The DuPage Care Center (DPCC) was founded in 1888 as the Alms House, a home for the County’s indigent and elderly. Residents of the home farmed the 217 acre parcel and had a herd of dairy cattle. They supported themselves and provided additional food to the county jail inmates. It wasn’t until the 1930’s that it became a nursing facility that provided much needed health care to the community.
DPCC’s mission is to provide quality long-term and rehabilitation services to DuPage County residents in a professional, cost effective manner. Those who reside at the DPCC cover all ages over 18, some even over 100 years.
Many changes have taken place at the Care Center through the years as it has grown to over 360 beds. Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies are offered by a highly qualified staff to those who require them. Outreach services into the community include professional training for nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacists and social workers. A great variety of recreational activities are also available to residents.
The DuPage Care Center Foundation hopes to support this progress into the 21st Century.
The DuPage Care Center Foundation (DPCCF) is a philanthropic organization serving residents of the DuPage Care Center since 1993. DPCCF raises funds to improve quality of life for DuPage County residents needing long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. The Foundation makes the environment as enjoyable and home-like as possible for those that call the Care Center home. Due to the generosity of individual and corporate donors, DPCCF is well on its way to turning possibilities into realities.
The Care Center is a not-for-profit, fully licensed 24-hour skilled nursing facility located in Wheaton, Illinois. The Center is committed to providing long-term nursing and rehabilitation services to DuPage County residents. The Center provides residents the ability to do as much as they can, as well as they can, as long as they can. With dignity and hope, DPCC provides quality therapy and care to those residing in DuPage County.