Gail Larson has extensive experience choosing skilled nursing care for her loved ones, as she’d had to find care for both her mother and mother-in-law. So when it came time to help her husband Dean find the best rehab after a double knee replacement, she remembered Park Place.
“I’d seen some ads when it first opened, and I’d heard good things,” Gail says, “and Dean’s surgeon highly recommended it.”
Gail and Dean toured several facilities, some much closer to home, but when they saw Park Place, they knew it was the right fit.
“The staff is incredibly friendly,” Dean says. “This is a breath of fresh air.”
Dean, who serves as Vice-Chairman on the governing board of Shriner’s Hospital in Chicago, knows his way around health care, and feels Park Place should be at the top of the list. “You’ve got a winning combo,” he says. “I love the staff, and the nursing is second to none.”
Gail agrees. “His surgeon told us that the nursing care here is superior. And they offer therapy 6 times a week—most places don’t offer therapy on weekends.”
Dean is growing stronger, but appreciates all the help he is getting during the recovery. “It doesn’t matter when I call for help. Even the middle of the night. The staff is always happy to help and joking with me, and they never act like I’m a bother.”
Dean’s surgeon recommended Park Place for rehab. “It’s a breath of fresh air,” Dean says.
And Gail feels comfortable leaving Dean’s care in Park Place staff’s capable hands. “I’m here every day, but I also work part-time as a C.P.A. I feel good knowing that they care about Dean’s needs, whether I’m here or not.”
Dean, who has Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and teaches college classes online, says that Park Place was happy to accommodate his teaching needs and rolled in an extra table for his computer.
And they appreciate the little touches to make everyone feel at home. “We had our family Christmas party here,” Gail says. “They offered to let us use a room, and we had a great time.”
It helps that the cozy atmosphere at Park Place is so inviting. “Everyone who comes to visit raves about how nice it is here,” Dean says. “We’re satisfied customers.”
Park Place is part of the Providence Life Services family. For more information about skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation at Park Place of St. John, click here, or go to www.ParkPlaceStJohn.com.