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Rehabilitation Programs

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy Specialty Programs & Services
  • Respiratory Services
  • Inpatient Hospice Care Unit
  • Alzheimer's / Dementia Care
  • Pain Management
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Therapeutic Diets
  • Respite / Vacation Care
  • Hospice Care
  • On-site Physician Visits
  • Restorative Nursing Services

Nursing Services

Each Parker resident is cared for by our experienced and qualified nursing staff. We provide a full complement of leading-edge nursing services including provision of prescribed medical treatment and medication, pain management, restorative care, enteral therapy, respiratory care, intravenous therapy, wound therapy, and wound and post-surgical care.We offer intermediate and skilled levels of care and many specialized services. Our nursing staff also provides compassionate assistance with day-to-day needs such as bathing, dressing and feeding.


Parker prides itself in providing the highest level of care to its residents. Our experienced nursing staff work as part of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to offer individualized treatment plans for each resident. Individualized CareAt Parker, residents can receive physical, occupational, and speech therapy as indicated by their personal physician or Parker's own medical director. If required, Parker offers a specialized wound care program, feeding and intravenous programs, and a full complement of ancillary services including audiology, dental care, and podiatry. Residents with dementia receive ongoing, focused attention by highly trained and experienced professionals, helping them to achieve their optimal level of functionality.

Community Health & Wellness

FREE Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings: 9 AM to 11 AM – EVERY Thursday Alzheimer’s Care Club: 4 PM to 6 PM; last Tuesday of every month. Refreshments Served. PLEASE JOIN US!


Here’s What our Residents Say…

The heartfelt words below reveal the story of Parker-its dedicated and caring staff who create a welcoming home-away-from-home experience that eases fears and builds trust. Here’s what families and residents would like to share with you…

Testimonial Pearson

"My Story"

Mr. Charles Pearson

"I came into Parker Nursing Home unable to walk, and not taking care of myself. My wife did a lot for me. Since Ive been at Parker, I am walking with and without a walker. I am dressing myself to the point of needing less assistance from the staff. I am getting around much easier than I did before I came to Parker. The staff is very caring and thoughtful and put their patient first. If I had to come back again I would. I would recommend Parker Nursing Home to others for their quality of care and their love for their patients.

Testimonial StudnickiThis is Mr. Ed Studnicki, retired principal at one of Streator's elementary schools. Mr. Studnicki feels relieved and thankful his wife has the "best" care. He visits her daily for lunch dates and spends leisure time with her afterwards. “The staff here is always so good, and take very good care of my wife. I have enjoyed coming here to visit her everyday for the past three years. I know she is in good hands.”.

Testimonial QuinneyMr. and Mrs. Quinney have been married 61 years and have never spent time apart. When asked what their secret is, Mr. Quinney said, "Things like this". Mr. Quinney is referring to the duo, Vern and Vern, performing for residents. Mr. Quinney continued, " We enjoy getting out with all these people, and we have so much fun here!" We haven't danced like this in over 15 years! We used to travel all over every Saturday night to dance. We sure like it here. You guys are doing so much for all these people and this kind of stuff really helps them. It is nice to see everyone's eyes light up listening to these old songs.

  • Becky B. comments on her short term stay at Parker: "The staff was so pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed how friendly they were. The therapy department was awesome and I feel so much stronger physically and mentally than when I first came in. I would recommend this facility to anyone needing therapy assistance with their care.

  • Russell P: "My stay here at Parker was very enjoyable. They treated me with great respect. The CNAs were great! Therapy got me home and well. The food was real good I have nothing but positive things to say about Parker. I would recommend Parker to others!

  • Ruth N: "I’ve been here almost 3 years and I like it here.  I like the food and the people.  I like the care I receive."

  • Rozetta M:  "Everybody is very pleasant and helpful.  They do everything they can to make things easier for me.  When you ask for help, they are always prompt"

  • John Van Stedum: " I have been here for 5 years.  I was at a high rise building, but got sick and chose to come to Parker because I heard better things about them.  I would highly recommend Parker to my friends.  I feel like I’m at home." 
  • Wilma B:  "I’ve been here a long time.  It is really clean here.  The staff is good"

  • Mary B:  "The people are good here and provide excellent help.  They treat you nice and the care is good."

  • John S:  Parker is a good place!  This is the second time I have had to be here.  You don’t know what to expect the first time, but Parker made me want to choose to come back since the staff is really good.

  • Tom S:  " I like it here.  You guys are great people.  I especially like joking around with staff.

  • Troy W: " I just had my 3-year anniversary.  I enjoy joking with the therapy and MDS staff in the morning.  I like all the staff.  They are very helpful when I need it.  They are so good to me.  I would never go anywhere else!

  • Kathy B "I have been here a year and a half.  I like activities here.  I love all the staff and other residents.  I think Therapy and Restorative Programs are AWESOME.  I love the transportation here, too.  I love when the beautician comes every week to do my hair.  I love going to see the Social Service Director, Tricia, because she helps me so much.  I really like the food here.

  • Resident Mary K says: "I stay here because there are a lot of nice people here and it is always clean.  I like the food and comfortable beds.  I like the activity department and their games and especially when they do my nails.  The nurses and aides all treat me very nice."  

  • Resident M Quinney says: "People are friendly.  They offer plenty of trips and activities so we are never bored.  The atmosphere here is really good.  The birds are interesting to watch.  We would highly recommend our family and friends to come here, and the food is really good too!”

  • Resident Barb R says: "I have been here for 10 years.  I like hosting weekly devotions, playing games, and getting to do my needlepoint when I want.  I like all the staff members here.  I love my nurses and the activity department.  I especially like Shelly, our Activity Director.

  • Although sadly resident Rita R. passed away, her daughter says: "We liked everything about Parker.  Everyone was so nice and sweet and showed they cared.  Mom's nurse was fantastic and so was mom's CNA.  The activity director was great with mom and always was so caring.  The kitchen staff was great and understanding of mom's preferences.  All-in-all, Parker is a great nursing home and we would definitely recommend friends and family to come here!  Also, Wanita, the DON, is a great asset to Parker and the nursing field.  We have known her for many years and knew she would make sure mom was taken care of.”

  • From resident Marcia Senate -- a resident for 7 years…
      "This is my home.  This is my family.  That is how they treat me.  I feel safe here.  ALL of the staff is so nice.  There is nothing I don't like about being here.  I also love my Guardian Angel, Wanita, who meets with me daily to make sure I'm doing well.”

Pat Frankenfield

At first, I will admit, I was skeptical about putting my son in Parker Nursing Home as I had heard many negative things about it when it was known as Camelot Manor, but in order to get him closer to home, it was my only option. Today, if I had it to do all over again, and had a choice, I would choose Parker Nursing Home. They went above and beyond to accommodate all my son's needs. All the staff, from the Administrative level to the Nurses, CNA's and kitchen workers and even maintenance, went above and beyond to make sure Steve adapted to his new residence. I cannot thank them enough for all they did for my son when he was there. Most nursing homes, normally, do not have to deal with someone of my sons age, 45, nor the issues that came with him, but they took on every problem that would arise and came up with a solution to better things for him. For that I am eternally grateful.


Former short-term patient, Nancy Harrison says, " Such awesome therapy!" "The best I have ever had." "Staff really pays attention to everyone's needs." "If you want to get better, go to Parker!" "I am now at home on my feet and driving again!" "I would recommend this facility to anyone!"

Mrs Pratt came to us as a result of being dislocated from another facility affected by a tornado late last February. Mrs Pratt chose to remain at Parker. When admitted, she was a total mechanical lift and has now progressed to sit to stand.
“The therapy department and restorative program has really helped me with walking. I haven’t walked in four years and now am able to!” “The staff is wonderful and kind.” “I’m really thankful I can walk”

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In the News

Parker Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Streator Recognized by Telligen as National Healthcare Safety Network Trailblazer

TREATOR, Illinois, Feb. 11, 2019 – Parker Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 516 W. Frech Street, was recently recognized by the Telligen QIN-QIO as a National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazer for contributing nearly two years of Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) infection information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NHSN database. The database tracks C. diff infections in nursing homes to help nursing homes and the CDC learn more about the scale and severity of this potentially life-threatening illness.

Parker Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is one of only 2,922 long-term care facilities nationwide that voluntarily contributed to the NHSN database. The Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to support Colorado, Illinois and Iowa nursing homes that submit their information. “These long-term care facilities are true trailblazers,” said Deanna Curry, senior manager, healthcare management for the Telligen QIN-QIO. “For 22 consecutive months, these homes reported their data to the CDC. They made the commitment to do the right thing for their residents’ long-term health and well-being.”

According to the CDC, nearly half a million people in the U.S. are sickened each year by C. diff, a bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis (inflammation of the colon). C. diff is more common among those aged 65 and older and people taking antibiotics, who have been recently hospitalized, who have weakened immune systems or who have been exposed to C. diff before. Nearly one in 11 people over age 65 die of a healthcare-associated C. diff infection within a month of diagnosis.

“We were delighted to participate to help advance the knowledge of nursing home resident health and wellness across the country,” said Wanita Cassani, Parker’s administrator. “Inflammation of the colon severely compromises a patient’s prognosis and contributes to overall increased medical costs. Our clinical staff embraced the opportunity to participate so that this information can eventually be applied to not only our own patients, but all nursing home residents nationwide.”

About Telligen:
For more than 45 years, Telligen’s population health management solutions have improved the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for consumers and providers. Telligen serves the health and well-being needs of employer, union and health plan clients, as well as commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local level. Visit www.Telligen.com to learn more. The QIO Program is a national health care quality improvement program lead by CMS that works to convene health care providers and patients to share knowledge, spread best practices and achieve improvements in patient care while decreasing health care costs for all Americans.

Parker Makes the Honor Roll!

Congratulations! Parker Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, among others in Illinois, achieved the composite score goal of six or less for at least one quarter, aligning its performance with the top 10% of nursing homes nationally.
The dedicated staff at Parker are delighted to receive this recognition for the quality care they’ve been delivering to patients for more than 40 years.

Quality Recognition Award Highlights Parker’s Steps to Assure Exceptional Care

Quality Award

The American Health Care Association (AHCA/NCAL) recently recognized Parker Nursing & Rehabilitation Center as one of about 1,575 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities nationwide through their QUALITY INITIATIVE RECOGNITION PROGRAM. Parker is the only skilled nursing center in the Streator area to receive this distinction. The program honors member facilities for their individual work in achieving measurable goals that improve patient experience and outcomes. These goals include such assessments as decreasing staff turnover, reducing hospital readmissions, improving discharge rates back to the community, and reducing unintended healthcare outcomes.



Residents were positively tickled when the parade of Chihuahuas arrived today in the Parker building. Staff members showed up with their little dogs in tow for basically, a bring-your-dog-to-work day. Not sure who had more fun -- the dogs or the residents!!

Annual Senior Prom

“LUCKY IN LOVE” - Parker’s 4th Annual Senior Prom

Entertainment by: Vern & Vern

Residents, staff, & guests recently enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner followed by a dessert of 150 homemade cupcakes baked by Parker’s awesome dietary staff. And for a toast – sparkling cider! Even a king and queen were selected. Shelly, Activity Director, did a wonderful job with assistance from our dedicated managers for a magnificent evening where everyone felt – lucky in love!

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ABC News 7 Story: Twenty-two patients at LaSalle County Nursing Home were evacuated Tuesday and relocated to Parker Nursing Home due to Tornadoes

tornadoTwenty-two patients at LaSalle County Nursing Home were evacuated Tuesday and relocated to Parker Nursing Home in Streator, Ill., which is about 20 miles south of Ottawa. Parker employees brought the patients' supplies, medications and personal belongings with them.

Kelsia Phillips, an administrator at Parker, said Wednesday a majority of the patients rescued have dementia. She is working to get in touch with each patient's family, to let them know their loved ones are safe.

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Parker Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Streator, IL Helped Evacuate 22 Patients After Tornado Damaged County Nursing Home

Mary Lou
Mary Lou and Ron Schomas enjoy a quiet afternoon visit at Parker the day after three tornadoes struck LaSalle County. Ron was one of 22 patients who had to be evacuated to Parker because of the severe damage to LaSalle County Nursing Home.

Three tornadoes, the strongest rated an EF-3, struck small towns in LaSalle County on February 28, 2017 severely damaging LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa, IL. Employees there reached out to Parker stating they needed immediate help relocating their patients.

Parker's staff quickly assembled to both prepare for the incoming patients and to plan how to safely retrieve them from the County Home. Those staff who owned SUVs or vans formed a caravan that also included Parker's bus. Driving through dangerous road conditions of scattered debris, downed wires, blocked roads, and damaged trees -- the aftermath of the day's severe weather -- they slowly threaded their way to the County Home. Normally, a 30-minute ride took them an hour.

Parker's administrator, Kelsia Phillips, recalls what happened. "The County Home staff were calm and well organized when they greeted us. They gave us the patients' personal belongings, supplies, and medications for transport back to Parker. Once we loaded the patients onto our bus we decided to sing, to help lighten the mood and create a calmer atmosphere. They chose "Amazing Grace," and that's what we sang all the way back to Parker."

Their caravan was also joined by an ambulance transporting two additional patients back to Parker.

Kelsia noted that the patients, many of whom have dementia, did not appear scared or in any distress.

"The tornado came quickly," noted Mary Lou Schomas, whose husband was transported from the LaSalle County home to Parker. "I was in my basement for hours with only my weather radio, its flashlight, and a crossword puzzle to keep me company. A County Home nurse called me around midnight to let me know where my husband had been transferred to. I was grateful for the information which put my mind at ease."

Kelsia and her team continue working closely with the County Home staff to coordinate clinical care and to help the new residents feel at home in their new surroundings.

"I'd like to reassure families that if they'd like to continue having their loved one reside with us, we'd love to have them stay. At this point, the County Home still does not know how long it will take before they can be repaired and able to accept their patients back again. To avoid another move for these families, they're welcome to consider Parker as their new home."

Come Join Our Team

Parker needs dedicated team members who believe in providing outstanding QUALITY OF CARE and DEDICATION TO OUR RESIDENTS. Credit for this goes to everyone in the organization. We hope you will find satisfaction and take pride in your work here. As a member of our team, you will be expected to contribute your talents and energies to further improve the environment and quality of the company.

A comprehensive benefit package includes:

  • Excellent Pay
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Paid Birthdays
  • Paid Vacation Time-Cash Out Option
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Bonus Programs-Attendance, Weekend Program, Rising Star
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance plans
  • Disability plans
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • And much more…
Parker is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Know Your Healthcare Options BEFORE You Need Them!

At Parker Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, we realize that not everyone subscribes to the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared. However, it's darn good advice for anyone - Scout or not.

Consider the unexpected illness or a scheduled surgery for a hip or knee replacement -- definitely not high on anyone's priority list, if given the choice. Would you know what to do or where to go when these care decisions arise?

The fact is -- no one's immune to life's downturns. A little prevention, along with some pre-planning, "Does a Body Good" when health takes a hit. Here's how to be in the driver's seat instead of under the bus…


Are you familiar with the term, "post-acute" care? After getting discharged from the hospital for an illness or surgery, patients sometimes need to go to a facility for ongoing medical care or rehabilitation. This portion of your recovery is referred to as "post-acute care".

Therapies such as physical, occupational and speech can do wonders for rehabbing a patient back to optimal functioning again so they can return home and pick up right where they left off. Post-acute care may also include IV antibiotics, dialysis, pain management, respiratory therapy, or nutritional services.

And, if you live alone and are apprehensive about meeting your daily needs during recuperation, you can go to a post-acute care facility for RESPITE CARE. There, you can receive the assistance you need for ongoing recovery while staying in your own room from five days to five weeks or more. It's up to you. Most post-acute care facilities offer RESPITE CARE. Ask if they do, and if so, find out what their length-of-stay minimum / maximum stays might be along with daily or weekly rates.


Did you know that you can tour post-acute facilities (once called nursing homes) just by calling and making an appointment? A designated staff member will escort you around the building, explain services, and even show you an empty guest room.

You are welcome to ask questions and even watch rehabilitation therapy sessions in progress. Taking a tour ahead of time demystifies post-acute care and provides you with the reassurance you might need. You'll also want to screen post-acute facilities for the types of insurance plans accepted to make certain you're in network ahead of time.

Whether you're exploring care options for yourself or a loved one, facilities are accustomed to clients calling and asking for tours. So, take advantage of this opportunity to learn more before making such an important decision that will greatly impact ongoing recovery.

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516 West Frech Street, Streator, Illinois 61364

(815) 672-2600
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Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
516 West Frech Street
Streator, Illinois 61364

Phone: (815) 672-2600
Fax: (815) 672-2282

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