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Harvard Care Center

Mercy Harvard Care Center

Helping you heal toward wholeness

At the Mercy Harvard Care Center, our compassionate rehabilitation staff focuses on easing our patients' transition from the hospital to the comfort of their home or other living arrangements. We do that through our effective short- and long-term rehabilitation programs. In fact, our rehabilitation success rates approach 100%! 

Why rehabilitation?

Our inpatient rehabilitation programs are otherwise known as sub-acute care. This phase of care follows hospitalization due to a debilitating illness, major surgery or traumatic injury. Health problems like stroke, congestive heart failure, lung disease, joint replacements, hip fractures can affect the entire body. Recovering from these problems require a whole-person approach from Mercy's qualified rehabilitation experts specializing in pain management, wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Our patient-centered programs are just that-completely centered on you and helping you overcome your challenges. Our staff uses state-of-the-art therapies to help you:

Mercy Harvard Care Center

  • Increase your strength, flexibility and range of motion
  • Climb stairs, walk, sit and get in and out of bed
  • Improve communication skills
  • Maximize your stamina and endurance
  • Improve swallowing and eating skills
  • Restore or improve other functions as needed

    Trusted hospital-based care available 24/7

    Our rehabilitation patients have great peace of mind due to their quick, down-the-hall access to Mercy Harvard Hospital's resources and health care professionals when the need arises. These include:

    • A 24/7 emergency department
    • Highly trained nursing staff
    • Diagnostic testing: laboratory, x-ray, MRI, CT scans, ultrasound and sleep studies
    • Pharmacists
    • Dietitians
    • Social workers and case managers
    • Doctors specializing in neurology, heart and lung care, podiatry, eye care, vascular surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and ear, nose and throat care


    Comprehensive amenities and services

    Large resident rooms - furnished specifically for our patients' safety, healing and comfort with phone service, cable TV and available DVD players.

    Dining - residents can choose delicious meals and snacks from their Room Service menu or join others at our popular buffet.

    Social activities - attend religious services, celebrations, restaurant outings and have fun with our Wii game system. We also have a large room for private family gatherings and a private resource room with Internet access.

    Transportation -transportation is available to and from medical appointments.


    Our other services

    Short-term respite care

    This service provides needed relief for family caregivers who must tend to personal needs, while knowing their loved one is safe and well cared for. We offer respite care from 24 hours to several days.

    Long-term skilled nursing care

    Our residents receive excellent care with personal attention to their needs. Our peaceful home-like environment, access to full hospital and rehabilitation services, and a high staff-to-resident ratio contribute to our reputation of providing high-quality care.


    Payment and admission information

    We accept Medicare, Medicaid, insurance and private pay. Our case managers oversee our residents' Medicare and insurance concerns to assure maximum benefits.

    For complete admission and payment information, please call our social services department at (815) 943-2497.


    We'd love to meet you

    Whether you're considering rehabilitation services, respite care or long-term skilled nursing care for yourself or a loved one, we'd love to meet you and show you our facilities. To schedule a personal tour, please call (815) 943-2961.


    Our Mission Statement

    To provide every individual with the highest quality of health care and health-related services.

    To promote healing in its broadest sense with compassion, respect, kindness and dignity.

    To efficiently enhance quality of life through education and promotion of residents' optimal level of functioning.