Admissions Process & Application

Sunny Hill Nursing Home Admissions Application

The Sunriser
Version: October 2021

The Sunriser October 2021

  • "You are all very special people. My life has been made easier because of your dedication and caring.....An event that was one of the most traumatic experiences in my life has turned into a blessing."

    - Diane BrettResident Family Member
  • "If I have a question about Mother's care, it is addressed very quickly."

    Janet WilkinsonResident Family Member
  • "It is so nice to know that there are plenty of activities; that residents aren’t just sitting."

    Mary Diane KnoxResident Family Member
  • "Mom was so well taken care of by nurses aides and nurses on all three shifts. It really means a lot to families. They are angels."

    -Shirley DeCampiResident Family Member
  • "(Sunny Hill) is the best run home in the area. Very clean and very friendly."

    - Donald KnowlesResident Family Member
  • "Because of their concern for the comfort and well being of Mother, our family is proud to have the staff of Sunnyhill Nursing Home a part of the Drdak family."

    -Paul DrdakFormer Will County Board Member
  • (Sunny Hill) employees are friendly, cheerful and concerned".

    - Charles UrsittiResident Family Member
  • "I feel Mother is taken care of and I feel at peace."

    -Rita RossbergResident Family Member

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Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County

Sunny Hill Sign infront of buildingLocation: 421 Doris Ave. Joliet, IL 60433  Main Number: 815.727.8710  Fax: 815.727.8637  TDD: 815.727.8809

Sunny Hill Nursing Home is a 157 bed, skilled care facility, owned and operated by the government of Will County. Originating in 1955, operations began in the group of buildings directly south of the current facility. Growth and development have elevated Sunny Hill's leadership position in the field of long term care.


Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care possible to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of each resident. Sunny Hill is proud to have joined the journey that is changing the way resident care is provided in nursing homes across America. Known by various names throughout health care as "Culture Change", "Pioneer Movement" and "Resident Centered Care", it is the nontraditional approach to long-term care that empowers residents to make their own choices in an environment that is more homelike, life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful. 


Our goals are to return the center of facility control to our residents, enhance our front-line staff's capacity to be responsive to residents' needs, establishing a home, and enhancing community involvement. Benefits? Happier and more satisfied residents!

Renovations to our facility are steadily moving forward.  The Will County Board and Public Building Commission of Will County are committed to a complete building renovation to be realized within the next three to five years.

The staff and volunteers of Sunny Hill Nursing Home are dedicated to providing the services so that each resident can maintain their comfort and individuality. Read on for more information or call for a personal tour at (815) 727-8710.

Resident-Centered Care

At Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Residents live happier, fuller lives because they’re able to make more choices and decisions about their lifestyle. Resident-centered care focuses on individuals, listening to, and answering their needs in a way that helps them build self-esteem and maintain dignity. As Sunny Hill implements this new approach to elder care we strive to respond to each Resident's spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

Resident Care Services

Families and residents are invited to attend a 'Care Conference' shortly after admission and at least quarterly thereafter. At the 'Care Conference', a team of Sunny Hill's health care professionals, from the Nursing, Dietary, Social Services, Activities, and Rehab departments meet with you to review past lifestyle problems, needs and goals, and how we can work together to accomplish them.