Mike and Cheryl Kelley have owned and operated Ladysmith Care Community in Ladysmith, WI, since 1967. The facility began as Ladysmith Nursing Home, but has expanded over the years to include Ladysmith Living Center (a skilled nursing facility), Ladysmith Senior Living Center (a residential care apartment), and a personal transportation service for the elderly. The team at Ladysmith Care Community is committed to providing quality, customer-centered care in a homelike environment.
In 2011, Michael and Cheryl undertook a major renovation project to expand their facilities. They worked with WBD and Royal Credit Union to obtain an SBA 504 loan, which allowed them to purchase land adjacent to Ladysmith Nursing Home and construct separate buildings for Ladysmith Living Center and Ladysmith Senior Living Center, all connected by indoor walkways. The loan also helped them purchase equipment and furnishings for the new buildings. This expansion project enabled the creation of 7 new jobs, supporting economic development in the community of Ladysmith.