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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Levels of Care - Subacute Care

Patient walking with a walkerOn November 1, 2005, the DuPage Care Center (DPCC) and Symbria combined forces to meet the rehabilitative needs of our community. Through this partnership, Alliance is providing onsite clinical services in  rehabilitation for DPCC's subacute and long-term care units. Together, we are here to work with you and your family to have a positive experience during your short-term stay with us and to help make the transition to rehabilitative care as smooth as possible. Our purpose is to help you and your family regain the lifestyle your illness or injury has changed. To meet this goal, a team of dedicated and experienced professionals are here to help you.

Symbria at DuPage Care Center integrates Symbria's specialized rehab skills with the considerable talents and abilities of DPCC’s medical, nursing and care management staff. Through this joint effort, Symbria and DPCC collaborate on programs and services that provide a new and improved level of care that enables us to provide unparalleled subacute medical and rehabilitation services, including 24-hour nursing and physiatrist-directed care within a comfortable, supervised environment.

Your Care Team

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Your care team is led by an experienced team of physicians. Your medical needs will be directed by our internal Medicare specialist and your rehabilitation needs will be managed by physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. John Pace is the Medical Director at DuPage Care Center.


Our specially trained team of nurses will work with you in planning your care and meeting your goals from the time you arrive until you leave. Your nurses will ensure that ongoing education and coordination of services are provided to help you meet your rehabilitation or medical goals.

Rehabilitative Program Manager

The Symbria Program Manager is responsible for coordinating all of the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services on the Subacute unit.

Case Manager

Your case manager will assist you in understanding the level of care available for your condition. Your case manager will work with you and your family during your entire stay at DPCC, scheduling conferences and coordinating services and/or equipment that you will need after you leave.

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Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

Your physical therapists will use specialized techniques and equipment to strengthen your muscles, increase your endurance, maintain and/or increase your range of motion and teach you mobility skills such as walking with or without assistive devices.  Your occupational therapists will help you maximize your independence by working with you on your activities for daily living (ADLs), including dressing, bathing, eating and homemaking skills. Your speech-language pathologists will evaluate and help you to improve your comprehension and thinking/memory skills, production of speech and language, swallowing safety and may provide hearing screening.

Patient Case Conference Staffing

A patient care conference, commonly called a staffing, will be scheduled after you arrive. Your physician will review the team’s findings and goals and an individualized treatment plan will be developed with you and your family. At that time, a tentative date for leaving will also be set. Meetings will continue to be held on a regular basis throughout your stay.

Family Education and Training

A family education-training day is coordinated by your case manager prior to or in conjunction with your patient care conference. The purpose is to provide your family or other caregivers with the opportunity to learn your care needs, meet with your therapists to discuss treatment goals and progress and practice hands-on techniques if necessary. More family education training visits may be scheduled throughout your stay.

Preparing to Leave

As soon as you arrive, your care team will gather information about your functional abilities and determine the goals and skills you need to function independently at home or in another setting. You and your team will focus on achieving these goals during your stay. Your therapists and nurses will make recommendations for equipment and home care to ensure you return to a safe environment. Your case manager will talk with you about any adaptive equipment or home health care services, which you may need and the resources that are available in the community.

Residency Requirements

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Admission to our subacute program is on a short term basis. DPCC does provide separate long-term care that can be applied for. PLEASE NOTE: Being admitted to the subacute unit does not guarantee permanent placement at DuPage Convalescent Center. If you have any questions regarding our residency requirements please contact our admissions office at 630-784-4315.

You Want the Best

The partnership between DuPage Care Center and Alliance Rehab, Inc. was created to provide the best and most cost-effective subacute rehabilitation and medical care possible. To find out more about our program or to schedule a tour, please call 630.784.4315 today.   Alternately, you can email us at

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Janelle Chadwick



DuPage Care Center
400 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187