Heddington Oaks provides comprehensive medical and rehab services for our residents. In addition, we help ensure our residents' well-being by meeting all dietary needs, offering active lifestyle options, taking care of emotional needs, and providing a safe, comfortable environment.
Heddington Oaks provides care for people in need of moderate assistance or short-term rehabilitation, as well as Alzheimer's and memory care patients, and patients with special medical therapy needs. We provide 24-hour skilled nursing care for all residents. A medical director visits Heddington Oaks twice each week, with a nurse practitioner on-site five days a week. This routine medical care is complemented by regular visits from an ophthalmologist and podiatrist. Each unit's care is overseen by a specially trained Registered Nurse (RN). All nursing personnel receives bi-weekly training and each specialty unit receives custom training to enhance medical services for residents. Heddington Oaks currently contracts with two local hospice providers; however, residents are welcome to use their own private hospice provider.
Licensed professional therapists provide inpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapies, with stroke rehab, and joint replacement rehabilitation offered to those in need of new joint rehab service. Therapy and rehab services are offered seven (7) days a week, 52 weeks per year, except major holidays. Upon physician referral, our therapists evaluate each resident and develop a comprehensive rehabilitative program.
Heddington Oaks is currently the only nursing home in Peoria County area with a full-time Registered Dietitian. Our residents have nutritious choices at every meal. They may select the day's featured entree or opt for an alternative choice from a standard menu. All meals include an entree with potato and vegetable choices. However, customized meal plans are available for each resident based on individualized needs. Dietary aids are assigned to each unit to assist with individualized meal plans. All cooks at Heddington Oaks have their Sanitation Certificate through the Peoria City/County Health Department.
Meals are available for guests or family members to dine with residents at a nominal fee.
The Activity Department's goal is to help our residents be as independent as possible. We encourage residents to participate in activities. The Activity Department offers daily activities that include exercise programs, bingo, crafts, table games, story time, movies, and puzzles. See our Activities Page for a current list of events at Heddington Oaks. Periodically, staff will arrange outings for residents for shopping, sporting events, and Christmas activities.
Our Social Services staff is available seven days a week to help residents and their families adjust to issues and changes in their lives. In addition to counseling residents, Social Services facilitates referrals to outside agencies, social history assessments and annual updates, family counseling opportunities, and interventions as needed. Social Services personnel also facilitate discharges to home that includes setting up home health care and doctor's appointments. Our goal is to see all of our residents that are discharged home are successful. The department also facilitates a Residents' Advisory Board and family support group to provide feedback to staff regarding residents' care.
If you or a loved one requires Alzheimer's care, nursing home services, knee replacement recovery, new joint rehab, therapy, or any of our other services, please call 309-636-3600. We are proud to provide nursing care for West Peoria, Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin and the surrounding areas.