Opened in 1957 by our founders, Claire and Stan Haverkampf, the Marklund Children’s Home in Bloomingdale is a licensed Skilled Nursing Facility for pediatrics serving 21 residents in a home-like, comfortable environment.
The home is operated 24-hours a day by caring, professional staff members (ratio is 1:5 staff to client). Marklund has a Medical Director who oversees all of the medical care and doctors' orders for the residents at Marklund Children’s Home.Additionally, one Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) is on-staff for resident case management.
The client rooms are situated in a pod-like environment that surrounds the nursing unit. Each bedroom at Marklund is outfitted with a TV/DVD player for the three to four residents to enjoy; each resident has a his or her own dresser and place for personal items. This facility also features a Snoezelen Therapy Room, developmental therapy room, as well as an outdoor park specially equipped for the clients' special needs. Clients take part in a number of therapeutic activities and outings on a regular basis.
The Children’s Home is a cozy, loving, professional environment where our clients thrive.
We are proud to have several staff members at the Children’s Home who have more than 25 years of service and dedication to Marklund, as well as dozens of volunteers who support our staff and clients.