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Physical Therapy improves quality of life for many—but there is a need for new equipment!


Milestone’s mission is to help each Individual reach their fullest potential and live as full a life as possible. The Interdisciplinary team includes both physical and occupational therapists. A PT/OT program is designed for each Individual to meet their needs. Many times rehabilitation therapy is needed after an extended hospital stay, and can keep a person ambulatory. Chris’ family gained firsthand knowledge about the difference a strong PT/OT department can make after she returned to Milestone after an extended hospital stay. Before she had to go to the hospital Chris was able to walk, but after a month of being mostly bedridden she returned to Milestone non-ambulatory. With guidance, work, time and care from the PT/OT team, she was able to regain the ability to walk with the same level of assistance as before she entered the hospital.

There is currently a need for Standers, along with gravity, the standers help stimulate bone growth & helps maintain bone strength. The straightening & stretching of the leg muscles & tendons also help an Individual maintain lower extremity mobility allowing for better personal care and aiding in the potential for ambulation. The change in perspective (going from sitting to standing) stimulates brain activity, visual motor & proprioceptual skills.


Our current Standers are over 20 years old and we need additional ones.


PT Stander
PT Stander
PT Stander



Please call the Resource Development Department at (815) 639-2965 if you would like information about making a donation for this program.


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Milestone Wishlist

Games for Wii consoles

Newspaper subscriptions

PEOPLE magazines (new or used)

Family friendly DVD's

Art Supplies

iPads for the individuals to use


Movie passes

Local sporting event tickets

Restaurant gift certificates





How You Can Help

Support and donations from area corporations and individuals make many of the programs at MILESTONE, INC. possible. MILESTONE, INC. is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Please contact the Resource Development office about ways you can help make a difference through a financial or in-kind donation, by remembering MILESTONE, INC. in your will or estate plan, or by making a contribution to the MILESTONE FOUNDATION.



E-Mail Resource Development


Call 815-639-2965








"I always get support, attention and answers"

I am grateful for the guidance and care given to David for many years. David and his twin brother, Dennis, lived first at Milestone's Kishwaukee apartments. There have been many transitions for David over the years and each decision has been made thoughtfully, respectfully and carefully in his best interest. Whenever I need support or have questions or concerns, I always get support, attention and answers.


David is a part of the Elmwood Heights family and I cannot say enough about the care he receives there. My interactions with staff have always been professional and friendly.



Pam Herriott


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Mission Statement

Everyone has the right to be treated with respect, to participate in community life, to develop and exercise personal competence, to have family and friends, and to make decisions in their lives.




Milestone, Inc.

Corporate Office

4060 McFarland Road

Rockford, Illinois 61111