Tag Archives: Rehabilitation

Providence breaks ground in St. John

ST. JOHN, Ind. (October 2014) – Providence Life Services broke ground Thursday, Oct. 16, on its newest development, Park Place of St. John, celebrating the next step toward building its first community in Indiana. Cloudy skies and a little mud did nothing to dampen the excitement surrounding the groundbreaking for the full-spectrum senior living community. Park Place of St. John will feature innovative services and offer retirement living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care on the campus at The Gates of St. John. “By God’s providence, we come to the Gates of St. John,” said Providence Life Services CEO Richard Schutt at the groundbreaking ceremony. “Today marks the beginning of many years of service to the St. John community.” Sixty apartments will make up the first phase of retirement living on the new campus, which is expected to open for residents in the spring of 2016. One- and two-bedroom apartments will be available in five different floor plans, with options for one or two bathrooms, a patio, balcony and enclosed garages. Laundry facilities will be included in each unit. Community space in the building will be plentiful, and Park Place of St. John will also be connected with the surrounding […]

Three Providence Locations Earn Gold

TINLEY PARK, ILL. (March 2014) — Providence Life Services offers skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services in three Illinois locations. This year, all three of those locations have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation, as well as a special certification in post-acute care. “We are honored to be recognized like this,” says Cheryl Widdowson, Chief Administrative Officer of Providence Life Services. “Not only is it encouraging for us to receive an endorsement of the quality work we are doing, but it’s also helpful for people who need our services to see that we are endorsed by the most respected standards-setting body in healthcare.” Providence of Downers Grove, Providence of Palos Heights, and Park Place Health & Wellness Center (Elmhurst) all underwent rigorous on-site surveys to obtain The Joint Commission’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation. The survey included evaluations for compliance with standards of care related to: Advanced rehabilitation services Health care quality Patient and resident safety Infection prevention and control Leadership Medication management “In achieving Joint Commission accreditation and certification, Providence has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients and residents — a level that goes beyond federal and state requirements,” says […]

How to Get the Most
out of your Rehab Program

1. Choose the best rehab in the best setting Getting the best therapy usually requires some research ahead of time. Make sure you consider not only the actual rehab services offered, but also the setting those services are offered in. If you are going to be staying somewhere for 30 days or longer, you want to enjoy the food, the social activities, the amenities, and the people. That’s what Robert found. He was recovering from surgery and needed therapy. His doctor recommended Providence. Robert was delighted with not only the therapy he received, but also the caring atmosphere and quality service. At times he would sit in the dining room and just observe the staff interacting with residents and patients. He was always impressed with their attentiveness. “People here,” he said in an interview, “they talk to you. They tell you things to help you.” 2. Do what they tell you Robert understood that quality therapy is an important part of the equation. (That’s why his doctor referred him to Providence.) But he also knew that success would depend on his own involvement too. “If you want to get well and go home,” said Robert, “you got to do what […]