Skilled Care Unit

An Ideal Environment for Healing

Skilled Care

Many patients require 24-hour medical attention in order to make a complete recovery from illness or surgery. Rush Oak Park Hospital's Skilled Care Unit provides the ideal environment for patients whose conditions have stabilized but who still need an extra measure of care.

The Skilled Care Unit offers a complete personalized program. Planned by a registered nurse, you and your family, the program is designed to fulfill your social, psychological, spiritual, medical and dietary needs.

Covering Each Aspect of Well-Being

The Unit is staffed by physicians, nurses and specialists in physical, occupational, and speech therapies. A recreational therapist directs a regular program of activities for patients. Social services personnel are available to assist families with long-term plans.

The services provided cover every aspect of your well-being. The Unit, a roomy 17,000 square feet, also offers you a full range of rehabilitative and diagnostic services. Any necessary tests can be administered immediately. You also have 24-hour access to emergency services from a physician based at Rush Oak Park Hospital. A dentist and a podiatrist are available and the services of a barber or hairstylist can be arranged.

What about Medicare?

In addition to providing care for private pay patients covered by traditional health insurance (or relying on their own financial resources), the Unit also may be an option for qualified Medicare recipients. While Medicare and other insurance certifications are not automatic, we are happy to expedite the qualifications of eligible patients. Call a referral coordinator at 708-660-3621 to determine eligibility.

The Unit has been approved by Medicare, licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Call 708-660-4700 to make an appointment to tour the Unit.