About Us

AT LITTLE ANGELS, we love, care and support, just like family....

In 1958, Pat Wasmond, a registered nurse and mother, was working in a local doctor's office. This doctor had a child who was severely handicapped, requiring 24 hour care. His family had difficulty managing this challenging situation. Pat offered her assistance and the child came to live with Pat, Bob and their children. Word spread in the Elgin area of this exceptional family and the wonderful care this child was receiving. Soon calls poured into the Wasmond home from other families seeking help. It became evident to Pat there was a vital call for this type of care in the Elgin area. She and her husband decided they needed to create a home for children with profound disabilities. Little Angels was founded. It all began with one family taking a child into their home.

And now, over 50 years later, Little Angels has grown into a 57 bed skilled care nursing facility. It remains owned and operated by the Wasmond family. In the 1970s, Pat and Bob's daughter Shelley became involved in the facility on a full-time basis and took over as Executive Director in 1979. Shelley, an RN, worked at Little Angels most of her life in one capacity or another, as did her ten brothers and sisters. This background gave her a unique perspective on all aspects of delivering quality care. Under Shelley's guidance, Little Angels strives to deliver the finest services possible-from administrative duties to resident care to housekeeping and laundry.

In 1963, the parents and families of Little Angels banded together and formed the Little Angels Parents Association for Retarded Citizens, a 501 (c)(3) organization. Recently this organization underwent a name change and is now the Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care. The Board of Directors of the Little Angels CEC is comprised primarily of parents and guardians. Membership is open to all family members and legal guardians. The purpose of this group is to support one another and raise funds for necessary equipment and services for Little Angels residents that are not covered by Medicaid.  The Little Angels CEC also owns and operates the Cathy Freeman Center for Developmental Training which is adjacent to Little Angels.


Admission to Little Angels is open to infants, children and young adults with severe cognitive and physical disabilities. Our residents are non-ambulatory, non-verbal, require total care for all daily living skills and skilled nursing services round the clock. Acceptance is based on bed availability and the determination that Little Angels will best meet the applicant's needs.

For further Admission information, contact us or call Jone at 847-741-1609 x 109.

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