Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, Illinois provides restorative nursing services, rehabilitation and therapy services, recreational therapy, social services, Alzheimer's and dementia care, respite care and hospice care. Many additional amenities and specialized services are available such as transportation, podiatry services, pharmacy services, and lab services.
Big Meadows is a private intermediate care facility committed to meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and recreational needs of elderly individuals with respect, dignity and empathy.
Big Meadows is located in the Northwest Illinois community of Savanna, a historical town on the banks of the Mississippi River. Located among rolling hills and
beautiful trees, wild life can be viewed from the resident rooms. Residents can even look out upon the flowering gardens in our scenic courtyard.
Big Meadows Mission Statement
Our goal is to assist each resident in reaching their maximum level of independence. We strive to provide the highest quality care and all the comprehensive rehabilitation services each individual resident requires to attain their highest functional abilities.
Effective Services at Big Meadows
Big Meadows utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of each resident. Under the direction of our Medical Director and primary care physicians, individualized care plans are developed to assist each resident in attaining their fullest potential and to ensure that a program of the most comprehensive health care services is being delivered. The treatment team is comprised of professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines.
Restorative Nursing Care Provided by Big Meadows
Restorative nursing care is provided 24 hours per day by our team of licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants. Nursing responsibilities include medication and treatment administration, training in self care skills and activities of daily living, providing range of motion exercises, taking care of personal care needs, and therapeutic skin care.
Rehabilitation services are provided on-site in our Physical Therapy Clinic, under the direction of a licensed physical therapist with the assistance of rehabilitation aides. Outpatient Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Pathology are also available.
The Activities department utilizes recreation services to improve or maintain residents' physical, mental, emotional and social functioning. A wide variety of recreational opportunities are provided daily, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Community outings to parks, restaurants, shops and shows are an important part of each month's calendar of activities. Other programs include horticulture therapy, outside gardens, church services, crafts, cards, games, cooking, social hours, picnics, bingo, bowling, Nintendo Wii and many other special events.
Social Services at Big Meadows
The Social Services department assists residents and families with their adjustment to life at Big Meadows. A qualified Social Worker is the contact for families and loved ones, and is an advocate for residents to assure their needs are being met and that concerns are addressed. Social Services also conducts psychosocial group therapy and support groups, and makes referrals to other support services as appropriate. Our qualified Social Worker can also provide assistance with financial issues.
Big Meadows Respite Services
Big Meadows provides respite services for short-term stays to accommodate vacations or just to give caregivers a well deserved break. Big Meadow’s Respite Services provides reassurance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a loved one is well cared for.
Restaurant-style dining and specialty buffets are served in Cafe' Meadows, offering residents a variety of delicious choices at each meal. Desserts, home-style soups and garden fresh salad bars are available. Residents may order off the daily menu, approved by our Registered Dietician. Big Meadows can accommodate therapeutic diets.
Big Meadows will accommodate same-day admissions whenever possible, weekends included.
Specialized Services and Amenities
The following services are also available to Big Meadows residents:
All rooms private - guaranteed!
Beauty Shop / Barber Services
Transportation to and from Medical Appointments
All medications are reviewed monthly by a consulting pharmacist