Lexington Health Network

Lexington Stories of Inspiration and Dedication

At Lexington Health Network,
our goal is to nurture the human spirit and inspire well-being, one person and one family at a time.

Overcoming COVID-19

Congratulations to Nancy and her therapy and clinical teams at Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation Center of Lake Zurich. Our health care heroes helped Nancy regain strength, mobility and independence after her recovery from COVID-19.
Overcoming COVID-19

“I am a survivor of COVID-19. I arrived at Lexington after a life-battling 45 days in the hospital. I was told that the gym was closed due to COVID and I had my doubts about all therapy being done in my room. I was very impressed that Lexington’s Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists were able to start my recovery very quickly. I was able to stand for 5 minutes in the first couple of days. The Speech Therapist helped me after I was on a ventilator for 21 days. My voice is slowly coming back. I came far quickly. I’m going home very confident knowing I can take care of myself and my parents.

Thank you, Lexington therapists, for all you did for me.”

We are very proud of Nancy, her rehabilitation team and the entire staff at Lexington of Lake Zurich who helped Nancy through her challenging health event. Included in our new methods for helping patients are conference care and caregiver training through video chat so families can participate in their loved one’s rehab care.

Congratulations to one of our health care heroes

Our Lexington health care heroes continue to inspire us. We are so proud of Jeffrey, Activity Aide at Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation of Schaumburg, who recently received his Activity Certification!
Congratulations to one of our health care heroes

“I’ve always had a close relationship with my grandparents and working in senior living allows me to provide comfort and warmth.” Jeffrey, Activity Aide, Lexington of Schaumburg

“I enjoy working at Lexington because of the connection between different departments. I have always felt valued and respected at Lexington.”

Thank you, Jeffrey, and all of our Lexington team members, for your compassion and commitment to our patients and residents.

Inspired by Family

Meet April, a nurse who has been with Lexington of Elmhurst for 21 years.
Inspired by Family

“I chose this career because my aunt would talk about how much she enjoyed taking care of patients and how rewarding it was. And I chose Lexington because it feels like home. I enjoy working with the patients and my co-workers.”

Thank you, April, and all of our Lexington Health Network team members! You are so appreciated!

Serving the Community

One of our Lexington Health Network Directors of Business Development, Bjorn, has always strived to make a difference in the lives of those around him.
Serving the Community

When our DBDs weren’t spending time in our buildings, Bjorn served our community’s seniors by volunteering at the Center of Concern – and he continues to do so weekly. He helps pack and distribute meals to seniors in the Schaumburg area, allowing them to stay safely in their homes.

Success and Compassion

"Every day feels like a family getting together..." - Alexis, Lexington of La Grange
Success and Compassion

As we thank and spotlight our health care heroes during National Nurses Week – and always – Alexis, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Lexington of La Grange for 5 years, shares her story.

“I wanted to be a first generation example of young success and compassion in my family and the health care field. I like working here at Lexington because everyday feels like a family getting together for the holidays.”

Thank you, Alexis, and all of our front line warriors! We appreciate all that you do and all that you are!

Caring Extends to Co-workers

Caring for our patients and each other!
Caring Extends to Co-workers

Lexington of Bloomingdale RN, Arvie, made these headbands so her teammates can loop the elastic around the button – reducing abrasion behind the ears. We are so appreciative of our dedicated, thoughtful team members!

Helping Seniors in Need

Helping Seniors in Need

Lexington of Chicago Ridge team members Christina, Director of Business Development and Rosio, Director of Admissions, volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to ensure that Chicagoland seniors were getting essential supplies!

Thank you, Christina and Rosio - and all of our Lexington team members - for your commitment to our patients, residents and community!

Twenty-Seven Years at Lexington

Our dedicated Lexington Health Network team members inspire us daily.
Twenty-Seven Years at Lexington

Meet Imelda – pictured here present day and in a throwback graduation photo – who has been with Lexington of Schaumburg for 27 years.

“I really love my job as a nurse working with the patients, residents and their family members. And at Lexington, my co-workers feel like family.”

Thank you, Imelda, and all of our compassionate, caring team members, for being part of the Lexington Health Network family!

Comfort and Care at the Heart of Hospice

The Lexington Hospice team focuses not only on the comfort for our patients in their final moments, but also on helping them to live fully and fulfill their goals and wishes during the time that they are with us.
Comfort and Care at the Heart of Hospice

Even when difficult events happen, we come together to offer the support that our patients need. When our team was informed that a patient’s twin brother had just died, Chaplain Tim Friesema enlisted the help of Rebecca, Bereavement Coordinator, to support him. The patient wanted to attend his brother’s funeral, but was unable due to Covid restrictions.  Tim and Rebecca brainstormed with the team to create a way for our patient to “be there” without actually leaving his Lexington facility.  They coordinated with a family friend and were able to set up a Zoom session at the brother’s funeral.

On the day of the service, Rebecca headed to the church with her laptop. Tim took the patient’s favorite comfort snacks to him and coordinated with the Activity Director at the home. She sat with the patient and a tablet while Rebecca set up her laptop at the church. With this technology, the patient was able to talk with family friends at the viewing, some he had not seen in many years.  Rebecca carried the laptop around the sanctuary, where the patient had been an altar boy for ten years in his youth, but where he had not been in a very long time.  During the funeral, the priest was able to speak directly to the patient to bring him comfort.

Tim, who has been a Lexington Hospice Chaplain since it first opened on 2005, and Rebecca, a Lexington Bereavement Coordinator for the past three months, are grateful for the teamwork of the Lexington facility to make this event possible. Tim and Rebecca are great examples of how our hospice team exemplifies the INSPIRE mission of our network to go above and beyond meeting the goals of our patients and families.