Presence Life Connections

The right choice for after hospital rehabilitation.

Presence Villa Franciscan Exterior

The team at Presence Villa Franciscan understands that after a planned hip or knee surgery, unexpected illness or injury, you or a family member may need additional personal therapy outside the hospital. The experts at the newly renovate Presence Villa Franciscan designed a special short-stay rehabilitation program to help you, or your loved one, reach your recovery goals. Plus, our building is ideally located in the heart of Joliet on the campus of Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. 

Joint replacement recovery program

Our compassionate, understanding team developed a special joint replacement recovery program that allows each patient and their dedicated team to create personalized treatment plans for each person, based on the patient's goals.  We begin by listening. Then, together, we create a personal plan to recovery that may include therapy, nursing care or more if needed. And, we've added on all the extras, including private rooms, attentive staff and so much more.  Our entire team is here to support you, encourage you and help you. Tour today.

We want you to enjoy life while you’re here recovering. You’ll benefit from personalized therapy in our new therapy gym, relax in your private room and welcome guests in a private family room. Plus, you’ll enjoy three delicious meals a day, cooked from scratch, as well as nutritious snacks.  Maybe you’ll even enjoy a scoop or two in our ice cream parlor. As part of faith-based, mission-drive organization, we also offer a full schedule of religious services in our beautiful chapel, to make sure your spiritual needs are met as well. In addition to short-stay rehabilitation, Presence Villa Franciscan also offers memory care and skilled nursing care, as well as respite care.

When can short-stay rehabilitation help?

  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Joint replacement recovery program
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Neurological and stroke care and recovery
  • Post-acute hospital stay

Specialized care:

  • 24-hour caring and attentive staff
  • Specially trained physiatrists, nurses and aides
  • Personalized therapy program
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Sci-Fit and Nu-Step machines for upper and lower extremity strengthening and endurance
  • Staged kitchen, bedroom and bathroom to help you get ready to return home
  • Expansive rehabilitation gym and specialty equipment
  • Electrical stimulation and ultrasound for pain management
  • Parallel dip machine
  • High-level balance re-education
  • Vital Stim therapy for swallowing difficulties
  • Bedside swallowing evaluations
  • Modified swallow studies
  • Help with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Home evaluations to make sure your home is safe upon your return
  • Medication assistance and oversight


  • Private and semiprivate rooms
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry services
  • Personal in-room telephone
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Spa with whirlpool
  • Daily newspaper delivery upon request
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable
  • Free WiFi and computer use
  • Relaxing living spaces
  • Inviting outdoor patios
  • Full schedule of religious services held in our beautiful on-site chapel
  • Beauty salon and barber shop

Get in touch.

We look forward to meeting you. Call 877.330.1665 to learn more, or schedule a tour online.

Presence Life Connections adheres to the Federal government’s Open Admission and Nondiscrimination Policy.

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Come experience carefree senior living and personalized care. We have many excellent locations to pick from. We’re happy to help you find the perfect fit. Call us today at 877.330.1665 or complete the form below to schedule your tour.
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