Woodside Village Care Center showcases its new rehabilitation room
By Alberta Stojkovic -
Guests at Woodside Village “Screamin’ Summer Sizzle” open house were treated to a tour of their new rehabilitation room. The new room has a kitchenette along with traditional physical and occupational therapy equipment and was opened for use at the beginning of 2012. The new room is used in addition to the original therapy room in the north wing.
Retired RN, Sharon Blocksom very much appreciated the rehab therapy she received at Woodside in April. She had a two week stay after a total knee replacement. Sharon believes the new knee and the rehab should afford her the quality of life to enjoy her family, horses and retirement.
“The CPM machine is worth its weight in gold, commented Blocksom. “I did two hours of therapy three times a day! That’s six hours of exercise I never would have gotten otherwise. I would never be where I am without this therapy.”
Physical Therapy Assistant and Woodside Physical Therapy Program Manager, Mark Phillips, said the room has had a lot of use by Woodside residents over the past six months. Both short term and long term residents enjoy cooking and baking in the kitchenette. Woodside has several physical therapists who work with their programs through Encore Rehabilitation Services.
Phillips said that the new room with the kitchenette is especially useful as residents prepare to return home. They can use the stove, oven, and refrigerator as well as the washer and dryer to get used to doing the familiar tasks they’ll do at home.
Phillips described specialized programs at Woodside for residents with dementia. Those are in addition to their traditional programs in physical, occupational and speech therapy for orthopedic and cardio patients. Full time speech, occupational and physical therapists are all available to Woodside residents.
Director of Woodside Village, Ben Granger said there are presently 85 residents at the care center. Woodside welcomes both short term and long term residents in their care center and rehab center. In addition to their state of the art rehab equipment, Granger attributes much of the success of the care center to the stability and experience of the staff. He said that 25 members of the staff has been at Woodside for more than 10 years and several have been there 20 years and more.
“Everybody at Woodside was very attentive and caring, added Sharon Blocksom. “It’s not just a job for the staff; they really care.”
Granger invited everyone who wants to showcase a car or bike to come to their 2012 Car and Motorcycle Show on their grounds Sat. Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to register your vehicle, call 419–947-2015.