Cozy common areas are perfect for small gatherings

a Living Plant Wall
b Studio
c Chapel

a. The living plant wall brings the outdoors inside and infuses the space with energy

b. The expansive rehabilitation gym provides a variety of equipment to serve both inpatient and outpatient needs

c. The chapel includes six stained glass windows salvaged from the chapel in the old building


The lobby features small, intimate groupings of lounge chairs to foster communication

d Sunroom
e Café

d. Intimate sunrooms are perfect for enjoying the sun during the cold winter months

e. The Rehab to Home café allows patients to pick up grab-and-go items on their own schedule

Andy Warhol Café

Each Long Term Care neighborhood features a sitting area with a TV, fireplace, activity area and kitchenette


The prairie-inspired lobby offers warmth and vitality that welcomes patients and guests