Where Better Care is a Family Matter

Our History

We are a family owned and operated skilled nursing facility that has been offering peace of mind to our community since 1960.

 

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Our Facility

Our facility provides 24-hour comprehensive care, offering:

Skilled Nursing Care
Memory Care
Respite Stays
Long-Term Care

Our Philosophy

Our extraordinary staff-to-resident ratio allows us to provide individualized care plans that meet each resident’s unique needs. We enhance health and improve our residents’ ability to return home through regularly scheduled meetings by our interdisciplinary team consisting of:

• Care Plan Coordinator • Director of Nursing • Nurse Practitioner • Restorative Nurse • Wound Care Specialist • Physical Therapist • Dietitian • Social Services Director • Primary Care Physician • Cardiologist • Orthopedist • Physiatrist • Pulmonologist • Nephrologist

At Elmhurst Extended Care Center, we provide a compassionate, positive, and home-like environment for all lengths of stay whether it is a few days, a few months or long term. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing the best possible care, allowing our residents to reach their optimum level of health.

Accepted Insurances

We Accept: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Aetna, Wellcare, Beech Street, Care Improvement Plus, CHCS, Cofinity,Corvel, Galaxy, Healthsmart, Interplan Health Group, Multiplan, PHCS, Prime Health Services USA MCO, Preferred Plan

You may also contact us to verify insurance acceptance.

Download our Brochure

To learn more about our facility and services, see our brochure:

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Our Staff

There are too many exceptional staff members at Elmhurst Extended Care Center to fit on this page – people that have been with us for years! From Medical personnel to Maintenance; from Therapists to Beauticians; from Nurses and CNAs to Kitchen Staff; from Activities to Admissions; and from one extraordinary Administrator to one extraordinary Bedmaker – this is what sets us apart from others. It takes a family of experienced and compassionate people to help each resident reach their highest levels of independence and quality of life possible. Here are some staff members you should meet:

Love Dave

Love Dave

Administrator

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Dr. Matthew Spiewak

Dr. Matthew Spiewak

Medical Director

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Melissa Stefanowicz

Melissa Stefanowicz

Director of Nursing

My name is Melissa Stefanowicz, MSN, RN and I am the Director of Nursing. I have been at Elmhurst Extended Care Center since 2001 and have held many positions throughout the years. I have had experience with nursing care, admissions, and care planning. I have always loved the geriatric population and happy I have had the opportunity to grow at this facility. As the Director of Nursing I oversee the nursing department, schedule nursing staff, provide education to residents and families, and focus on infection prevention methods.

Fran Mejino

Fran Mejino

Social Service Director

My name is Fram Mejino. I have been the Director of Social Services at Elmhurst Extended Care for 14 years. I hold a Master's Degree and have obtained various certifications in Dementia Care, Geriatric Care Management, and Leadership Training in Best Care/Diversity Practice. I have served in various capacities in the Health Care Industry, but in my current role, I am responsible for advocating and overseeing that the resident and family obtain the services that they need within the facility and after discharge from the facility. I conduct support groups, trainings, and manage any grievances in the facility. Prior to Healthcare, my experience was Behavioral/ Substance Abuse Counseling with children, adults, and families at mental health centers, residential centers, and within the criminal justice system. My joy is spending time with family and friends, reading, and drinking wine. Finally, my goal and continued interest is helping others obtain Quality Care.

Kiki Chiligiris

Kiki Chiligiris

Admissions Coordinator

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Noel Tapia

Noel Tapia

Assistant Director of Nursing

My name is Noel Tapia. I started in EECC as a License Practical Nurse in 2011. I acquired my Registered Nurse license in 2014 and had the pleasure of working as a Nurse Liaison. I am currently the Assistant Director of Nursing and MDS Coordinator. In my current position, I help manage the nursing staff with day to day job responsibilities, oversee and facilitate the completion of resident assessments and create individualized care plans for each resident. I recently acquired my Bachelor's in Nursing in 2018 from Aurora University. I am married with two wonderful children. I love to run, adventurous activities, and cook. I love sports: Football, Basketball, Track & Field, and Mixed Martial Arts. I am currently working on acquiring my Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Joann Tan

Joann Tan

Restorative Nurse

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Cindy Gawryla

Cindy Gawryla

Activities Director

Hi, my name is Cindy Gawryla and I am the Activity Director at EECC. I am responsible for developing and implementing meaningful activities of interest for the residents, at all functional levels and overseeing my activity assistants. I am a Certified Dementia Practitioner and am Activity Director Certified through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. I have extensive training in Alzheimer's and dementia care, including the 48 hour Multi-Disciplinary Certificate Program in Dementia Assessment, Care and Management. I also provide dementia training for staff and families at EECC. I enjoy bringing a smile or laughter to the residents and what really makes my day is when one of the residents accomplishes a new task they haven't done before or don't think they can. I don't accept I can't, only I'll try. In my leisure time I enjoy cooking, traveling, spending time with family and the quest for a bargain.

Jayne Maher

Jayne Maher

Accounts Payable

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Diptee Dave

Diptee Dave

Accounts Receivable

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Javier Ambriz

Javier Ambriz

Maintenance

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Paula Fabbri-Morrow

Paula Fabbri-Morrow

Occupational Therapist

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Christine Fitzgerald

Christine Fitzgerald

Director of Dining Services and Registered Dietitian

My name is Christine Fitzgerald and I am the Director of Dining Services and Registered Dietitian at EECC. I hold a masters degree in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University. I’m a Texan at heart but landed in the Midwest and have gained clinical nutrition experience in a variety of hospitals and long term care centers throughout Chicagoland. As the Director of Dining, I oversee all dining operations including menu planning, meal prep, and food safety and sanitation to provide a fresh and delicious dining experience. I also have the pleasure of working closely with the residents as the dietitian to conduct nutrition risk assessments and provide one-on-one nutrition counselling. My passion is setting the record straight; I love fighting food fads and misinformation so that others are inspired to live healthy lives through balanced nutrition. In my free time I’m a wife, musician, home chef, amateur photographer, and dog mom. I’d love to keep learning new instruments and hopefully play with a symphony one day!