Knox County Nursing Home—Our Residents Come First!!
Owned, loved and supported by the citizens of Knox County since 1865, Knox County Nursing Home sits on a quiet wooded acreage between Galesburg and Knoxville.
With an attentive and dedicated staff, our home has been a leader in innovative care for generations, from open dining hours and selective menus, to personalized rise & rest schedules, hydro-massaging baths, professional beautician services, and cable television offered to residents at no cost. Our person-centered Activity programs are ongoing within the facility as well as out in the community, and we especially pride ourselves on our many family centered events throughout the year. In addition to these amenities, we also offer professional therapy services including physical, occupational, and speech disciplines for Medicare short and long term stays, a highly skilled Memory Care Unit, plus a fully staffed Restorative nursing program.
Our Prairie Trails and gardens provide opportunities for residents, families and staff to enjoy Knox County Nursing Home’s beautiful grounds and outdoor spots. Visit our accessible outdoor barn, which houses a collection of antique farming tools or stop and visit with the goats that come to stay each spring and summer. Resident activities take place in the enclosed gazebo on summer days and we also have made this space available for families to reserve for larger gatherings and visits.
Knox County Nursing Home’s mission and goal is not only to provide superior nursing care, but also to help your loved one’s transition from home go as smoothly as possible. Our Social Services team is here to help families and residents meet the many questions, emotions, and oftentimes challenges of long term care placement, from the very beginning of the process. Tours and consultations with our Admission coordinators and Business Office are proffered to our community. Knox County Nursing Home accepts all payor services…Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, Hospice, MMAI and Managed Care. In addition to this, our Business Office and Social Services Departments are always available to assist with all of your financial questions or needs.
We look forward to your visit to our home!
August 20, 2016
Congratulations to Knox County Nursing Home as you celebrate 50 years of service to the residents of Knox County in this facility.
When the nursing home moved into this building in 1966, Pat Bivens was 45 years old and serving as the assistant administrator.
She and her husband Jack, who was the home’s administrator, had moved to Knoxville from The Elm’s nursing home in Bushnell. They were advocates of a new trend in nursing home care that stressed rehabilitation and activity for residents. This was a brand new, state of the art facility designed to provide a new type of residential care experience for Knox County’s elderly citizens.
Both Pat and Jack cared deeply about the residents and the employees of Knox County Nursing Home. That sense of family continues to set KCNH apart from other nursing home facilities in our area.
The Bivens returned here to Knox County Nursing Home in 2012 when their failing health demanded nursing home care. Jack died here in 2011. Pat celebrated her 95th birthday in January this year and continues to live here as a resident on Wing 1, where remodeling and changes reflect the newest efforts in providing an up to date facility for care of Knox County’s elderly residents.
Thank you to the voters of Knox County for your commitment to our senior residents throughout the years by providing funding for a quality facility to address the care needs of old age.
And thank you to the administration and staff of Knox County Nursing Home for your caring efforts in maintaining a facility that provides a place that truly makes the residents feel at home.
The family of Pat & Jack Bivens:
Jeff and Peg Bivens, Knoxville, IL
Georgene Bivens Thompson, Carlisle, PA
Patti Sue Bivens Arnold, Shell, Ecuador
Art and Karen Wright, Greenville NC