DMH Family Lodge
Who Can Stay
The lodge provides convenient guest housing for immediate family members of DMH inpatients. The 3,500 square-foot, two-story facility has seven private bedrooms each with its own bathroom and private phone line. Complete with handicapped-accessible main floor, one of the lodge’s guest bedrooms has a wheelchair accessible bathroom and shower. The DMH Family Lodge also features a common kitchen area, dining room, family room and laundry area.
Food preparation and cooking is permitted in the kitchen for all guests.
For your protection, the DMH Family Lodge is equipped with an electronic security system and surveillance cameras. A DMH security escort can be provided to and from the hospital by calling the hospital operator at 217-876-8121 and asking for a security escort.
Check out time is noon.
To check room availability, talk with your hospital case manager, or call Security at 217-876-2020. Rooms are available on the first come, first serve basis. The rooms are limited to two adults and one child per room. A 3rd adult can be added to each room by requesting a rollaway bed. Portable cribs are available upon request. A nominal overnight fee will be charged.
Rooms are cleaned after check out. For extended stays, you may request your room to be cleaned and receive fresh linens by calling ext. 2020. Toiletry items are available upon request.
The DMH Family Lodge has been made possible through the contributions of many people and organizations who wish to extend their hospitality to you. If you would like to make a contribution to the Lodge, call the Decatur Memorial Foundation, 217-876-2105.
DMH Family Lodge History
From 1979 to 1988, the DMH Family Lodge served as a convent for some of the Ursuline Sisters ministering at St. Teresa High School and the former St. Thomas School. The home was privately owned from 1988 until 1998, when Decatur Memorial Hospital purchased it and began renovating it for a family guest house.