Location and Facilities

Windmill is a one-story building that has been recently remodeled; residents and staff don't have to deal with elevators or stairs. The building opens onto an open air courtyard where residents enjoy reading, relaxing, and socializing. With 50 intermediate and 100 skilled beds, Windmill averages about 140 residents, mainly from Illinois and Indiana

The facility has an ongoing program of upgrades to the building, grounds, and equipment. Harrington is especially proud of Windmill's physical therapy program, and the facility's excellent survey history. As part of her process of continuous improvement, she makes frequent tours of the shared and residential areas.

Most rooms are semi-private with adjoining half-baths. Each room has a television, and residents are encouraged to bring items such as dressers or recliners that will personalize their room and make their stay more comfortable. Residents take their meals at tables for four in the bright and sunny main dining room.

"We are a longer term facility," Harrington says, "so we get know every single family member. They come over for lunch or dinner. They can eat what we're serving or bring something in and join us in the dining room."

Windmill is Medicare and Medicaid certified and accepts private pay or insurance and Medicaid-pending residents. An experienced staff member assists residents and families with public aid applications and processing. The facility is in compliance with federal and state standards.

"The best part of this job for me is the residents," Harrington says. "I love when they say, Ann Marie, you've made my life happier. Thanks for another good day. That's what makes me feel good."

Features

At Windmill, our residents are the reason we are here. We delight in making their stay as comfortable and homelike as possible.

Homelike environment in peaceful residential area

Comfortably appointed private and semi-private rooms

  • In room remote control television
  • Optional telephone service
  • Accommodates personal items from home

Welcoming shared areas indoors

Open air courtyard

Restaurant-style meal service

Morning coffee hour

Wheelchair Accessible Van

Medicare and Medicaid certified

Resident Council

  • Vote on personal choices in a democratic manner
  • Express opinions, concerns, and interests
  • Socialize with friends and acquaintances
Location and Facilities