About our facility
Do you have private rooms?
We offer private or semi-private (two to a room).
How large is Salem Village?
We are licensed for 272 beds.
What are the visiting hours?
We have open visitation 24 hours a day. You are welcome to come at any time of the day or night.
About our staff
Do you conduct background checks before hiring staff?
Absolutely. We do criminal and sex offender background checks on staff and residents.
Do you have bi-lingual staff?
Several staff members are fluent in Spanish and Pilipino.
Will my grandmother have designated caregivers?
We do our best to keep consistent staff assigned to our residents, which insures better continuity between staff and residents.
What kinds of activities are available to residents?
Our activities director sets up a variety of things designed to appeal to residents with varying levels of health. On site activities include art classes, happy hour, jewelry making, bingo, computer classes, movie night, women’s and men’s club and many more. We also plan outings to local attractions, shopping and restaurants.
Will my mother be able to attend church services?
Yes, clergy from area churches conduct services, masses and visits to individuals.
Do you offer pet therapy?
We have pet visits as a regular activity; families are also allowed to bring their own well-behaved pets in to visit residents.
Will my mom have access to a computer?
Yes, residents can bring their own computer/laptops. We also have computers in the resident library, located on the first floor. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
Do Salem Village residents get to leave the facility?
We understand that many of our residents still want to be active. Our bus service takes patients on outings four times per month. Depending on the season and weather, our destinations include shopping, restaurants, the zoo, ball games, fishing, and others.
My dad is still pretty active. Can he leave Salem Village for a weekend?
Yes, residents are allowed to leave anytime with family or friends.
My dad has always been a picky eater. Will he be able to choose what he eats?
Our registered dietician (with input from our residents) plans meals that are appealing and healthy. We change our menus seasonally, offer more than one entrée and serve restaurant style meals. Upon admission, new residents will meet with our dietary staff to talk about their food likes, dislikes and the diet that has been ordered for them by their physician.
Can our family come and eat lunch or dinner with our grandpa?
Yes, visitors are welcome. Stay and eat with the residents for a cost of $2 per meal.
What happens when my grandmother’s money runs out?
We’re licensed for Medicaid and are able to assist the resident/family with a public aid application.
Is Salem Village licensed for Illinois Medicare and Medicaid programs?
We are licensed for Medicare and all 272 beds are also licensed for Medicaid (Public Aid). We are contracted with BC/BS PPO and also able to accept private insurance companies such as Caterpillar, United Healthcare, Cigna and Tricare.
Can my dad continue to see his own doctor and nurse practitioner?
Our residents are welcome to continue with their own doctors or may choose the doctors that visit Salem Village.
What kinds of security measures are in place at Salem Village?
- All of our exist doors have alarms
- Our alarm system connects directly to the fire dept. Every hallway has smoke detectors and all the patient rooms have a sprinkler system.
- A security guard is on duty from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m.
- Code Alert® ensures our Alzheimer’s residents stay on the designated floor.
Will my loved one be able to get their hair done?
We have an onsite beauty shop and beautician so our residents are able to get regular or occasional services.
What about banking and shopping?Our residents can open an account in the business office and we have two gift shops stocked with items popular with residents. We provide transportation for shopping trips each month.