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1. Any doctor is able to follow your care while here, if they choose. Currently, we have an extensive list of over 80 physicians who are credentialed to follow patient care here. If your physician is not able to follow your care, you may choose one of our excellent staff physicians. Return to Top.


2. Medicare will pay for your stay at Elmhurst Extended Care Center if your condition meets Medicare criteria. The main criterion is that the resident has a skilled need requiring the daily involvement of a licensed nurse or therapist. If you are coming from the hospital, a social worker will contact us and make arrangements to send us medical records. You can always call our admissions staff directly with questions and to plan a visit. Return to Top.


3. First, we ask that the resident or resident representative visit Elmhurst Extended Care Center. No appointment is needed and tours are a wonderful way for families to get to know us. Arrangements can be made for our Social Service Director to come out and evaluate a future resident as well. You should have a physical completed within 24 hours of arriving and physician orders for medications, etc. Our Admissions Team will let you know what to bring with you and what we will provide. Return to Top.


4. We are not able to follow a residentís care when they return home. However, we do make recommendations or referrals to home healthcare agencies that will help make your transition back home smoother. Our Social Services Team will be happy to help with your questions. Return to Top.


5. We do offer short-term Respite Care for residents with a minimum stay of seven days. Return to Top.


6. Yes, Elmhurst Extended Care Center does accept patients who are currently under hospice care. If someone is receiving hospice care at home or in the hospital, hospice is able to continue their plan of care while here. Also, if someoneís condition changes to where they require hospice care while here, we will encourage hospice involvement in agreement with family and physician. Return to Top.


7. Our current private pay rates are available by emailing us at You will find that our daily rates are much less then other healthcare centers, and yet we offer the finest in nursing care. Private pay is a daily rate that is charged monthly. The daily room rates include licensed and certified staff to provide 24 hour nursing care, social services, seven-day a week activities program, accessibility to recreational areas and flat screen TVs, library, movies, dining service that includes three meals a day, snacks and specialty diets, housekeeping and linen service. Return to Top.

Elmhurst Extended Care Center holds contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Cigna, Humana, Tricare and Unicare, and will accept most other private insurance or managed care.


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