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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Care Center Overview

From Past to Present, Celebrating over 120 Years of Dedicated Service to DuPage County Residents!

DPCC Alms House 2The DuPage Care Center was originally built in 1888, started as a County Alms House for the indigent. 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. It has developed into one of the most modern, best equipped, professionally staffed, treatment and rehabilitation centers for the chronically ill in the State of Illinois.

Since its inception, the DuPage Care Center has continually maintained a high standard of professionalism in all phases of its operation, and the facility is recognized for its excellent patient care and intense in-service education programs. It complies with standards set by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Joint Commission on Healthcare Accreditation.

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The center has a total of 360 beds, with approximately 70% occupied by Public Aid recipients and 25% being under the age of 55 years. We are a unique facility that encourages our residents in doing as much as they can, as well as they can for as long as they can. We focus on resident strengths and look for ways to help them feel productive and have meaningful lives.  


The mission of the DuPage Care Center is to provide quality long term care as well as short term rehabilitative services to DuPage County residents in a professional and cost effective manner.

It is the sincere goal of the entire staff to recognize and serve each resident’s needs, desires, interests and emotions.

We employ those interventions of treatment, therapy and activity which restore health, dignity and hopefulness to residents, by assisting them to do as much as they can, as well as they can, for as long as they can.

There is no limit to the possible innovations in these treatments, therapies and activities. When appropriate, we strive to return residents to their home and the community.

Accreditations and Certifications

* Department of Health and Human Services
* Illinois Department of Public Health
* Illinois Department of Public Aid Exceptional Care
* Medicaid