Building Project Update Meeting

Please join us for an update on the new Assisted Living - The Courtyard.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 13
  • Times: 10am or 2pm
  • Location: Rimrock Room
  • No need to RSVP.

Continuing Care for Westhills Residents

It's the cutting edge philosophy to meet the growing need in the Rapid City market. Westhills Village broke ground on an expansion ... just east of their main facility on Fifth and Texas streets. The new construction will add 44 new assisted living apartments and underground parking. The Independent Living apartments, new Assisted Living rooms and healthcare or nursing home facilities will be connected via a skyway.

Westhills CEO Daryl Reinicke says it's more than just new building. “It's about the novel services and amenities that meet the needs of seniors who want to age in place.… be with people they’re comfortable with … in a place they want to be.”

“We live in times where things are really changing in terms of senior care services and healthcare. Assisted living is really stepping up in the forefront of meeting that need. Here at Westhills Village we have an increased need for assisted living.One of the thing assisted living does is meet the need of healthcare in house in both at the same times at a lesser cost of say a skilled nursing facility where it’s all healthcare and much more expensive. Assisted living really fits the need and a niche of people as they age.”

One of concepts of Westhills is very proud of and one of the first in the state of SD and one of few yet today that does it is this continuity of care, this continuum of care all under one place under one roof. So as people have a need to transition into levels of care they’re not having to move across town. They stay in the same place and receive their care and services there. They’re around the people that they want to be around.”

Westhills opened approximately 34 years ago and it just continues to grow and meet the new kinds of needs that are out there. So this project truly falls in line with being on the leading edge of care and services. While this Assisted Living expansion is primarily for our current residents as their needs change – Westhills Village absolutely believes the Courtyard will set the standard for aging well in a continuum of care facility.

Press Release: March 1, 2017

255 Texas Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 | (605) 342-0255 | Contact: Connie Forstner


Westhills Village held its groundbreaking for The Courtyard at Westhills Village on March 1st, 2017, at 2:00 PM with the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce. This kicked off a new expansion project of an innovative and full service Assisted Living community. They have partnered with Scull Construction & Upper Deck Architects of Rapid City for the project that will be approximately 14-16 months in duration.

New amenities and services include 44 Assisted Living apartments. The facility will offer an inviting commons area with a fireplace and sitting area centered around a beautiful outdoor Courtyard. The facility will offer a multi-purpose room, a restaurant-style dining room with a private dining area available and a full service kitchen to serve all the residents. The name of the new Assisted Living will be revealed at the ground breaking.

Westhills Village Retirement Community is a local non-profit Retirement Community comprised of 192 independent living Apartments, 33 Villas, 31 Assisted Living suites, and 44 Skilled Nursing suites. Westhills Village also owns Clarkson Health Care in Rapid City, with 52 Skilled Nursing suites.