About Us

  • brian chicoine - lutheran - advocate
  • Adults with Down Syndrome

We believe that our nursing home is something special. Nestled into a quiet residential neighborhood in Park Ridge, our facility has been providing quality care since its founding in the early 1960's. With only 46 beds, we are able to maintain a homelike atmosphere not found in larger homes. Our residents enjoy a more quaint setting where the feeling of family sets the tone and the people know and care about one another.

Our Staff

Our qualified and nurturing staff are more than skilled professionals; they are caring people who take a personal interest in all of our residents' lives. Many of them have been with Park Ridge for well over 10 years and have developed a sound understanding of geriatric and Down syndrome concerns and a warm relationship with our residents and their families.

Our around-the-clock skilled nursing staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. Everyone on staff receives ongoing training and education throughout their tenure at Park Ridge, to advance their skills and update their clinical knowledge.

Our Dietary Department prepares meals not only to meet residents’ nutritional needs, but also to please them. Each resident and/or family member is interviewed for food likes, dislikes, and eating habits. Assistance with feeding is provided as needed. Special seasonal food events and holidays are celebrated with traditional foods along with appropriate settings and decorations.

Upon admission, the activities director speaks to the resident and/or family learning of the residents personal interest and life long enjoyments. The activities personal incorporate personal interest activities into a varied and social enhancing schedule.

We also rely on volunteers for valuable support in a host of areas. They assist with arts and crafts, gardening, activities, and transporting residents to dining and activities.

"I am so impressed with the staff. They give my sister a lot of attention, they are always kind and the deal well with family concerns. They even spend time educating the family especially when a resident and family are first admitted. I know they eased my feelings about making a decision to place my sister in Long Term Care."


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