Fast Track Rehab Renovations Promote Recovery and Renewal

When Deb from Oxford Township needed to recover after surgery, Parkvue was her logical choice. With new private suites, engaged healing experts and a completely revamped look, the Fast Track Rehab units at Parkvue in Sandusky, Ohio, and Chapel Hill in Canal Fulton, Ohio, now resemble luxury retreats more than recovery centers.

The renovations at Parkvue and Chapel Hill nearly double the available space to treat patients recovering from illness or injury. From the moment they arrive, guests experience a restful environment designed to promote recovery and renewal.

For patients who require short-term rehabilitation after an illness, injury or surgery, the Fast Track Rehab program offers a highly focused approach to reducing pain, building strength and flexibility, and helping patients resume their lives as soon as possible. Older adults are more active than ever before. The objective of Fast Track Rehab reflects the mission of United Church Homes: to nurture the whole person physically, emotionally and spiritually.

You spoke. We listened.

Spacious private suites envelop patients in comfort and luxury. Open and inviting common areas include updated floor treatments, furniture and décor, and offer plenty of space to maneuver during recovery. Each elegantly appointed dining room features a full-time chef, as well as restaurant-style dining with choice of entrées. Therapy rooms include state-of-the art equipment, and therapeutic professionals employ the latest treatment techniques ranging from traditional exercise to ultrasound and massage. With an average length of stay ranging from 20-25 days, these special touches help to make the entire recovery process more enjoyable.

Designed to resemble a private spa retreat, the spa room at Parkvue takes treatment to the next level. Amenities include a whirlpool tub with retractable sides for safety, massage therapy, Reiki master, towel warmers and other luxurious details to support recovery and wellness.

“The renovations really address the needs and wants voiced by the Sandusky community. We are fulfilling our residents’ wishes for the privacy, comfort, choice and convenience they need to recuperate. We also discovered that patients really appreciate the spiritual care provided within our community,” said Brittany Dorsey, Parkvue community liaison/marketing director.

“The large suites offer more opportunities for visitation and privacy, which our residents find vital to their recovery. Each suite includes a refrigerator, flat-screen TV and large picture windows. Many rooms overlook our picturesque pond and rolling hills, which provides a restorative view during recuperation,” said Toni Montgomery, Chapel Hill director of sales and marketing.

Working together to get you home faster

The physical surroundings are only one piece of the equation. Engaged healing experts develop a plan of care based on the IDEAL (Independence Determined by Environment and Active Living) clinical model developed by Heritage Healthcare, which focuses more on the functional aspects of safety, independence, quality of life and burden of care, as well as a successful return-to-home program. The treatment team incorporates physicians; neuro-muscular rehabilitation specialists; physical, occupational and speech therapists and assistants; as well as certified rehab, pain management and wound care nurses.

These professionals assess each patient’s level of self-reliance, as well as their specific safety risks, upon admission. Patients are reevaluated upon discharge to ensure a successful return home. The Steps to Home program helps patients plan their return home from day one, keeping them in control of the process and encouraging wellness in a well-organized, easy-to-implement way.

“I couldn’t just go home, because I needed to get up the steps. The rehab care that I received was very high quality. The therapists got me on my feet again,” said Deb, a former Parkvue Fast Track Rehab patient.

Healing from the inside out

Spiritual care helps to build confidence, strength and peace of mind, as well as restore physical health, mobility and functional abilities. The spiritual aspect is the triumvirate of care unique to United Church Homes. It is through this holistic, person-centered approach that United Church Homes celebrates the spirit of life by offering on-site chaplains and pastoral care programs at every community. While other facilities may only treat symptoms, our treatment of the whole person–mind, body and spirit–truly sets us apart.