In 1992, thanks to the support of a loyal friend of United Church Homes and local philanthropist, Ruth F. Parker, United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, opened its doors with residential living accommodations for seniors. Three years later, Parkvue’s skilled nursing facility opened.
Today, Parkvue Community serves nearly 170 residents in independent living, assisted living and long-term care, and provides therapy and rehabilitation services to individuals in the Sandusky area through our Fast Track Rehab Center.
A few months ago, Ruth Parker made another generous donation to United Church Homes in order to fund the expansion of the therapy department facilities at Parkvue’s skilled nursing facility. As someone who has personally experienced the therapy services at Parkvue, she saw firsthand the need to expand the facility for the benefit of patients being served, and for staff who were working in tight spaces.
This latest expansion, scheduled to be finished by June 2014, will more than double the number of short-term rehab patients who can be served at one time, and will include consolidating physical therapy and occupational therapy into one area. In addition, the project will add new kitchen and laundry space to help individuals in recovery re-learn how to do activities of daily living as they prepare to return home.
The speech therapy area will see improvements designed to make these services more private and dignified, while the ambiance of the therapy department will be improved with additional natural lighting, and the installation of a door leading to the courtyard, facilitating outdoor therapy as the weather permits.
This therapy expansion at Parkvue Community will help serve the Sandusky area residents well with skilled, compassionate care from therapy professionals and state-of-the-art therapy equipment to serve individuals in this ever-increasing market.
“Mrs. Parker has a keen sense of urgency to see Parkvue at the forefront of senior living services in Sandusky. We are so grateful for her ongoing commitment to develop Parkvue in this way,” said the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes.