Thank you for considering Exceptional Care & Training Center. Residents are referred by such sources as PAS agents, hospital discharge planners, physicians, community service boards and families of current residents. Families can also refer themselves for a loved one's care.

Our Admissions Committee conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the applicant's medical history, physical and psycho-social factors. Considerations weighed by our Admissions Committee include:
  • Age
  • Ambulatory Status
  • Level of Functioning
  • Medical Condition
  • Behavior Concerns
  • Discharge Potential
  • Urgency of Need for Placement
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
  1. Be dependent in four or more of the following areas:
    1. Motor Development
    2. Dressing Skills
    3. Grooming Skills
    4. Toileting Skills
    5. Eating Skills
    6. Language Development
    7. Productive Capacity
  2. Be able to benefit from skilled nursing care and a rehabilitation program. Require continuous skilled nursing care and medical supervision for complicated conditions, chronic long term or recurring medical conditions, such as:
    1. Uncontrolled Seizure Activity
    2. Gastronomy
    3. Tracheotomy
    4. Immune Compromised
    5. Respiratory Issues
  3. Complete authorized forms to obtain additional required information.

An admission is considered weighing all characteristics to determine the need for placement.

If you are considering placing a loved one at Exceptional Care & Training Center, we encourage you to begin the application process. Click on the link below to download the application form. You may mail the application to our address at 2601 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, IL 61081 or bring it with you on your tour.

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For More Information
For more information about our admission criteria, individual rights, privacy practices, or to schedule a tour, please contact ECTC at (815) 626-5820 ext 305 or complete the information request form.