Welcome to Courtyard Estates

Retirement is a time in life when you should have the freedom to do what you choose, pursue your passions and live with less worry. At Courtyard Estates, we provide all the comforts of home as well as health maintenance, state-of-the-art security and a full range of care services at a competitively priced, monthly rate. Within our retirement community, we present unique living arrangements that allow you to maintain or improve your current lifestyle.

Our handicap-accessible suites, homes and villas offer maintenance and worry-free living that gives you the ability to focus on family, companions, leisure and activities. Convenient lawn, housekeeping, transportation and dining services are just a few of the ways we strive to make your life more carefree and enjoyable.

So why worry when you don’t have to? Become a part of our family and see how our assisted, independent and supportive living options make the perfect lifestyle choice for you, both now and in the future.

Courtyard Estates is a retirement community you can call home. Each of our communities, whether you choose our assisted, independent or supportive living options, offers worry-free living that allows you to focus on ways to enjoy your retirement like spending time with family and friends.

All Courtyard Estate homes offer daily activities that encourage tenants to keep active and participate in social events. Our certified staff is professionally trained and educated in providing the highest quality services, which promote a safe, loving and healthy environment. In addition, you can choose from a wide range of health care services at a competitively priced, monthly rate.


I have been a resident of Courtyard Estates since December of 2016. My apartment is very comfortable and the staff keeps it very clean. Everyone here is efficient and cheerful. My family is very pleased with my move here.


Moving into Courtyard Estates has been like coming home as I had grown up in this area. The staff here plus my family and friends have made it feel like home.

Tenant, Courtyard Estates

Our first year living here at Courtyard Estates has surpassed all of our expectations. The staff is friendly, efficient and helpful. We look forward to living her throughout the upcoming years.

Tenant, Courtyard Estates

My first year here at Courtyard Estates, I have received wonderful care and kindness from the staff. This Holiday Season I look forward to sharing my new home with my family and friends.


You want to know the process of moving mom into Courtyard and why we chose Courtyard. This may be a little hard for you to hear, but you were one of the main reasons — your personal attention to mom’s needs and our family. You listened to our concerns and took action.

The move was so easy and the transition was so smooth that the process seemed seamless. Mom lived in her house one day, with all the worries and headaches of homeownership, and the next day she woke up in a new, wonderful facility. The headaches and worries of day to day living were lifted off her shoulders. And her 4 children all believe this will add quality and quaintly of days to her life.

Family Member of a Tenant, Courtyard Estates

Mission and Values

At Courtyard Estates, We are dedicated to assisting the elderly population in maintaining the highest possible quality of life in a safe, secure and homelike environment.  We believe in and are committed to providing seniors a worry free lifestyle where the individuality of each person is recognized, encouraged and respected.

As part of our promise to you, we believe:

  • That a person is unique, deserving of dignity and respect.
  • That each person possesses unique qualities, which make up a distinct personality.
  • Although a person may lose the ability to function as before, that person still possesses this unique quality which must be recognized and respected.
  • That all aspects of a person must be considered: physical, mental, spiritual and social, when assessing and providing care for all individuals.
  • That the staff must be accessible, perceptive and open to recognize needs and to provide care for tenants.
  • That involvement with significant others is beneficial to tenants, family members and staff in planning and providing quality care.

Corporate Vision

All Petersen Health Care facilities are committed to offering much more than you’d expect in a senior living facility.  We continually provide a genuine, supportive, loving home – one that offers superb healthcare, specialized assistance and wide ranging services that enable our tenants to attain optimal well-being.  We strive daily to ensure that each of our tenants are loved in the true Petersen Health Care tradition.


Courtyard Estates is part of Petersen Health Care, the Midwest’s leading long term care provider and the largest chain of nursing homes and assisted, independent and supportive residential living communities in Illinois. The company was founded in 1974 by two brothers, James D. Petersen and Robert L. Petersen, both of who were registered Physical Therapists.  Kewanee Care Home of Kewanee, Illinois and Robings Manor of Brighton, Illinois became their two flagship nursing homes and the start of what we know as Courtyard Estates today.

Mark B. Petersen became the sole owner of Petersen Health Care in early 2002 and continues to maintain the corporate headquarters in Peoria, Illinois.  Mark joined his family’s company immediately after graduating from the University of Colorado, achieving a life-long dream of following in his father’s footsteps. Because Mark had grown up around the family nursing home in Kewanee, Illinois, he had the opportunity to serve on the staff in a variety of positions, getting to know the company from the ground up. Through his fresh ideas and high energy level, Mark has helped propel Petersen Health to the top of the long-term care industry.

Today, Petersen Health Care employs nearly 6,000 employees and is recognized as a major community partner in communities throughout Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana. The company continues to embrace the philosophy it was founded on over 30 years ago which includes strong community involvement, and “bringing the community to the nursing home, and the nursing home to the community.”

Petersen Health Care has the vision and rare ability to change as the needs of the communities it serves change. Using the same proven principles of “caring for those in need” that cultivated the company’s astounding growth in the Skilled Nursing Care arena; Petersen Health Care has recently developed Independent, Assisted and Supportive Living options in many Midwestern communities. These beautiful and modern facilities provide a worry-free atmosphere for seniors seeking safe and secure independent living. Additionally, the company has even bigger plans to continue expansion bringing quality long-term care and independent living options to more seniors throughout the Midwest. Petersen Health Care stands alone as the Midwest’s premier provider of innovative senior living options.