Skilled Nursing Home Near Charleston, IL

On behalf of the residents and staff of Charleston Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your loved one. The staff of Charleston Rehabilitation & 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 and your loved one. If at any time you would like to offer suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at (217) 345-7054.

716 Eighteenth St.
Charleston, IL 61920
P. (217) 345-7054
F. (217) 348-1264

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About Charleston Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

Charleston Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a skilled care facility located in Charleston, Illinois, a community of approximately 21,000 people. The service area for Charleston Rehabilitation & Health CareCenter is approximately 60 miles in all directions. Charleston Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is one of the Petersen Health Care facilities and has quickly positioned itself as a leader in quality care, consistent with the company’s values.

Levels of Care

  • Skilled Care
  • Intermediate Care
  • Respite Care
  • Hospice Care

Clinical Excellence

Our facility is differentiated by a value-based culture and a deep-seeded commitment to clinical excellence. We ensure that our therapists have the best ongoing clinical training and support from leading clinical professionals. Access to a comprehensive outcomes measurement system allows clinicians to continuously improve therapy practices. Applying these tools, highly-skilled therapists work with their facility partners to create an interdisciplinary clinical model of care which is designed to achieve the best possible patient outcomes, cost effectively. In addition to a comprehensive offering of traditional clinical rehabilitation programs (physical, occupational and speech) Charleston Rehabilitation & Health Care Center offers a variety of specialized programs.

Specialized Clinical Programs:

Wound Care: Offers wound evaluation, measurement, treatment and prevention programs designed to improve or preserve skin integrity.

Restraint Reduction: Decreases residents’ needs for restraints through the use of appropriate wheelchair seating, positioning, and staff education.

Rehab Dining: Increases safety during dining by determining a feeding approach and swallowing precautions appropriate to individual abilities.

Dysphagia Therapy: Evaluates and treats swallowing disorders to reduce the risk for aspiration and improve nutritional intake.

Aural Rehabilitation: Identifies and refers patients in need of audiological evaluation, improves speech reading of hearing impaired, and trains caregivers on hearing aid maintenance.

Older Adult Cognitive Rehabilitation: Increases staff understanding of cognitive etiology and patient learning potential by establishing three levels of functional care: restoration, compensation and adaptation.

Restorative Nursing: Designs individualized rehabilitation programs for all residents to restore and maintain physical abilities.

Functional Maintenance: Assesses and establishes a plan to ensure patient’s highest level of function by training caregivers on appropriate treatment.

Other Exciting Programs:

  • Wheelchair Positioning/Seating
  • Splinting
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Gardening/Pet Therapy
  • Walk to Dine
  • Falls Prevention
  • Community Re-Entry Program

Our Long Term Care Facility Services

  • Religious services (all denomination)
  • Lunch outings
  • Resident council
  • Parties
  • Scenic rides
  • Music
  • Senior citizen outings
  • Visitation to hospitals
  • Cookouts
  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Shopping
  • Food council
  • Holiday parties
  • Van transportation
  • VA Contract
  • Exercise programs

Senior Care Programs

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • IV Therapy
  • Wound Management Program
  • Social Activities
  • Adult Daycare
  • Medications and Medical Supplies
  • Medical Transportation
  • Podiatry Service
  • X-ray Service
  • 24-Hour Pharmacy Service
  • 24-Hour Laboratory Service

Skilled Nursing

Our Nursing Team consists of compassionate, well-educated professionals whose skills and experience are focused on meeting the total care needs of our residents! Our nursing staff is continually updated and trained on the most progressive treatment options available anywhere. They are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve our residents and answer your questions!


Our dietary specialists know the value of a well-prepared, appetizing meal. They are uniquely equipped to meet the specialized dietary needs of our clientele as well as accommodating a wide variety of personal preferences shaped by a lifetime of experience. Our modern and sanitary kitchen is a model for our industry. Friends and family members are encouraged to join us for delicious meals on a regular basis. There is a small charge for those wishing to join us.


Our social service team in conjunction with our interdisciplinary team generates quality programs whose purpose is to fulfill the varied needs of our residents. The goal of our activities team is to provide a dynamic and stimulating home environment. Both departments provide challenging individual and group programming designed to promote intellectual, physical and social stimulation and rehabilitation.


  • 24-hour pharmacy service
  • 24-hour laboratory service
  • Facility podiatrist and his staff make regularly scheduled visits to Seniors at the facility
  • On-site audiology consultation and vision screening


We have a full service laundry facility that provides 24 hour a day laundry service. Our staff picks up the dirty laundry, washes, folds and returns it to each resident’s room. Please make sure all of your loved one’s clothing articles are labeled and inventoried by our staff. We take great pride in caring for our resident’s personal belongings in a professional, homelike manner.

Beauty & Barber

We have a state of the art, full service beauty/barber shop. Our barber and beautician will make sure your loved one has the type of cut or service they are accustomed to. Please see the business office for a list of services and prices.


8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily
You are welcome to visit whenever you would like to, just come on over!

Breakfast  7:30 a.m.
Lunch   11:45 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m.

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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