Stephenson Nursing Center

Therapy, Wellness & Long term care

Do you Need Nursing Home Care?

If you've been in the hospital

Medicare recipients may qualify for benefits. 

  • You must have been admitted into the hospital (not just in observation) for 3 nights within the last 30 days. 
  • You must have a doctor give orders for skilled nursing or rehabilitation for the same reason you were admitted to the hospital.
  • Medicare pays for semi-private occupancy unless you have
  • Tell your hospital social worker that you prefer to go to Stephenson Nursing Center.
  • Your social worker will call to send us your recent information.
    • We will review your information for proper admission. 
    • We will contact the social worker to confirm your acceptance.
    • We may contact you or your representative for more information.
  • We will coordinate with hospital staff & your family to transfer you here.
    • We get your prescriptions transferred.
    • We will get your doctor's orders.
    • We will coordinate with hospital and family to get you transported.
  • You will want to bring:
    • ​At least 6 changes of clothing including undergarments.
    • A couple pairs of pajamas if you'd like. 
    • Any preferred toiletries (we have the basics).
    • You can choose to bring a television and have cable installed to the room.
    • ​Insurance cards for any health or prescription insurance you have.
  • ​You or your representative will sign a contract on your day of admission.



not been in the hospital

  • You must have had a recent doctor's visit (within 10 days of admission).
  • Call the Admission's Director at (815) 235-6173 to make an appointment for a tour.
    • ​We will discuss your nursing home needs.
    • We will discuss how to pay for your stay.
      • ​Private Pay
      • Medicaid (we can help you apply)
      • Medicare Part B benefits for therapy.
      • Veteran's Benefits
  • ​​​We'll ask your doctor's office for information.
    • ​History & Physical
    • Doctor's Orders
  • ​​We will review your medical information & evaluate you for appropriate placement.
    • ​If we accept you for admission, you or your representative will be contacted.
    • We will set a move in date/time.
  • ​You will want to bring:
    • ​At least 6 changes of clothing including undergarments.
    • A couple pairs of pajamas if you'd like. 
    • Any preferred toiletries (we have the basics).
    • You can choose to bring a television and have cable installed to the room.
    • ​Insurance cards for any health or prescription insurance you have.​​
  • ​You or your representative will sign a contract on your day of admission.
  • It is strongly recommended that you have a Power of Attorney for Financial & Healthcare decisions.