Oasis Supports Second Harvest Food Bank

Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing proudly shares that 155 pounds of non-perishable food items have been donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank! Over the past several months, Oasis Center has welcomed community members to their monthly breakfast bingo, allowing individuals to donate items to the annual food drive here at Oasis Center.

Thank you to all who have joined us for the community bingos and supported this incredible program. You are #TheCareRiteDifference!

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Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (July 2017)

Patients Age: 63
Admission Date:  6/14/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus
Discharge Date: Current Patient
Discharged To: TBD
Length of Stay: TBD
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation Services for Cerebrovascular Disease
How did this patient hear about Oasis? It is close to his home. In the past, he also volunteered as a singer for the community alongside a singing group. He chose Oasis Center upon being discharged from the hospital due to his familiarity with the community.

Details of Experience:

Mr. Carter is a 63-year-old male, who was admitted to Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on June 14, 2017 due to a diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Disease from St Elizabeth Hospital, Main Campus. Mr. Leonard Carter fell ill on May 14, 2017 when he went into the hospital for left-sided weakness. He also has a history of COPD, Gout, Hypertension and TB. While at the hospital, a recommendation was made by the hospital therapy department for inpatient rehabilitation services in a skilled nursing facility. He chose Oasis as it was close to his home, and in the past, he had volunteered as an entertained for the residents alongside a singing group. While in the hospital, Mr. Carter experienced multiple falls, making it unsafe for him to return home where he lived alone in an apartment on the 5th floor. Prior to any hospital stay by Leonard, he was independent and did not need clinical devices for support. The initial evaluation performed at the hospital revealed that he was a max assist for bed mobility, numerous falls and impaired sensation to both the left upper extremities and left lower extremities; he was only able to ambulate two feet with parallel bars. Leonard continued to make progress while in the hospital until his discharge to Oasis on June 14, 2017.

Leonard Carter became a short term patient here at Oasis on June 14th after being admitted to the hospital for a CVA. Unfortunately, his stroke left him with significant weakness and neglect to his left side, requiring short term skilled rehabilitation to restore his independence to his highest functional level.
Initially, Mr. Carter required assistance with all functional tasks. Due to his left side deficits, he quickly had to teach himself how to dress, bathe and transfer using predominantly his right side; and he did! He progressed so well that he is now able to utilize adaptive equipment for his dressing and bathing and can transfer and ambulate using a quad cane, all without assistance!

Mr Carter has shown high levels of determination and courage throughout his rehabilitative process. The therapy department is extremely proud of his hard work and progress he has made. At this time, Mr. Carter plans to discharge home with his family and we wish him nothing but the best!

Resident Testimonial

“On a Thursday, I was working at a group home and everything was fine, come Friday morning, I began to have some left side weakness while I was cooking pancakes at work. I knew something was wrong so I went to the hospital. At the hospital they checked me out and they ended up sending me home. The next morning I got up and fell and was not able to get myself up. I layed on the floor in my house for three days until my brother came and found me and took me to the hospital. By that time, I had felt that I had a stroke. I could not move or feel anything on my left side. I went to therapy at the hospital then the time came when they asked me where I might want to go for rehab. I remember about five years ago I came here to sing with a group for the residents, so I picked to come here. Since I have been here, therapy helped me move my legs, arms and fingers on my left side. I am walking with a quad cane now. I go to therapy everyday and work until it hurts. I still have a ways to go. I sure would recommend this place to anyone needing any type of therapy. They have all been great!”

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Dr. Thomas Joseph of Youngstown Orthopedics Visits Community

Lunch & Learn:

The Oasis Center community was thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas Joseph, orthopedic Medical Director of Youngstown Orthopedics, to the Tippecanoe Country Club. Dr. Joseph presided over 70 attendees in an incredibly educational presentation on orthopedic health, surgical knee replacements and the recovery process.

Thank you to the community members who joined us for this special program!

 

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2017 “Art For Life” Winners Announced!

Oasis Center is pleased to announce this year’s “Art For Life” winners:

First Place: Mary D. “Palm Tree”

Second Place: Patty H. “Snowman”

Third Place: Anny P. “Glass Art” 

Residents at Oasis channeled their inner-Van Gogh and Michelangelo to create beautiful masterpieces for this year’s program! Throughout the month of July, Oasis Center celebrated “Art For Life”, a platform designed for residents, staff and families to express and share their creative talents. Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s celebration! #RecreationRocks

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Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (June 2017)

Patients Age: 59
Admission Date:  5/1/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus
Discharge Date: TBD
Discharged To: TBD
Length of Stay:
Reason for Stay:
How did this patient hear about Oasis? Patient’s proximity to her home and past family as Oasis Center patients.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Margaret Peluchette is a 59-year-old female who experienced a fall in her home while walking. She shared that she does not remember how and what happened on the day prior to her fall. She was transferred to St. Elizabeth Health Center on April 29, 2017 for evaluation, for where she was later admitted. Her admitting diagnosis was a contusion of her right knee. Margaret also has a history of chronic back pain, bradycardia, hypertension, hypothyroidism, COPD, osteoarthritis and OSA.

While at St. Elizabeth Hospital, she continued to complain of knee discomfort even after multiple
pain management injections. She also experienced shortness of breath while in the hospital. Per the physician’s recommendation after evaluating her history, surgery was not an option at that time.

Margaret received both physical and occupational therapy at the hospital. Upon evaluation by the physical therapist at St Elizabeth on May 1st, Ms Peluchette was toe touch weight bearing due to the right knee contusion post fall. She was also a max assist for transfers with two people assisting. Margaret was also not able to negotiate stairs at that time. Prior to entering the hospital, Margaret was independent, only utilizing a wheeled walker for ambulation. Occupational therapy evaluated her as well on May 1st, discovering her to be dependent on lower body dressing and max assist for both bathing and toileting. It was determined and recommended by the therapy department at the hospital that she would need continued rehabilitation services in a skilled nursing setting. On May 1, 2017, Margaret was transferee to Oasis Center!

Margaret is currently a resident at our community and is receiving short term rehabilitation. Margaret arrived to us on May 1, 2017 following a fall with extensive right knee and lower back pain. At that time she had great difficulty transferring and standing due to her pain and was limited in how far she could ambulate. She has received daily physical and occupational therapy and is now able to transfer and ambulate without assistance. Margaret continues to receive therapy services at this time for pain management with hopes of increased health and wellbeing for the very near future.

Margaret is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is friendly, kind and works hard every single day. Our therapists are so glad to have met you Margaret!

“My name is Margaret P. I have three children and two grandchildren. The reason I am here is because I fell and damaged my right side, especially the leg – causing a deep muscle contusion. I was in the hospital first, and then was sent here for rehab. When i arrived I was unable to walk. I could not do much on my right side. The very next morning they had me up and teams of therapists came to my room to assess my ability, and told me that they would be able to help me. We started to work out where they gave me certain exercises to do for each part of the body that was hurting: legs, arms, and even the toes. After being here for about six weeks, I have improved! I am able to stand and walk with a walker by the encouragement of everyone – the staff, the nurses, the aides and the therapists. This is a great place to recover in. Thank you for being God’s helping hands!” – Margaret P

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Oasis Travels Back to the ’80’s!

…Because We Love The ’80’s! 

Oasis staff and residents were excited to take a trip back in time to the 1980’s! The day was filled with festive attire, ’80’s nostalgic games, music, and of course, an end of the day blowout – ’80’s style!

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Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (May 2017)

Patients Age: 61
Admission Date:  1/13/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus
Discharge Date: 5/19/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 125 Days
Reason for Stay: Recovery from fall
How did this patient hear about Oasis? The Social Work Department at the St. Elizabeth

Details of Experience:

Lloyd Kennedy is a 61-year-old male who was admitted to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with right shoulder pain s/p slip and fall from standing height in the bathroom. He lives independently in the Youngstown area in a one floor apartment.. Prior to admitting to the hospital, he used a can for neuropathy in his feet. He also had difficulty controlling his blood glucose due to his diabetes. Lloyd admitted to the hospital on 1/6/17 after his fall, shortly deciding to admit to Oasis Center once he was told that he would need additional therapy and skilled care. He admitted to our community on 1/13/17 with an admitting diagnosis of a fractured right shoulder and lower extremity surgery.

Lloyd Kennedy was a short-term resident here at Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. He admitted to our community on 1/13/17 following a complicated hospitalization for a right toe amputation and right humerus fracture following a fall at home. Initially, Lloyd was limited by the inability to bear weight through his right upper extremity and only partial weight bearing permitted to his right lower extremity, making ambulation for Mr. Kennedy quite difficult.

During his stay, Mr. Kennedy faced a great obstacle where he was unable to bear weight through his left leg due to the development of a blister, and because of his already limited weight-bearing precautions to his right side, he was forced to remain in his bed to allow optimal time for healing. Despite this minor setback, Mr. Kennedy kept good spirits and within a short period of time, he returned to participating in out of bed activities.

Mr. Kennedy progressed well throughout the rest of his stay. He was able to bear weight through his right upper extremity as he was independent with walking with a forward wheeled walker. On 5/18/17, Mr. Kennedy was discharged home with his family. Mr. Kennedy was a pleasure to work with. His positive attitude and good spirits are greatly missed.

Mr. Kennedy was discharged home with services being provided by Patriot Home Health for therapy and nursing. Also a forward wheeled walker was ordered for him to use at home.

TESTIMONIAL
“I would like to thank the staff at Oasis for making my stay here a pleasant one. I appreciate the care that I received while at Oasis. I feel that the overall care that I received was satisfactory and met my expectations.”
– Lloyd K

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Oasis Center Hosts “Nursing Home Week Oscars!”

The Oasis Center community was thrilled to host an oscars ceremony on the last day of National Nursing  Home Week! The week, observing the best of the 1940’s – the 1970’s, closed with an “Oasis Oscars” ceremony highlighting staff and residents for their individual and unique talents.

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1960’s Day at Oasis

The Oasis community traveled back in time in celebration of the center’s #IMatter campaign during National Nursing Home Week. The team created hand crafted tie-dye t-shirts for the community photo booth and entertainment programs.

Thursday, May 18th, served as Employee Appreciation Day, a day of recognition devoted to all professionals within the Oasis community!