Join us the first Friday of every month for community bingo from 2-3 pm! NO BINGO IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY, or JULY!

Community Bingo

Walnut Acres (Stephenson Nursing Center) is a 5-Star rated facility. You can get more information on this by visiting

Walnut Acres offers high quality, skilled nursing care in a nurturing environment for residents in Northwest, Illinois. We have a long-standing commitment of excellence and ongoing initiatives to expand and improve our facility and services that have earned us an outstanding reputation in the community. Today, we have grown to become one of the most comprehensive, full service facilities in Stephenson County. We offer long and short term rehabilitation, respite services and hospice services.

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Over ​150 Years of Service



On Monday, January 6th in preparation for electric companies working on our solar field, we will be experiencing a power outage starting at 9 am and lasting for several hours. We have arranged activities all day in the dining rooms where the heat source will be most supplied. Meals have been adjusted, lighting will be limited, and we will be functioning on our emergency system. Please be patient with phone calls on this day due to having one line only to service the entire building during this time. Also, please limit visits to help us conserve energy.

Thank you so much for understanding!

Civil Rights Policy

The Stephenson Nursing Center complies with Section 001 of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which provides that:
"No person in the United States, shall on the ground of race, color, or nation origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The Stephenson Nursing Center also complies with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act on that we do not discriminate on the basis of handicap, in accordance with Paragraph 84.8 (A) of the regulations."

Planned Power Outage



Therapy, Wellness, and Long Term Care

We take pride in caring for treating each resident as a unique individual who deserves to be treated with dignity and the utmost respect.  We are dedicated to helping our staff to flourish, thus enabling them to do the same for our residents and their families.

The center has 148 beds. Semi-private rooms are available with a joined bath. We also have five private rooms and 3 special care rooms. Our certified memory care unit with 24 beds care for residents with Dementia or Alzheimer’s related diseases. We have currently renovated to create 12 more private rooms!

Personal Laundry, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other equipment are provided at no extra charge.