Home Sweet Home

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is a 156-bed, long-term intermediate and skilled 5-star, state of the art, nursing care facility owned and operated by the County of Will, with a long and proud history. Growth and development have elevated us to our current role of prestigious leadership in the field of long-term care. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of resident-centered care possible to satisfy the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of each resident. Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County provides these services, based the choices of each individual resident, so that each resident can maintain their dignity, comfort, and individuality.

Joliet, Illinois
156 Beds
Skilled Care Facility
About Us

Resident-Centered Care RIGHT IN JOLIET

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. Sunny Hill Nursing Home has integrated person-centered care approaches by implementing consistent care assignments, medications at the bedside, get up when you wake up, and always placing the resident as the driver of their care.

Nursing Care Services

Nurses are available 24 hours a day to provide care and service when you need it. The longevity of our highly trained professional team of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants, overseen by a dedicated medical director fosters continuity of care and more positive outcomes. Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County nursing team aids with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, and eating. All aspects of care delivery are assessed including medication administration and pain management. Once admitted to Sunny Hill Nursing Home a team of dedicated professionals will develop an individualized plan for providing quality care promoting independence and enhancing overall quality of life.

Services available:

  • Infusion therapy
  • Skin care
  • Hospice services
  • Dentist
  • Diagnostics
  • Audiologist
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Laboratory services
  • Skilled therapies

Our Mission

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.


Your New Home


Or more activities each month

Newly Renovated Facility

Our Goals

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!

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.

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  • Approximately 250 Square Feet
  • TV mounted on the wall – Cable provided
  • Standard Hospital Bed
  • Free Standing Closet
  • Call Light System


  • Daily Meal Selection
  • Full Course Breakfast
  • Fruits and Snacks between meals
  • Large Built in Fish Tank
  • Piano in Main Dining Room

Life Engagement

  • Bingo
  • Live Music
  • Pet Therapy
  • Sweet Treats Shoppe
  • Birthday Parties
Food & Drink

In-House Dining & More

Sunny Hill’s mission is to provide residents with the freedom to make individual choices, which is the cornerstone of resident-centered care.

We are pleased to offer resident choices with daily meal selection and dining areas, as appropriate. The day starts out with a full course breakfast including eggs, hot/cold cereals, fruit, breakfast meats, yogurt, cottage cheese and toast with a variety of juices, coffee, or tea. Two entrees are offered at lunch and dinner. Salads and fruit are offered at lunch and dinner. We also offer a daily Resident Special. Staff offers residents fruit and snack items between meals.

Our independent residents may choose to have their meals in the main dining room or on their avenues. Each avenue has its own dining room and kitchenette. Food is brought from the main kitchen to the avenue kitchenette and is served promptly. This way the hot food stays hot, and the cold food stays cold.

We would be happy to provide families with a copy of our five-week menu cycle, to help assist your loved ones with menu selection.

Residents and families are invited to attend the Monthly Resident Food Council Meeting to offer suggestions on how the meal services may be improved. At this meeting, the residents choose a special meal they would like. The selected meal is served the third Wednesday of the following month.

Questions or comments are always welcome.

At Sunny Hill, we are dedicated to providing quality care and service to our resident family by adopting a person centered care approach to enhance and enrich the quality of life of each individual resident, every day, with our dedicated team.
Maggie McDowell, LNHA, RN

Administrator, Sunny Hill Nursing Home

Sunny Hill


Free WiFi
Beauty/Barber Shop
Bedroom Comforts
Ice Cream Parlor
Washers & Dryers
Computer Station
Coffee Shop
Drink Station
Laundry Service
Daily Activities
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A Job That Makes A Difference

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is a not-for-profit health care center that provides skilled, intermediate, rehabilitation, and Medicare services to its residents. Our mission is to provide services so that each resident can maintain comfort, dignity, and individuality. Therefore, our greatest asset is our staff.

Sunny Hill Nursing Home has many departments including Nursing, Social Services, Rehabilitation, Life Engagement, Office/Administration, Finance, Food & Nutrition Services, Housekeeping and Laundry, and Maintenance. Exciting employment opportunities are available to join our team and make a difference!

Interested persons should submit an application online or fax to (815) 727-8637. Please direct questions to the Human Resource Department at (815) 727-8710 ext. 8714.

Sunny Hill Nursing Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment Opportunities

If you have a passion for care-giving for the elderly and disabled, are willing to participate in a team environment, and are committed to stretch yourself to achieve excellence in all that you do, then SHNH has employment opportunities for you that include:

  • Professional atmosphere of Person-Centered Care
  • Multi-shift operation to accommodate varied work styles
  • Outstanding County Benefit Package
  • Clean and friendly work environment
Benefits Package

Eligible employees enjoy the following comprehensive benefits at minimal to no cost:

  • 14 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • 10 Paid Vacation Days Per Year
  • 12 Paid Sick Days Per Year
  • 3 Paid Personal Days Per Year
  • Medical and Prescription Insurance (HMO or PPO)
  • Dental Insurance (PPO)
  • Vision Care Program
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension Plan
  • Disability Coverage
  • Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Uniform Vouchers

Will County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


It is the policy of Will County to promote equal employment opportunities through positive, continuing procedures. This means that the County will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. The County has taken, and will continue to take, positive steps to ensure that all employment practices are free of such discrimination. Pursuant to this policy the County seeks to:

1.       Recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability or veteran status.

2.       Base employment decisions as a means of realizing the principles of equal employment.

3.       Ensure that all personnel actions, including but not limited to, hiring, promotion, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, selection, layoff, discipline, termination, employee benefits, rates of pay, training, and social recreation programs are administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability or veteran status.

4.       Ensure that only valid requirements are applied in promotion decisions in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

The County Board and County Executive are committed to promoting the goal of providing equal employment opportunities. Each county employee is expected to cooperate in achieving this goal. The County Board has authorized the County Executive to designate an equal employment opportunity coordinator who shall provide support to all departments, elected officials and employees in this effort.
Employee Complaint Procedures:

Filing of a Complaint

Any individual who believes that there has been a violation of the provisions of the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy may file a complaint with the EEO Coordinator.

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive
Resource Used:
County of Will Equal Employment Opportunity Policy – Amended July 8, 2003


In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§12101, et seq., Will County (County) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the County's services, programs, or activities. No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services,programs or activities of the County. Nor shall any qualified individual with a disability be discriminated against because of the disability of such individual in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. The County will not ask a job applicant about the existence, nature, or severity of a disability. Applicants may be asked about their ability to perform specific job functions. Medical examinations or inquiries may be made, but only after a conditional offer of employment is made and only if required of all applicants for the position.

The County will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability upon request unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the County's business. To the extent its selection criteria for employment decisions have the effect of disqualifying an individual because of disability; those criteria will be job-related and consistent with business necessity. The County will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters and assistive listening devices, whenever necessary to ensure effective communication with members of the public who have hearing, sight, or speech impairments, unless to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or an undue administrative or financial burden.

A person who requires an accommodation or an auxiliary aid or service to participate in a County program, service, or activity, should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator, at (815) 740-4634 as far in advance as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. The County will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.


In Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in employment practices and policies or the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by Will County.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request. The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

ADA Coordinator
Ph: 815.740.4634
County of Will
Will County Office Building
302 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of Will County and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision of the ADA coordinator within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Chief Elected Official or his or her designee.

If the complainant appeals, the Chief Elected Official or his or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Chief Elected Official or his or her designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator, appeals to the Chief Elected Official or his or her designee, and responses from the ADA coordinator and Chief Elected Official or his or her designee will be kept by Will County for at least three years.

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Service Complaints

To download a copy of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Service Complaints, please click here.


Will County has an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan. In order to receive a copy, contact the Will County Human Resources Department, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet IL 60432 or call (815) 774-7489 or to download a copy of the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, please click here.

Open Positions

Activity Aide

Assists in the planning, organizing and development of medically approved recreation program for residents of Sunny Hill Nursing Home. Responsible for teaching classes, leading groups, planning of daily activities and assuring resident safety.

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Social Worker

Assist in the planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of the overall operation of the Social Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Director of Social Services and/or Administration.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Part Time

Under the direct supervision of Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care within the scope of licensure for assigned residents according to established nursing standards and SHNH policies and procedures while assuring resident safety.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Full & Part Time - all shifts

The Certified Nurse Assistant provides resident centered care to residents while assuring resident safety as established in Sunny Hill Nursing home policy and procedures, current standards of care, and practice and applicable state/federal regulations under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.

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RN Charge Nurse - Part Time - PM Shift

Assumes direct responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of facility residents under his/her care. Supervises the nursing personnel including LPNs, nursing assistants and health service aides. Complies with nursing standards, federal/state nursing regulations and the policies and procedures of SHNH. Responsibilities include defining, planning, organizing, directing, managing, implementing, evaluating nursing care provided to SHNH residents.

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Dietary Aide - Part Time

Under general supervision, serves meals to residents and performs sanitation duties in work areas. Responsibilities include preparing and serving food, cleaning equipment utilized in the kitchen/dining areas, and cleaning the food service area while assuring resident safety. Work is performed under the supervision of a Kitchen Manager, Kitchen Supervisors, and Cook.

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Testimonials From

Resident Family Members

“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 Brett

Resident Family Member

“It is so nice to know that there are plenty of activities; that residents aren’t just sitting.”

Mary Diane Knox

Resident 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 DeCampi

Resident Family Member

“Because of their concern for the comfort and well being of Mother, our family is proud to have the staff of Sunny Hill Nursing Home a part of the Drdak family.”

Paul Drdak

Former Will County Board Member

We Have A Room Waiting For YOU!

At Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Residents live happier, fuller lives because they’re able to make more choices and decisions about their lifestyle.

421 Doris Ave.
Joliet, IL 60433

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