On behalf of the residents and staff of Arcola Health Care Center, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your loved one. The staff of Arcola Health Care Center strives for excellence in obtaining each resident’s individual needs and goals to attain their highest level of independence.

Our main objective is to provide excellent nursing care. We have a very dedicated and caring nursing staff to meet your needs. We also offer an exciting activity and social service department to provide for your social needs. We strongly encourage family involvement with our residents at any time.

Thank you for the opportunity to care for you or your loved ones. If at any time you would like to offer suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at Arcola Health Care Center, 217-268-3022. We would like to thank you for choosing Arcola Health Care Center.

422 E. 4th South St.
Arcola, IL 61910
P. (217) 268-3022
F. (217) 268-4180

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Arcola Health Care Center offers a variety of individualized care programs and medical services to help residents regain function and get the most out of life.


Our team features compassionate, well trained registered nurses and licensed professionals whose knowledge, skills and experience are focused on meeting the total care of our residents. On duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Our dietary team knows the value of a well prepared meal. They are trained and educated to meet the needs of specific diets and personal preferences. Friends and family members are welcome to join us for meals anytime. Our full-time registered dietician closely monitors the diets/meals, weight gain/loss of residents to assure all needs and preferences are met.


We transport residents to all other medical appointments as necessary.

Psychiatric Services

We have a contracted psychiatrist available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and conducts on site consultations twice a month to meet the special needs of our residents.

Social Services

We specialize in meeting the needs of our residents and family members by providing professionals who will assist with financial and admission papers, living wills and any other financial or service requirements. Our Social Services department is also available to discuss any concerns, adjustment situations or care plans. In addition, Social Services educates residents and family members about illnesses and available treatments.

Special Activities

Whether we’re planning in-house religious services (for all denominations), luncheon outings or special trips, holiday parties or bake sales, you can count on our team for a variety of life enrichment activities. We offer music, concerts, special entertainment and more.

Services Offered

  • IV therapy
  • Therapies: occupational, physical, speech/language
  • IV feeding
  • Mild Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care
  • 24-hour skilled nursing
  • Specialized dietary
  • Award of Excellence recognition
  • Quality assurance program
  • Social events and activities
  • Transportation
  • Podiatry, Dental and Vision services on site
  • 24-Hour lab, X-ray, and pharmacy services
  • Respite and recuperative stays
  • Hospice
  • Linen/Laundry services
  • Separate specialized wing to serve the mentally ill population devoted to psychiatric rehabilitation and behavior modification.
  • In house Psychiatrist
  • County Mental Health provides on/off site services


At Arcola Health Care Center, we offer 24-hour skilled nursing care in a facility licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. We encourage visitors to visit our remodeled home.

  • Day rooms (reading and congregate areas for enjoying music or watching television)
  • Conference room which can be used for special family get-togethers or visiting
  • Enclosed patio for outdoor enjoyment
  • Special arrangements for staff to provide rides that allow family and friends to visit residents
  • Family Support Groups
  • Resident and Family Council
  • 24-hour laboratory, X-ray and pharmacy
  • Respite care or recuperative stay
  • Hospice
  • In-house beauty shop/barber
  • Linen and laundry services
  • Music therapy
  • Animal and pet therapy

Pathways Rehabilitation

Pathways offers a full rehab experience for a wide variety of adults with need for rehabilitation following a hospitalization after an injury, illness, or planned procedure. Our experienced and dedicated rehabilitation team, including therapists, nurses and social services professionals, work with individuals to return to a safe and independent level of function. Pathways professionals are equipped to meet the needs of most diagnostic situations, including:

  • Orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiac
  • Pulmonary
  • & Many Others
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What they’re saying

Everyone from housekeeping to the nursing staff is wonderful. I know that my mom is in the hands of wonderful, caring people. When she came there 2 years ago, I wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing, but you have proven over and over again that it was the best thing for her that I could have ever done when I could no longer meet her needs myself. Thank you for taking such good care of my mom

Family Member of a Resident

Petersen Health Care was an absolute answer to prayers for our family as we sought the proper facility for our Aunt. The facilities are very home-like, and the care and love given to the residents by the staff is exceptional. I would recommend Petersen Health Care to anyone looking for a home for their loved one with dementia.

Family Member

Well, this was the best decision I could have made for Mom. Every staff person listened to me as though my concerns were their only concerns. They took into consideration all of Mom’s individual needs, even her personal preferences that were not within the normal protocols of the nursing home. They really listened when I talked. They kept me informed. They respected her wishes, through me, since she could no longer express herself.

Family Member

The time has come to leave the beautiful people in this place. Having been here before, I was impressed with the new therapy department. Occupational Therapy has helped me learn new ways to put on my shoes and socks and I can do it by myself. Physical Therapy has helped to strengthen my legs and get me back to walking again. If I need therapy again, I will definately come here!

Successful Therapy Patient

I recently was a short-term resident at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care following surgery. The staff was incredible and deserve special mention. I appreciated the service and, most of all, the friendship extended to me when I was a resident there. All the CNAs tended to my needs. Their gentle and kind attention was exceptional; I am sure it sped my recovery. Those who prepared and served my meals also played a big role. The food was excellent and the cheery smiles of the servers brightened the sometimes stressful days. The Pathways therapists pushed me to stretch those stiff muscles.

I am sure that I would not be doing as well as I am – and be back in my own apartment — without them. Those who made it possible for me to get to my doctor appointments aided tremendously. It was definitely easier for me in the Polo Rehab van than in a car. You gentlemen are true gentle-men. I truly feel that the Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care facility is one of the best available in this area. I cannot thank all the staff enough. It is top notch nursing care.

Successful Therapy Patient

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