Alzheimer’s Association – The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading organization that provides support and research for Alzheimer’s disease. Click here for more information regarding research, caregiving tips, events, and a list of Alzheimer’s professionals in your area.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid programs and regulates health care providers. CMS also aims to improve patient care and access. Their website provides a wealth of information on numerous health services and programs.

A Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a comprehensive guide for long-term veteran care, which covers a range of topics including VA benefits, skilled home health care, and long-term decision-making tips.

Administration on Aging (AOA) – The AOA, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, carries out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965. The act promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing the necessary resources and services for them to live independently.

National Care Planning Council – The National Care Planning Council is a comprehensive resource for elder care, senior services, and care planning. They publish numerous articles, books, and guides to assist in the caring of seniors.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – The AARP is a major resource for seniors across the United States. You can find numerous bits of information ranging from healthy living tip and financial advice all the way to long-term planning and a list of skilled providers in your


Will my Medicare Part A cover my stay?

For a skilled rehab or nursing stay to be covered by Medicare, you must be previously admitted as an inpatient in the hospital for three “midnights” in the last 30 days. When you are discharged from the hospital, you will also need a doctor’s order for a Medicare Part A stay before you are admitted to Wauconda Care. Please note that some patients who stay overnight in the hospital are admitted “under observation” and do not qualify.

Can I qualify for skilled rehab if I’m not currently on Medicare?

We accept most managed care and commercial insurance, as well as private payment. You’ll need a doctor’s order for skilled care, and they will determine if you need skilled nursing and rehab care.

What types of insurance do you accept?

We accept many types of insurance. Our major providers include:

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Care Improvement Plus
  • CHCS
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Corvel
  • Galaxy
  • Great West
  • Harmony Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • HealthSmart and HealthSmart Accel
  • Humana
  • Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • NPPN
  • PHCS and PHCS Savility
  • Swedish Covenant
  • UMWA
  • Unicare
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • Wellcare Medicare
  • United Health Care (with prior approval)

If you don’t see the name of your insurance company here, please call our admissions team to verify coverage.


Will my wishes for no heroic measures be honored?

We are mandated by law to care for everyone to the greatest extent possible unless you express otherwise in the form of an Advance Directive.

Your Social Worker will be help you complete the necessary paperwork so that all of YOUR wishes are carried out. If you have already completed your Advance Directives, please provide us with a copy.