Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facility in Evanston
Quality, Compassionate Care.
When you need skilled nursing care, of course you want medical experts to provide it – but true quality care means so much more. It means personal attention, a welcoming environment, and people you know you can trust, and that’s exactly what the McGaw Care Center offers.
The McGaw Care Center is our skilled nursing facility in Evanston, IL, providing 24-hour specialized short- and long-term care in the heart of our beautiful community near Chicago.
Excellence in Nursing Home Care
The McGaw Care Center was named one of the best nursing homes in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2022-2023. We’re consistently among the industry leaders in terms of low hospital readmission rates and customer satisfaction. We regularly earn a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
At our skilled nursing facilities in Evanston, IL, residents receive a comprehensive assessment that includes input from the resident and their family. Then an individual care plan is created. Nurses and certified nursing assistants, under the leadership of our medical director, deliver the outlined care and make adjustments as needed. Each certified nursing assistant cares for the same resident as long as they receive that level of care, offering consistency and building trust.
Direct Admissions Are Available
Skilled nursing, long-term and short-term care, and rehabilitation services are provided as part of Westminster Place’s continuum of care. However, you don’t need to be a resident to receive support. Those who need care now are welcome to our community through direct admissions. From the moment they arrive, they will enjoy the same dedicated care, encouragement and services our own residents enjoy, providing them, and their loved ones, with peace of mind.
Skilled nursing and long-term care services and amenities include:
- Physical, occupational, speech, and intravenous therapies
- A physiatrist that is available to consult on all cases
- Full-time, geriatric-certified medical director on staff
- Ophthalmology, audiology, dental, podiatry, and consulting physiatry
- Aqua therapy and strength training at the Kimble Fitness and Therapeutic Center
- Wound care specialists with a wound care physician
- Specialized activity programs designed for resident and family participation
- Spacious private rooms Flat-screen televisions, basic cable, personal telephone service
- Chef-inspired menu served restaurant-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- State-of-the-art nurse call system
- Daily housekeeping and trash removal
- Registered nurses 24 hours per day
- Full-time registered dietitian
- Electronic medical records
- Social services
- Pastoral care
- Respite stays available
Skilled Nursing Guide
To learn more about our services, check out our Skilled Nursing guide.
What is skilled nursing care?
Skilled nursing care is provided by trained professionals after an illness or injury. Conditions that may require skilled care for seniors include:
- Cardiac failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Congestive heart failure
- Fall-related injury
- Orthopedic surgery
- Parkinson’s disease
What is the difference between a skilled nursing facility and a nursing home?
While many people think of anywhere long-term care is provided as a nursing home, the truth is, that’s not always the case. In fact, a nursing home is known to be more of a permanent residence, whereas skilled nursing facilities offer support on a more short-term basis. This support is usually provided after illness or injury, with the end goal of getting older adults back to the life they love.
Does Medicare cover skilled nursing facility costs? What are the eligibility requirements?
According to the Medicare website, Medicare Part A covers the costs of skilled nursing on a short-term basis if:
- You have Part A and have days left in your benefit period to use
- You have a qualifying inpatient hospital stay
- Your doctor has decided you need daily skilled care
- Services are provided in a Medicare-certified facility
- You have a qualifying medical condition
Will I have a private room?
Yes, you will receive short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care in a comfortable, private room designed to look and feel like home. Many of our sun-filled rooms overlook the mature trees and flowering gardens throughout our community.
What personal items can I bring along with me?
Anything that makes you comfortable or brings you joy, like pictures, plants, mementos, and other items to create a familiar, homelike atmosphere.
We’d love to see how we can meet your nursing care needs.
If you’re searching for an Evanston nursing home for short- or long-term care, please use the contact form to reach out. We’re happy to set up an appointment to answer your questions.