Carefully planned around the needs of older adults, the McLean County Nursing Home was constructed as a single floor residence. Inside the facility are three residential living areas (units) that can accommodate a total of 150 residents. Each unit contains both semi-private and private rooms. The 24 semi-private rooms share a half bathroom with an adjoining semi-private room. The private rooms have a full bathroom and are assigned to residents solely on the basis of need. The rooms and hallways are bright and spacious with each room having a large outside window with an attractive view.
All rooms have a wall mounted color television and basic cable is available. Each room has a closest for handing clothing and four good-sized and two smaller drawers for personal items. Although space may seem limited, residents are encouraged to bring some of their own personal items to personalize their rooms and promote a more familiar and comfortable surroundings.
The fourth wing contains support services, such as dietary, laundry, maintenance, and administrative offices. In addition, it contains the multi-purpose dining and activity room (MPR), where many different types of social events take place, such as concerts, exercise, crafts, and watching movies.
The McLean County Nursing Home is a facility providing licensed skilled care to all residents. Eighteen of the total 150 beds have been certified for participation in the Medicare Program. In addition to general nursing services, a full range of special rehabilitative services are available to assure that each resident is able to function at their maximum level.
The Nursing Home has a full-time Social Services Department to assist with admission and resident and family adjustment to placement in the facility. The Department is prepared to aid residents and families with problems or questions.
Resident activities are planned for each day of the week—some activities take place in the evening. Family members are encouraged to participate, as well. Programs include: crafts, Bingo, educational programs, religious/spiritual programs, service projects, and exercise. In addition to Nursing Home staff, there is an active Volunteer Program that assists with the delivery of these activities.
Meals are planned are prepared on-site under the supervision of a registered dietician. Breakfast and lunch are served “restaurant” style to allow residents multiple choices for their dining experiences. Residents receive three meals a day, plus an evening snack before bedtime. Coffee and other beverages are available at all times in the MPR and each unit.
The Nursing Home will wash residents’ personal clothes in an on-site laundry, on request. Personal laundry is washed daily and returned to residents’ rooms by the next day. To best ensure proper cleaning, it is necessary for residents’ personal clothing to be wash and wear.