Located in a quiet neighborhood setting, Pine Acres Rehabilitation & Living Center was originally established in 1964 as Pine Acres Retirement Center. It was built with 27 private and semi-private apartment-like rooms and had the capacity to house 47 occupants. In the mid 1970’s, another wing was constructed, adding an additional 25 rooms. It was at this time that Pine Acres Retirement Center became Pine Acres Care Center and acquired a nursing home license from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Recognizing the needs of our community, yet another addition was made in 1988. Pine Acres was the first nursing facility in the DeKalb area to open a dedicated Alzheimer’s Unit. The Monarch Unit, a 16-bed secured unit is certified by the State of Illinois and was specifically designed for the care of individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other related disorders.
Today, Pine Acres Rehabilitation & Living Center is a 119-bed skilled nursing facility specializing in short-term rehabilitation as well as long term care. The facility is privately owned which gives opportunity to have a more personal and individual approach to those we serve. With new ownership in 2006 came marked changes and improvements. A building addition was constructed which brought an expanded dining room, therapy gym, lounge areas and new front entrance along with an outdoor patio, walking garden and beautifully designed landscaping. These improvements were not only made to update our appearance, but to enhance the services we provide.
Throughout the many changes, the dedication, expertise and longevity of many of our on-site management, direct care and support staff members remains a key factor to our success as a mission-driven, goal-oriented facility.