When Home Isn’t an Option- Kim’s Top 3 Lake County SNF Picks

ImageSometimes after an acute phase of an illness, patients need additional care. There are times when instead of going home, patients need to be transferred to a Long Term Care or Rehab Unit AKA- SNF). So how do you know which one is best for you or your loved one?

Lake County Indiana has 20 such facilities to choose from. Of course at the time you need one, there may not be a bed available in the one you want. It’s best though to know at least where to look for information on facilities.

The Indiana State Department of Health keeps records on all state licensed and Medicare certified facilities. You can view the Consumer Reports on each one below.

Facility Name Facility Address Facility City Facility County Facility Zip View Consumer Report
CHICAGOLAND CHRISTIAN VILLAGE 6685 E 117TH AVE CROWN POINT LAKE 46307 View
COLONIAL NURSING HOME 119 N INDIANA AVE CROWN POINT LAKE 46307 View
DYER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 601 SHEFFIELD AVE DYER LAKE 46311 View
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-MERRILLVILLE 8800 VIRGINIA PL MERRILLVILLE LAKE 46410 View
HAMMOND-WHITING CARE CENTER 1000 114TH ST WHITING LAKE 46394 View
HIGHLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 9630 FIFTH ST HIGHLAND LAKE 46322 View
KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-DYER 2300 GREAT LAKES DR DYER LAKE 46311 View
LAKE COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 5025 MCCOOK AVE EAST CHICAGO LAKE 46312 View
LINCOLNSHIRE HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER 8380 VIRGINIA ST MERRILLVILLE LAKE 46410 View
LOWELL HEALTHCARE 710 MICHIGAN ST LOWELL LAKE 46356 View
MILLER’S MERRY MANOR 2901 W 37TH AVE HOBART LAKE 46342 View
MUNSTER MED-INN 7935 CALUMET AVE MUNSTER LAKE 46321 View
NURSING CARE AT HARTSFIELD VILLAGE 503 OTIS R BOWEN DR MUNSTER LAKE 46321 View
SEBO’S NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 4410 W 49TH AVE HOBART LAKE 46342 View
SIMMONS LOVING CARE HEALTH FACILITY 700 E 21ST AVE GARY LAKE 46407 View
SOUTH SHORE HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER 353 TYLER ST GARY LAKE 46402 View
SPRING MILL HEALTH CAMPUS 101 W 87TH AVE MERRILLVILLE LAKE 46410 View
ST ANTHONY HOME – CROWN POINT 203 FRANCISCAN DR CROWN POINT LAKE 46307 View
TIMBERVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER 2350 TAFT ST GARY LAKE 46404 View
WITTENBERG LUTHERAN VILLAGE 1200 E LUTHER DR CROWN POINT LAKE 46307 View

So, who are the top three nursing homes in Lake County? (insert drum roll!)

Top 3 Nursing Home(SNF) Picks with Rationale:

  1. Lowell Health Care– scored highest in county on state report card. Only 1 complaint reported in 4 years.
  2. St. Anthony Home– scored 2nd highest in county on state report card. Only 3 complaints reported in 4 years. Latest survey was deficiency free
  3. Wittenberg– scored 3rd highest in county on state report card. Locally owned. Only 2 reported complaints in 4 years.

I will give an honorable mention to Nursing Care at Hartsfield Village. They are 1 out of 3 that are locally owned. They have a 170 report card (702 is the lowest in the state and guess what…we are the proud county that is home to that horrible place!) Although they already have 3 reported complaints this year, last year they only had 1.

If you have any questions, or want the complete list of Lake County Nursing homes that I put together with their state report card, send me an email! KKrullRN@comcast.net

 

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