Lutheran Hillside Village
6901 N. Galena Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614 (map)
REACH Short Stay: Where Peoria
Goes for Rehabilitation Care
It’s a comprehensive approach to recovery and rehabilitation following a qualifying hospital stay. It’s teamwork dedicated to maximizing your ability. And it’s right here at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, IL 61614.
Our Medicare certified REACH Short Stay program provides the optimal context for REACHing your potential in an environment where you can work hard and rest well. Here, you can actively progress toward increased capability and strength. Our experienced team will work with you and your family to define your goals and prepare a personalized plan of action.
Call 309.689.2326 or e-mail us today to learn more!
REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation at Lutheran Hillside Village offers all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our companion rooms are equipped with flatscreen TVs and phones. Here, you’ll find comfortable surroundings including living rooms, verandas, and dining areas, with a spa and beauty/barber shop available nearby.
- Interdisciplinary expertise from a team that includes licensed nursing, therapy, nutritional management, social services, and spiritual care.
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided according to your plan of care.
- A therapy room dedicated to short-term rehabilitation to help you practice daily activities.
- A focus on improving activities of daily living to your highest potential.
- Licensed nursing care as well as medication assistance.
- Transportation service for doctors visits.
- Diverse social, cultural, and educational services year round.
- Beautiful countryside surroundings.
- Superb dining services with options to fit your lifestyle.
- A faith-inspired community with dedicated chaplains and spiritual services.
REACH Short Stay is Medicare-certified and delivers the same level of exceptional, person-centered care found throughout Lutheran Hillside Village. From delicious meals to individualized attention, our staff is dedicated to getting to know you and meeting your needs, no matter how long or short your stay.
Here, we provide:
- Pain management
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
- Fall management and balance training
- Home management skills
- Home safety assessment
- Dysphasia (communication) therapy
- Dysphagia (swallowing) therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor retraining
- Edema control
- Wound care
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Lutheran Hillside Village is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.
Recreation at “The Village”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward promoting physical activity and helping you enjoy your downtime while you work toward your goals.
There’s always something happening at Lutheran Hillside Village, and if there’s ever something you want to do that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.
Dining at “The Village”
One of the most popular features of life at Lutheran Hillside Village is our fabulous dining services program. Residents in our REACH program can enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee. Our attentive staff is always ready to assist you!
Rehab Care at LHV
From Visitor to Patient to Satisfied Resident
Just a Few of the Communities We Serve
Lutheran Hillside Village’s REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation program serves individuals throughout the St. Louis region and beyond. Nearby municipalities who turn to Lutheran Hillside Village first for short stay rehab include…
Welcome to Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria! Our residents have decided to join hundreds of older adults who have chosen the active, purpose-driven lifestyle offered in our village. People are friendly here, and residents don’t take long to get acquainted, often becoming fast friends in no time at all. Others have enjoyed renewing relationships with folks they’ve known over the years. A remark often heard is, “We truly are a family here.” Once new residents settle in, we encourage them to get involved in the many activities and volunteer opportunities available here.
As a continuum of care retirement community, Lutheran Hillside Village offers all levels of care. Lifestyle options include residential living for active, independent seniors; Samaritan Place assisted living services for people with physical difficulties; and Bethel Place assisted living services for those with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other related memory impairments. Lutheran Home is Medicare and Medicaid certified and provides short- and long-term skilled nursing services, including a dedicated neighborhood for those with mid- to late-stage memory loss.
We hope to see you at Lutheran Hillside Village soon. We look forward to getting to know you better!
Lutheran Hillside Village Executive Director
A native-Peorian, Shelly Heiden joined Lutheran Hillside Village (LHV) in October 2015 as Executive Director. Her past experience includes over twenty years of management experience managing a local non-profit organization. She has a BS degree and an MBA, both from Bradley University and is a graduate of the Peoria Area Community Leadership School. She is involved in several community organizations, including the Rotary Club of Peoria and the Junior League of Peoria.
Director of Assisted Living
Sarah Kaufmann graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Throughout college, she worked in the dining and activities departments of a long term care facility. Right out of college she worked as an Activity Director for a few years in the Rockford area. Then, she returned to the Peoria area and worked in addiction recovery as a recreation therapist. Prior to coming to LHV, she spent nearly 10 years with the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association developing programs and camps for individuals with disabilities.
Care Center Administrator
Michelle Pollard is the Care Center Administrator with over 12 years of experience in senior living as a Practical Nurse and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Michelle believes that helping others is her true calling especially when it comes to the faith-inspired mission of LSS of “Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.” When she’s not at Lutheran Hillside Village, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children playing basketball, baseball, gardening, and visiting zoos across the Midwest.
Director of Dining Services
Mark Shoopman is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation, a Certified Food and Beverage Executive by the American Hotel and Motel Association, and a Certified Professional Ice Sculptor and competition judge at a national level. In addition, Mark was elected “Chef of the Year” for two consecutive years by the Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association. Coming from a comprehensive background in international hotel and restaurant management, Mark is fully trained in American and European Cuisines.
Senior Director of Development - Illinois
Phil is a native of Peoria Heights and attended Illinois Central College and Bradley University, earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He has served at Lutheran Hillside Village for over 28 years in various positions and currently leads the Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation. A long-time member of the Lutheran community, Phil fosters relationships with all 23 of LHV’s covenant congregations. He lives in Chillicothe and has two children and four grandchildren.
Director of Nursing (RN)
Trish LaMaire always knew that she wanted to be a nurse. Having her BSN in nursing from Northwestern State in Louisiana as well as ACLS and BLS certified, Trish loves taking care of people and teaching the next generation of new nurses. She loves in Chillicothe, IL with her husband, son, and two dogs.
Senior Living Counselor
Allison earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Michigan University and a Master’s of Education degree with concentrations in administration and special education from Michigan State University. A native of Saint Joseph, Michigan, she taught eight years at the elementary level in various subjects before moving to Illinois with her family. Prior to joining the marketing team at Lutheran Hillside Village in January 2014, she was a representative for a national hospice company.
Senior Living Counselor
Denise has a degree in Nursing, and has worked in the hospitals for 2 years and then in home health for 10 years. She spent 5 years serving as the Director of Education and Patient Family Services at the Alzheimer’s Association. While there she won a national award for a program to educate both Preschool and school age children about Alzheimer’s through puppetry. Denise joined LHV in December of 2014. She has 4 sons, 1 daughter, and 4 grandchildren.
Health Services Counselor
Sandy is a 1983 graduate of Illinois Central College. She is from Morton, Illinois. Sandy has 25 years of experience in Surgery and was a member of the Organ Procurement team with the Musculoskeletal Tissue Foundation. She has six years of experience in Marketing and Admissions, prior to joining the LSS team. She joined the LHV team in September of 2014 and is excited to be part of such a dynamic team.
Pastor Pat is one of two chaplains at Lutheran Hillside Village (LHV). He began his ministry as a weekend chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in May of 1995 and became full-time in September of that year. In March 2002 he began working at the Lutheran Home every other weekend, after being consecrated as a Diaconal Minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pat received his BA from Sangamon State University, which later became the University of Illinois at Springfield, an MA in theology and philosophy from Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, IL and his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling also from LCS. Chaplain Monroe is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and a Diplomat in the American Psychotherapy Association. He and his wife Sandy, have four children and six grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and will have visited all 50 states and four countries by the middle of 2017, the Lord willing. Pastor Pat and Sandy enjoy photography, rock hounding, and walks along the ocean.
Chaplain Jeff Harter received his Master’s Degree of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. He has served as a health care chaplain in long term care, hospital, and hospice settings since 1994 and began working at Lutheran Senior Services in 2016. Jeff is a board certified member of the Association of Professional Chaplains since 2001. He is married to Dianne and as one son, two daughters, one grandson, and two granddaughters.
Costs for REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation are assessed on a daily basis. For specific pricing, contact our health services counselor by calling 309.689.2326 or by email.
Some costs for our health care services can be covered by Medicare, managed care, or private insurance.