Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (December 2017)

Patient Agee: 61
Admission Date: 10/10/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth Boardman, Ohio Campus
Discharge Date: 12/16/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 100 days
Reason for Stay: Falls, Acute Renal Failure, End Stage Renal Disease, Bi-lateral heel ulcers
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? The Social Worker at the hospital gave her a list of Rehab places and Brenda chose Beeghly

Ms. Brenda Stewart, who wanted to be called “Jeannie”, arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on October 10, 2017 from an inpatient hospitalization stay at St. Elizabeth Boardman Campus, Youngstown, Ohio. Jeannie arrived at Beeghly Oaks due to a medical decline with generalized weakness requiring therapeutic intervention. Prior to being admitted to the hospital, Jeannie lived an independent lifestyle in her home environment.

Jeannie was warmly greeted by multiple professionals of Team Beeghly whom anticipated her arrival. Within the first 24 hours, she was greeted by clinicians, therapists, physicians, the administrative staff and many other valued members of the team to welcome her and answer any questions she may have had. Her therapists, Kevin and Debbie began her therapy program at bedside to evaluate her current state of health and mobility in conjunction with her most recent therapy/clinical notes from St. Elizabeth Hospital. Jeannie was non-weight bearing due to bilateral lower extremities due to heel wounds. After weeks of therapy emphasizing on core strength and lower extremity strength to improve transfers, Jeannie began progressing towards ambulation and dynamic balance activities with no physical assist needed.

Suzanne Valenti, RN, ADON said Jeannie is a true Beeghly success story. When Brenda arrived at our community, she was unable to tolerate even the slightest amount of movement and was totally dependent on staff for all of her care needs. She was a bariatric dialysis dependent resident that had severe anxiety with every motion.

As the weeks went on, she became more comfortable and trusting of our nursing staff and her anxiety level slowly dissipated. Jeannie overcame many physical barriers, but through her hard work in therapy, dialysis treatments, and nursing support, she was able to shed over 160 pounds. This enabled her to assist with her own care and participate in activities of daily living. She progressed to the point that she was able to be discharged home with the support of her family and home health services. Ms. Brenda Stewart’s transformation was nothing short of remarkable. We here at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing were thrilled with her success and wish her continuing progress at home. Bless you and thank you for choosing Beeghly!

“Jeannie was such a pleasure to work with!!! She attended cooking and baking classes as well as getting manicures while here. Jeannie was an absolute joy to be around, we will miss you!”
– Traci McCoy, Recreation Director

“It was truly exciting to see how Jeannie blossomed and I really enjoyed visiting and talking with her. Jeannie was so grateful to Rose, Dynetta, Kevin & Dean from Therapy for their encouragement and push that they gave her daily. She told me thanks to her STNA’s Michelle, JoAnn, and Phyllis for your care and compassion. The nurses were all wonderful, helpful, and too many to name. Jeannie said the food was good and she will give Beeghly Oaks a 10; keep doing Team Beeghly what you are doing! To you Ms. Jeannie, you keep on doing what you are doing and may all of your wishes come true!”
– Carol Zeigler, Concierge

On December 16, 2017 Jeannie discharged, and her ambulation increased to 70 plus feet with a wheeled walker and performing safe transfers and was ready to return home with her family. Kami and the social services team at Beeghly also arranged for Jeannie to receive continued clinical support though Ohio Living Home Health Services as she transitioned back home.

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Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (November 2017)

Patient Agee: 82
Admission Date: 10/2/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth Main Campus
Discharge Date: 11/9/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 38 Days
Reason for Stay: Stroke
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Mr. Thorpe was a previous patient

Mr. James Thorpe arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on October 2, 2017 from an inpatient hospitalization at St. Elizabeth Main Campus in Youngstown, OH. Mr. Thorpe, who liked to be called “James” had a stroke and subsequent right sided hemiparesis.

Due to the stroke, James was told that he would need extensive inpatient rehabilitation due to the weakness in his right side that affected his standing balance and safety of standing and walking to perform his normal daily activities. James knew that he wanted to go to Beeghly Oaks because of the great care he had when he was a patient previously. James was warmly greeted by multiple professionals of Team Beeghly who anticipated his arrival. Within the first 24 hours, he was greeted once again by clinicians, therapists, physicians, administrative staff and many other valued members of the team to welcome him back and answer any questions that he or his family may have had. His physical therapist, Dean, and occupational therapist, Dynette, began his therapy program at bedside to evaluate his current state of health and mobility in conjunction with his most recent therapy/clinical notes from St. Elizabeth Hospital.

They practiced skills in performing his ADLs (activities of daily living), which included bathing, transfers, dressing, etc. James is an Air Force Veteran and it was such a pleasure to have him here for our Veterans Day pinning and social! He is such a proud man and it was an honor for all of us to share Veteran’s Day with Jim and all of the Veterans. Thank you, James. for your service to our nation and for bringing us so much joy!

Beeghly was pleased to have this kind and gentle man back and doubly pleased to see him meet his goals after receiving Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies for five weeks to improve his strength, balance, and concentration. James was elated to return home independently walking up to 200 feet with a front wheeled walker. The concierge, along with all team members, truly enjoyed James and had such an enjoyable and well-respected experience with him and his family.

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Holiday Celebration!

The Beeghly Oaks and Oasis Center communities were honored to host over 200 healthcare professionals for this year’s Holiday Celebration! The event took place in the elegant ballroom of the community Lake Club. Several physicians, specialists, home health organizations, clinical representatives and partners celebrated the holiday season alongside the Beeghly Oaks and Oasis teams. Happy Holidays from our homes to yours!

Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (October 2017)

Patient Agee: 46
Admission Date: 2/10/17
Admitted From: Vibra Specialty Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/24/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 267 days
Reason for Stay: Osteomyelitis with Left partial amputation
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Social Worker at Vibra Specialty Hospital

Miss. Roth arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on February 10, 2017 from an inpatient hospitalization at Vibra Specialty Hospital in Boardman, Ohio. Miss Roth arrived at Beeghly in February, 2017 with a diagnosis of painful osteomyelitis in many joints, which required foot surgery for a bone biopsy and removal of surrounding non-viable tissue. Melissa’s clinical picture was further complicated by obstacles presented by other diagnosis, which delayed her healing process and indicated a non-weight bearing status on her foot for an extended period of time.

Melissa was warmly greeted by multiple professionals of Team Beeghly whom anticipated her arrival. Within the first 24 hours, she was greeted by clinicians, therapists, physicians, administrative staff and many other valued members of the team to welcome her and answer any questions that she or her family may have had. Her physical therapist, Dean, and occupational therapist began her therapy program at bedside to evaluate her current state of health and mobility in conjunction with her most recent therapy/clinical notes from Vibra.

Melissa remained positive during her prolonged stay at Beeghly taking part in Activities and independent outdoor excursions. We attribute great credit to Melissa as she commonly represented great tenacity, leading her to triumph as she completed her home assessment accompanied by our Rehab Staff. She was thus nearing her return home and the beginning of a new chapter of personal wellness!
Melissa shared her three most prized positive happenings while at Beeghly:

  1. Her Diabetes is now under control
  2. She became independent
  3. Because of Therapy, she is ready to meet the world!!!

Melissa shared that she also enjoyed the painting classes, bingo, and crafts in Recreation! She showed great love for the Concierge program as Carol was always available to speak with her and assist her. It was important to have plan of care meetings with the staff; they were very thorough.
Melissa will be missed but we wish her much success; she is such a kind and sweet person and loves life. Bless you and much happiness for your healthy future!

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Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (September 2017)

Patient Agee: 85
Admission Date: 8/25/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth, Main Campus; Youngstown, OH
Discharge Date: 9/29/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 35 Days
Reason for Stay: Compression Fracture with Kyphosis (T 11, T 12, L 3)
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Her sister, Judy, referred Josephine as Judy’s husband was a former patient and was very pleased with the provision of care. Her niece, Denise, also shared that her mother, Florence, is a long-term resident at Beeghly and loves the care provided.

Mrs. Josephine Ingram arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing on August 25, 2017 from an inpatient hospitalization at St. Elizabeth’s Main Campus in Youngstown, OH. Mrs. Ingram’s compression fractures were primarily caused by​ a decline with functional transfers, activity tolerance, poor balance standing, and ambulation distance.

After being admitted to St. Elizabeth Hospital, Josephine’s physician discussed the opportunity to seek further rehabilitation services at a local skilled nursing facility. Josephine was very anxious and feared it would be a difficult experience. Josephine shared with the team at Beeghly Oaks that she was very upset, “I will just go and make the best of it because my sons are insisting on it.” Josephine’s brother-in-law, Bob, was present upon arrival, accompanied by her niece’s mother, Florence, and Dr. Taneja, Medical Director of Beeghly Oaks. Interestingly, Dr. Taneja also serves as Josephine’s primary care physician physician! Beeghly Oaks came highly recommended by all.

On August 25, 2017, Josephine arrived at Beeghly Oaks and was greeted by a team of professionals alongside her loving sister, Judy. Within the first 24 hours, she was greeted by clinicians, therapists, physicians, administrative staff and many other valued members of the Beeghly Team to welcome her and answer any questions that she or her family may have had. Josephine’s physical therapist, Ashley, and occupational therapist, Rose, began her therapy program at bedside to evaluate her current state of health and mobility in conjunction with her most recent therapy/clinical notes from St. Elizabeth Hospital. She presented in a great deal of pain and discomfort.

During Josephine’s stay at Beeghly, she participated in therapy for four weeks and achieved substantial gains. Josephine was able to perform all functional transfers and bed mobility without assistance; she could walk up to 200 feet without rest, perform standing activities without support and minimize amount of rest breaks due to increased endurance! Josephine also learned pain management techniques for optimal comfort. Josephine shared that the therapy gym was her favorite place to be.

Josephine has always been an active person. She worked for Drs. Weiss and Sutherland as well as for her son’s law office for 25 years. After fracturing her back, she retired in May of 2017. As a person, she is known to be consistently cheerful and positive. Josephine has five sons and five grandsons; she is so proud of her family and all of their successes.

Josephine’s passion is to make incredible cards from herbs and flowers. While at Beeghly Oaks, she shared that she used to sell them. Josephine also has a novel, “Aging Gracefully”. Within her book she notes that “you need to find something you love to do and share it”, she said. “I no longer sell my cards, I give them to those who touch my life.”

Josephine was asked for three positive moments that took place while under the care of the Beeghly team:

1. I was excited to ride a bike again, it had been years!
2. There are wonderful people in therapy and they all get along so well and help each other.
3. I love the people who deliver our meal trays; they are helpful and sweet
4. The administration staff are all fabulous.
5. The food tastes like it’s homemade, it is good!
6. I love the library in the “view”, I love to read. I read many books while I was here.
7. The Activities were great and enjoyable
8. Another favorite was to walk outside around the garden and enjoy the beautiful grounds
9. I would absolutely give Beeghly Oaks a 10 and will recommend all my family and friends to come here if they need your wonderful services.
10. Last but not least, I love all who work here.

“I needed to be here. Now, I am stronger and can return to my beautiful home!”

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Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (August 2017)

Patient Name: Glenn Tohm
Admission Date: 6/15/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth, Boardman Campus
Discharge Date: 6/29/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Reason for Stay: Epididymo-orchitis 2 with abscess
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Glenn’s wife, Virginia, recognized the Beeghly Oaks brand and its proximity to home, family, and friends!

Details of Experience:

Mr. Tohm arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on June 15, 2017 from St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman Campus in Boardman, OH. He was greeted by his therapists, Dean and Rose, nurses and nurse aides, and multiple department managers upon arrival. Glenn shared that he was following his wife, Virginia, who was a also a rehabilitation patient at Beeghly Oaks post-surgery. Glenn’s sense of duty was to be at his best upon his wife’s return home. The motivation through his wife drove him to regain and build enhanced lower extremity strength and dynamic standing balance.

Increasing the strength and stamina in his lower extremities enabled him to ambulate public distances indoors and out safely with a standard cane while also performing functional tasks. Upon the completion of his rehabilitation journey in just 14 days, Glenn returned home independently before his wife in preparation for her jubilant arrival home!

Bless Glenn – he was always ready to chat and so interested in everything. Glenn loves life and his sweet, lovely wife. Thank you Glenn for choosing Beeghly, it was a true pleasure to meet such a wonderful gentleman!

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Beeghly Oaks Welcomes The Fatima Centennial Tour

Beeghly Oaks was privileged to welcome and host a special Mass featuring the Our Lady of Fatima statue. As a site during the Fatima Centennial Tour, Beeghly Oaks invited the community to join residents, staff and families during this incredible day of observance.

Msgr. Michael Cartiglio Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Casilica served as the honorary keynote.

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Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (July 2017)

Patients Age:
Admission Date: 5/24/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth, Main Campus
Discharge Date: 7/1/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 38 Days
Reason for Stay: Endocarditis (inflammation of heart valve), CABG x1 (Coronary artery bypass grafting) and pacemaker insertion.
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Virginia recognized the Beeghly name and it was close to home, family, & friends.

Details of Experience:

Mrs. Tohm arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on May 24, 2017 from St. Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus in Youngstown, OH to regain her strength and endurance after having a pacemaker inserted as well as a coronary bypass.

After a successful procedure, Mrs. Tohm was told that she would need inpatient rehabilitation for strengthening exercises, endurance, balance training, and safety awareness during self-care tasks.

Mrs. Tohm chose Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing since she recognized the Beeghly name and it was close to her home, while also conveniently located near her family and friends.

Within the first two days of Mrs. Tohm’s admission, she was greeted by multiple department managers, nursing, and of course, therapy arrived to evaluate her. The rehabilitation journey was set to begin with both physical and occupational therapy. Mrs. Tohm’s discipline with regular performance of her lower extremity program not only improved her initial balance deficits she had upon arrival, but it provided a method to maintain her strength and balance upon returning home with her husband. She was feeling more confident walking public distances without assisted devices. Virginia also had restrictions from her cardiac procedure, which allowed her very limited left arm movement and sternum precautions. She was thus extremely limited with her ability to perform normal dressing and grooming self-care. Virginia was a good sport about learning new techniques to overcome her temporary obstacles that required max assistance to dress while standing to perform all grooming tasks with just supervision. Virginia’s ability improved to minimum assist to even putting on her own ted hose!

To our surprise, her husband Glenn was admitted with an infection and IV Therapy on 6/15/17; the two were absolutely precious. Glenn was able to discharge after two weeks and just two days prior to Virginia!

In just 38 days, Virginia was able to return home with her husband to support each other and return to normal life. Virginia shared she would be working in the garden or coloring; two hobbies she enjoys.

Bless Virginia – she always had a smile for anyone who would go into her room, and when you would leave, you were a better person. She is and was a friendly and sweet woman. Thank you, Virginia!

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Dr. Thomas Joseph Of Youngstown Orthopedics Visits Community

Lunch & Learn:

The Beeghly Oaks community was thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas Joseph, orthopedic Medical Director of Youngstown Orthopedics, to the Tippecanoe Country Club. Dr. Joseph presided over 70 attendees in an incredibly educational presentation on orthopedic health, surgical knee replacements and the recovery process.

Thank you to the community members who joined us for this special program!

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Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (June 2017)

Patients Age: 71
Admission Date: 2/10/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth, Main Campus
Discharge Date: 6/2/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 112 Days
Reason for Stay: Fall, mini-stroke, weakness, dehydration, fracture to right humerus, and pneumonia
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Karen’s brother, Norman, referred patient.

Details of Experience:

Karen arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing on February 10, 2017 from St. Elizabeth Main Campus in Youngstown, OH. Karen had fallen and was dehydrated, weak, suffered from a mini-stroke, and sustained a fracture to her right humerus.

While recovering in the hospital, Karen was told she would need inpatient rehabilitation due to weakness from the pneumonia and her stroke; Karen was also non-weight bearing.

Karen’s brother, Norman, knew of Beeghly Oaks, assisting Karen in her decision to seek rehabilitation and nursing services at Beeghly.

Within the first two days of Karen’s admission, she was greeted by multiple department managers, nursing, and of course, therapy who evaluated her; the rehab journey began. Karen experienced decline in ability to care for herself and perform activities of daily living. Deb of the occupational therapy team, was warranted to maximize her potential with her activities of daily living and to maximize rehabilitation potential so that she could participate in daily demands.

Karen was limited to walking only 20 feet at a time, requiring assistance with bed mobility, standing, inability to walk stairs, and maintaining balance with moving activities. With the assistance of Ashley in physical therapy and Deb in occupational therapy, Karen improved to an extent that allowed her to discharge home fully weight-bearing and the ability to utilize her upper extremities! Karen was also able to walk 180 feet, successful in her independent bed mobility, stand without assistance on multiple surfaces and maintain balance with all moving activities!

Karen returned home with her brother and is now visiting her daughter in Florida. Congratulations, Karen and thank you for allowing us to care for you during your rehabilitation journey.

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