The Elwood Care Center opened in 1972 with 36 beds.  In 1978, it was expanded to 55 beds.  In 1972, 18 people were employed and now there are over 60 employees.The Elwood Care Center was a project of the Village of Elwood.  It continues to be an entity of the Village, but is totally self-supporting.
In 2002, the 8 unit Assisted Living was built on.  As of July 2006, 43 licensed skilled (Medicare and Medicaid approved), beds are available at the Elwood Care Center with 7 private rooms.

2006 brought about the latest remodel, as the entire outside was landscaped with beautiful flowers and walk ways for the residents enjoyment.  The new “Healing Garden,” features a waterfall, bridge and pond with an unusual assortment of plants that bring to light out senses.  Different textures, fragrances and colors are combined for our resident’s relaxation and pleasure.

Our facility has a home like atmosphere.  We like to think we are “family taking care of family.”  Residents are encouraged to make their rooms as home-like as possible with their own possessions and wall hangings.

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Elwood, population 761, is located 14 miles south of interstate 80 on highway 283. Elwood Public School consists of K-12 with a State D-1 rating. Recreation is plentiful with outstanding trophy hunting. Fishing and boating opportunities are available at Elwood Reservoir 3 miles from town and Johnson Lake only 7 miles from Elwood.