Oakview Nursing and Rehab Joins The Registry

June 23, 2015
Suzette Molina, The Eden Alternative

Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Calvert City, KY joined the Eden Alternative Registry on June 9, 2015.

Tucked away in the quiet community of Calvert City, they are home to 56 Elders, some of which come in for a short time to receive rehabilitation services.  Many visitors often comment as they walk in the door that it “feels” very different here. What they are experiencing is Elders, care partner employees and family members creating home by spending quality time together and enjoying life.

Mornings begin with a buzz as Elders gather in the dining room for some hot coffee and conversation while they wait for breakfast to be served. Later in the day some of the ladies will head to the game room for some fun times playing cards together while others will head outside to tend to the garden or visit with friends and family.  When it comes time for physical therapy many Elders enjoy the therapy dogs that are there to help and bring a smile to everyone around them.

Speaking of smiles, between Gabby the pet rabbit, working on arts and crafts and all of the spontaneous activities that occur each day there is never a shortage of those around here. The onsite Chaplain takes pride in making himself available to anyone that has a spiritual need or just needs a friend to talk too. Summertime’s are filled with cookouts, day trips, Elder vacations and lots of children that come to visit or participate in the summer camp that held here each year.

One Elder said she loved it here so much for rehabilitation that when it came time for her to need a higher level of care she knew exactly where she wanted to live.  She says “it feels like family here.”  The folks at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation invite you to stop by and experience the amazing place that they call home. For more information on Oakview’s journey contact Sarah Stewart.

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