State of Illinois Licensed Alzheimer's Special Care Unit in an Intimate Home-like Assisted Living Setting.
Country Comfort Retirement Homes
Safe and secure residential living
Are you suffering from a memory loss disorder? Are you not completely independent, but not yet in need of a nursing home? These residents tend to fall into a “gray area.” It is our goal to bridge the gap created by this “gray area” and help these individuals maintain their quality of life.
After living at Country Comfort Retirement Homes for a while, you may notice a difference in how you feel. Good nutrition, exercise, a sense of security, fewer worries, and the companionship of others often contribute to a greater sense of well-being. Our residents continue to thrive in a safe and secure residential setting while receiving the professional assistance and support they need 24 hours a day.
Our homes are intended for individuals who are in need of the services offered in an assisted living residence (meals, housekeeping, activities, and personal care.) Over time some residents will find they need more support. This is particularly true when physical or mental health changes occur or a chronic health condition deteriorates.
Country Comfort Retirement Homes PO Box 186 Henry, IL 61537
We are fully committed to supporting residents through the expected and even unexpected changes that occur with aging. For example, one resident may need one-on-one time with staff to organize/supervise daily activities or to assist with personal care. Most residents may need support with medications, physical therapy or regular well-being visits, while others may deteriorate to the point of qualifying for hospice care.
We provide added personal care and medication reminders in these cases and resources in special cases for additional care from various hospice/ home health care providers. These and other kinds of personal services, such as Alzheimer's Care, fall under the umbrella we call assisted living with personal care services.
To find out more about our memory loss care and whether you qualify, Call Sherry Pettett, Administrator at 815-866-0607.
History & Background
Privately owned Country Comfort Retirement Homes, Inc. opened our first residential home in 1993 in Henry, IL.
Before CCRH she worked for numerous years at local nursing facilities. Her passion for the elderly and her dream of providing an environment for those elderly persons suffering from various memory loss disorders that fall into the "grey area" of not requiring a nursing facility, but still needing 24 hour care, led her to CCRH.
Over the years, we have expanded and contracted to meet demand. From our first home in Henry, IL, we grew to 5 homes in North Central Illinois at our peak. Since that time we have consolidated to two assisted living/alzheimer's special care homes and one senior apartment building.
In October 2009, Sherry’s son, Brandon (B.S. Business Administration) joined CCRH as the Office Manager and he and Sherry are working side-by-side to keep up the reputation that we have built and continue to improve into the future.
At Country Comfort, we take pride in housing residents in a home environment with 24 hour certified nursing assistants on duty and we provide our memory loss residents with the highest quality of personal care that they so deserve. Our staff is trained in specialized activity programs and care approaches to meet the needs of each resident on an individual basis.
Housing only 12 residents, our staffing ratios are outstanding in comparison to any of the larger facilities. We also maintain an open and ongoing supportive relationship with the families and or decision makers so that all parties have a clear understanding of what constitutes the best care and well-being of our residents.
Country Comfort has also implemented an Employee Empowerment program. This program has taken various staff members and given them added responsibilities to assist in the everyday operation of the home. The positions of Assistant Manager, Activity Director, Assistant Activity Director, and Care Plan Coordinator are all held by staff members that interact with residents on a daily basis. These staff members have exceeded their everyday routine and shown much dedication to their new positions.