Big Meadows
Big Meadows
1000 Longmoor Ave
Savanna, IL 61074
Phone:(815) 273-2238

Big Meadows
Experience Life Worth Living

Big Meadows is a private intermediate care facility committed to meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and recreational needs of elderly individuals with respect, dignity and empathy.

We emphasize both a social model and a medical model, and we believe that companionship is the key antidote for loneliness and boredom. We also believe that being of use, and being able to give as well as receive care makes being in need an easier burden to bear.

Experience Life Worth Living at Big MeadowsResidents of Big Meadows may have birds in their rooms, or may enjoy the beautiful aviary in our lobby. Our live-in cats and dogs make rounds regularly to cuddle and play with the residents and visitors, our large aquarium is filled with colorful fish.

Children frequent our outdoor playground and indoor “Kiddie Corner”, where there are plenty of books and games to share with elderly loved ones. Residents participate in exercising, grooming and feeding the pets, caring for the plants, and leading intergenerational programs.

Big Meadows is located in the Northwest Illinois community of Savanna, a historical town on the banks of the Mississippi River. Nestled among rolling hills and beautiful trees, deer, birds and other wild life can be viewed from the resident rooms. Residents can even look out upon the flowering gardens in our scenic courtyard.

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Our goal is to assist each resident in reaching their maximum level of independence. We strive to provide the highest quality care and all the comprehensive rehabilitation services each individual resident requires to attain their highest functional abilities.


Big Meadows utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of each resident. Under the direction of our Medical Director and local physicians, individualized care plans are developed to assist each resident in attaining their fullest achievable potential and maintaining functional abilities. The treatment team is comprised of professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines.

Restorative Nursing Care

Nursing care is provided 24 hours per day by our team of licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants. Nursing responsibilities include medication and treatment administration, training in self care skills and activities of daily living, providing range of motion exercises, taking care of personal care needs, and pressure sore treatment and prevention.

Rehabilitation & Therapy Services

Physical Therapy services are provided five days per week on-site in our Physical Therapy Clinic, under the direction of a licensed physical therapist with the assistance of rehabilitation aides. Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Pathology are also available.

Recreational Therapy

The Recreational Therapy department at Big Meadows Nursing Home utilizes recreation servicesThe Recreational Therapy department utilizes recreation services to improve or maintain residents' physical, mental, emotional and social functioning. Under the direction of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, a wide variety of recreational opportunities are provided daily, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Community outings to parks, restaurants, shops and shows are an important part of each month's calendar of activities. Other programs include horticulture therapy, bible study and church services, crafts, cards, games, cooking, social hours, picnics, bingo, bowling, and many other special events. Click here to see this month's newsletter from Big Meadows.

On-Site Physician Services
Our Medical Director and local physician make "house calls".

Social Services
The Social Services department assists residents and families with their adjustment to life at Big Meadows. A qualified Social Worker serves as a contact for families and loved ones, and as a liaison for residents to assure that needs and concerns are addressed. The Social Services Department also conducts psychosocial group therapy and support groups, hosts Resident Councils, and makes referrals to other support services as appropriate.

Specialized Services and Amenities
The following services are also available to Big Meadows residents:

* Laboratory Services
* Beauty Shop / Barber Services
* Podiatry
* Mental Health Services
* Pharmacy
* Husband/Wife Suites
* Respite Care
* Private and Semi-Private Rooms
* Transportation to and from Medical Appointments
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