Castor Health Institute

About us

CASTOR HEALTH INSTITUTE LLC is part of the Castor group of companies (Castor Home Nursing and Castor Medical Supplies) serving in Northern Illinois. The school employs highly qualified instructors that excel in their own fields. Our mission is to prepare students so that they are ready to practice in their chosen careers after the completion of the training and exam. We offer job preparation, placement assistance, and free sessions to prepare for the state competency exam. Castor strives to have a family atmosphere to provide support and guidance needed from a qualified individual. We recognize the importance of constant quality evaluation to better serve the students.


Our mission is to deliver, enhance, and convey a state-of-the-art hands-on education to empower individuals with the skills, knowledge, practical training, and experience needed for a successful career in the growing and rewarding healthcare field.

The Mission and Goals of Castor Health Institute include:
Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to:

  • Outline basic physical, emotional, and psychosocial aspects of an elderly client.
  • Demonstrate caring, supportive, and safe care of clients.
  • Define the scope of practice of a nurse aide and how they are an essential part of the health care team.
  • Practice non-specialized tasks (basic nurse aide skills) related to the personal care and comfort of residents, including activities of daily living.
  • Demonstrate effective, professional communication with faculty, clients, and healthcare members.

Our objective is to maintain high standards by recognizing and attending to the various needs of students while providing optimum intellectual, emotional, social, and physical challenges and development. The institute seeks to install in its students the concept that education carries with it an obligation to self, family, and community, and encourages each student to become a compassionate and productive member of society.

The goals and objectives pertain directly to the following areas:
Introduction to the Health Care System.

  • Introduction to the Patient.
  • Working Environment.
  • Safety.
  • Lifting, Moving, and Transporting Patients.
  • The Patients' Unit.
  • Basic Anatomy.
  • Personal Care of the Patient.
  • Nutrition/Fluid Balance.
  • Observation and Recording of Vital Signs.
  • Supportive Care.
  • Fundamentals of rehabilitation
  • Patient Care Planning.
  • The Patient in Isolation.
  • Care of the terminally ill patient.
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Consumer Information

  • 40 Students who were admitted to the program as of the 7/1/2023-6/30/2024 reporting period.
  • 40 new starts to the Lifetime of Caring Training CNA Program during the 12-month reporting period of 2023.
  • 40 students enrolled in the program during the 12-month reporting period and 40 students completed the Lifetime of Caring Training CNA Program.
  • 40 students enrolled in the Lifetime of Caring Training CNA Program were placed in their field of study
  • 40 students enrolled in the Lifetime of Caring Training CNA Program took a state licensing exam and 40 passed the state exam during the 12-month reporting period of 2023.
  • 40 of the graduates obtained employment in the field.
  • The average salary for all school graduates is $12.50/hr.