Offering IN-PERSON visits for your LOVED ONE!

While we are hearing about Seniors being confined to their rooms, eating in solitude, and playing games in the hallways, AVONLEA is KEEPING our FAMILIES close. Your LOVED ONE is still getting hugs, love, touch, and laughter.  We CARE about the emotional needs of our Residents and Families.

For the FALL and WINTER we are able to use one of our inside rooms for visits. Visitors will have their temp taken, and must be free of symptoms of illness, and still should maintain a six foot distance. We are so glad to have our visits almost back to normal!!!

How are the Residents enjoying the weather?  We enjoyed our front porch and saw families walking in the neighborhood, children bike-riding, and vehicles drive by our home. We also have 2 or 3 squirrels, 3 chipmunks, and many types of birds who enjoy the feeders. Recently  we kicked around the ball a few times, took cat-naps, and breathed the fresh air. It was great to be OUTSIDE together!.

We are decorating for FALL!  Fun activities included painting pumpkins and planting mums.

Receive medical updates from our Director of Nursing.  Alma Wood continues to lead the team of RNs and CNAs with dedication and attention to detail. In the almost-six years Alma has been the Executive Director/Director of Nursing, AVONLEA Cottage has been violation-free from the Ill Dept of Public Health (IDPH) with annual surveys. We appreciate all our Staff who work hard to care for our resident’s physical & emotional needs.

Alma is happy to answer health & well-being inquiries from the POA.  Reach Alma at 815-288-6044 — or for health updates, medication or supply questions, or other communication for your loved one’s care.

Phone Call your loved one for up to 15 minutes– call the office at 815-288-6044.

Schedule a Porch or Window or INSIDE visit — call Alma at 815-288-6044.

Schedule a Facetime call – call/text AvaLynda at 815-440-7998.

Would you give us a REVIEW of your experience with us? We are joining “A Place For Mom” and “” to give interested families a great first look at AVONLEA. A good review from a current Resident’s family is 51% of their decision!! Your good word helps us to grow. Give AvaLynda a call or text. We’ll only use your first name and last initial, and we’d be ETERNALLY grateful!

BIRTHDAYs get Attention!  With a song, presents, and cake, our Staff celebrated the September birthday of one of our Residents!  You are welcome to bring a purchased cake to share with your loved one. Whatever we can do to make your celebration day special…let us know. 🙂

Starting in December, We ask that all deposits/rent checks be made automatically through your bank. Please have your BANK send AvaLynda a Direct Deposit form to

We appreciate each of you,  AvaLynda and Steve           815-440-7998

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