Area woman says she’s going home confident after Small House rehab

Jackie McBee says that Small House rehab at Park Place Health & Wellness Center of St. John is the only place to go if you need post-acute rehabilitation after a surgery. “I want everybody who’s sick and needs this to come here,” Jackie says passionately. It is Jackie’s last day of rehab, and she’s going home after just 18 days. This recovery is ahead of schedule, thanks to a combination of her hard work and the rehab experts at Park Place. Jackie came to Park Place after a back surgery, and her last surgery experience was quite different. “I was in the hospital for 23 days, and then I did home rehab. They would say, ‘Here, do this. Okay, do it again in the evening and I’ll see you in two days.’ “But here, they watch you do it. They make sure you’re not in pain. They showed me the difference between discomfort and pain. I’m 69 years old, and someone finally taught me this stuff! They taught me with love and compassion and concern.” “I’m going home confident,” says Jackie McBee after completing Small House rehab at Park Place. They also showed her how to properly use her cane. […]

Retirement Looming Ahead: Residents at Park Place Make Hats to Encourage

Retirement living at Park Place of St. John looks about how you’d imagine in the friendly community. Residents spend lots of time with grandkids and great-grandkids, relaxing in the spacious common areas or in their elegant apartments, and taking part in activities designed just for them. But while retirement brings joy and relaxation, many residents also use some of their spare time to give back to the community that they’ve spent a lifetime building into. The Looming Club is one example. On Monday afternoons, a group of Park Place of St. John residents break out their looms and skeins of yarn to knit hats for Phil’s Friends, a non-profit organization that supports people going through cancer. While retirement brings joy and relaxation, many residents also use some of their spare time to give back to the community that they’ve spent a lifetime building into. Phil’s Friends has been around for almost 10 years, with thousands of volunteers supporting those struggling with cancer by providing kindness. Park Place residents support Phil’s Friends by supplying handmade hats. “I did it with my church before I lived here,” Aleda Dekker says as she expertly works her fingers around the pegs of her loom. […]

U.S. News & World Report Names Providence Communities Best Rehab

All Providence skilled nursing care communities received the highest performing ratings of Best Nursing Home with a Short-Term Stay from U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Overall Ratings. Park Place Health & Wellness Center of St. John and Victorian Village Health & Wellness Center also received the highest performing ratings of Best Nursing Home Overall for their Small House style of care. U.S. News and World Report measured 552 nursing homes in Indiana, and Park Place Health & Wellness Center of St. John was one of only 16 communities to receive the highest performing ratings in both categories. They were named in the top 3% of nursing homes in the state. U.S. News and World Report measured 733 nursing homes in Illinois, and Victorian Village Health & Wellness Center was one of only 44 communities to receive the highest performing ratings in both categories. They were named in the top 6% of nursing homes in Illinois. All Providence communities named Best Nursing Home with a Short-Term Stay. The Small House style of care offers unique care in an environment that looks and feels like home, with specially-trained staff to assist our residents, whether they are here for short-term post-acute rehabilitation stays […]

Facebook and PayPal to help Giving Tuesday impact even more

Each year on Giving Tuesday, nonprofit organizations rally their supporters for a day of maximum impact. Following the retail events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity for people around the world to support what matters most to them and share that support with their social media networks. We’ve set a big goal: #Help100Tuesday: Raise $25,000 in a single day, enough to pay for 100 days of care for our residents. We can’t achieve it without you. Facebook and PayPal are working together to match all non-profit Facebook donations, beginning Giving Tuesday at 7 a.m. Facebook and PayPal are working together to match all non-profit Facebook donations, beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 27th, until they have donated $7 million dollars. That’s why we are encouraging our supporters to use Facebook on Giving Tuesday to make the most of those dollars. Beginning at 7 a.m., go to our Providence Life Services Facebook page (or any of the communities’ Facebook pages), and click the “Donate” button to allow us to take advantage of the matching dollars before they run out. Donations up to $250,000 per nonprofit and $20,000 per donor are eligible to be matched. And, […]

The Providence Registry: Healthcare Service On Demand

Working when you want, where you want, seems like a fairy tale. But with the new employment opportunities offered through the Providence Registry, many people are choosing to do exactly that. The Providence Registry is ideal for healthcare workers who may not want to work full-time, but are interested in working in Providence communities or with Providence home health services.  After passing our screening process, employees are added to the registry and called when shifts are available. It benefits the employee, and because it is less expensive than an employment agency, it also saves money for the communities. Using an outside agency can be two to three times more expensive. The Providence Registry offers flexible employment opportunities to qualified staff in our communities. The Providence Registry offers flexible employment opportunities to qualified staff in our communities. The flexible employment hours allow staff a chance to see if they feel that a certain community is a good fit. In addition, the flexible hours allow people to work at Providence, even if they can’t commit to working a full-time schedule. Workers on the registry are offered shifts and can choose which ones they’d like to fill. Some people are able to cover enough […]