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Mission & Philosophy

and what it means for you.

Our mission is to provide a comforting home for older adults. We provide private rooms to call home, personal care, support and hope. We use a realistic approach to life care that is human centered and our members thrive as a result of this unique approach.

Oak Crest is a 501c3 not for profit organization; all donations are 100% tax deductible. Oak Crest is private organization with no outside sponsorship, affiliations or funding, fully self-sustaining, governed by volunteers who designate the leadership and day to day operation to the Executive Director.

Historical Tradition
exceeding your expectations

Oak Crest was founded by local philanthropists to meet a growing need for care of older adults. In 1901 George and Mary Lord leveled their home and donated the site for the construction of the Old Peoples Home of Elgin. In the 1950’s the name was changed to Oak Crest Residence and in 2000 the Atrium was added. Karen Hoyt
Working together
Family Partnership
The core partnership we encourage with those we serve is based on honoring personal choices. Our goal is to design a lifestyle to fit your unique circumstances then work together to make that goal a reality. Families and staff create a unique bond to achieve goals that improve life. Sometimes simple changes in perspective can spark new insights.

We solve problems with creative solutions. Kelly in his book Creative Confidence asked are you making a connection or just making contact?:’ We strive to make that connection with our families and members by looking for points of frustration or opportunities for improvement; then by combining both emotionally meaningful as well as functional solutions, we create a connection. We set aside preconceived ideas and look for truths; we look to see what is needed and what is not.

Mindful Sharing
We search for ways to improve the life and wellbeing of our members. Our small size fosters great relationships with our members. Understanding habits and preferences of each person are all part of the program. We respect you and how you want to live your life.

Home cooking
Food for Life
We believe that balanced nutrition is an imperative for good health; whether you live to eat or eat to live you will find your perfect balance. Enjoy all meals and snacks every day. Our dietary department and consulting dietician can manage special diets and prepare foods to accommodate all nourishment needs. Savor the moment while dining with friends.

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Our Useful Features & Services

Private Beds

This Facility offers private beds

Daily Activities

This Facility hosts daily activities for residents

Meals Provided

This community provides meals daily

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