Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County

"The Leader in Resident Centered Care and Active Living"
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SH Staff dancing
SH Veteran's Day celebration
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Sunny Hill's Contact Information

Location: 421 Doris Ave. Joliet, IL 60433
Main Number: 815.727.8710
Fax: 815.727.8637
TTD: 815.727.8809

  • "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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Tribute to Larry Walsh on behalf of Sunny Hill residents, families and staff:

Will County Executive Larry Walsh

“Go rest high on that mountain, son, your work on earth is done” and so the words of Vince Gill singer, songwriter rings true.

Lawrence “Larry” Walsh Jr., a longtime state senator who has served as Will County executive for 16 years, died at his Elwood home on Wednesday night, June 3rd, from complications of prostate cancer.

On behalf of residents, families and staff at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County we mourn the passing of another dear friend and avid supporter of the many recent and not so recent endeavors undertaken at Sunny Hill to enhance the lives of residents.

Throughout the many years of renovation Larry was instrumental and supportive in assisting the evolution of what is now a state of the art nursing facility offering five-star quality care to residents and families of Will County.

Based on our philosophy and mission of Person Centered Care he again supported the adjustment and reduction of beds to allow for private rooms for residents to enjoy personalized space and somewhere to call “home”

Larry was but a phone call away when it came to volunteering at the Sweet Shoppe where he happily donned his apron and served ice cream and treats to the residents. He made himself available to speak and celebrate with the residents on Veterans Day or Flag Day or indeed any day or occasion he became aware of he would readily and willingly carve out the time to be present.

We acknowledge his “people passion” and career of unwavering service to the community and the monumental support he displayed towards the residents of Sunny Hill. We are forever grateful to a one of a kind iconic figure.

Our deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to Irene, Larry’s wife of fifty years and all his family during this sad time of loss. Another angel gets his wings. Rest in Peace Larry!


Maggie McDowell,


Will County Covid-19 response

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 has 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.