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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MAC Makeover Evening A Great Success!

Beeghly Oaks was excited to host their upcoming MAC Makeover Evening, thanking local social workers and case managers in the community who do so much for Beeghly Oaks on a daily basis! Along with personal makeup consultations, there were indulgent massages! The Beeghly Oaks community thanks all of the healthcare professionals who were in attendance!

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

Patients Name: Emma Wallace
Admission Date: 5/6/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus
Discharge Date: 5/23/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 18 Days
Reason for Stay: Total Left Knee Replacement
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Her sister was a former patient and enjoyed the care she received.

Details of Experience:

Mrs. Wallace arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on May 6, 2017 from St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman Campus in Boardman, OH. Mrs. Wallace’s total knee replacement was primarily due to osteoarthritis.

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

Mrs. Wallace knew she wanted to go to Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing since she experienced the good care her sister had received at Beeghly. We are grateful to have had the pleasure of caring for Emma Wallace during her Rehabilitation.

Within the first few days of Mrs. Wallace’s admission, she was greeted by multiple department managers, including that of nursing, and of course, therapy was in to evaluate her; the rehab journey began. Therapy trained Emma with gait, increasing her range of motion to improve functional movement during home mobility. Therapy practiced balance training to increase stability to improve safety during functional movements while at home.

In just 18 days, Emma was ready to discharge home and this is what she had to say:

  • The Care was good
  • Therapy was exceptional and they gave me a lot of tips to help me.
  • The food was very good
  • The whole team at Beeghly Oaks is in sync.

Emma was pleased with everyone and everything, but it was definitely our pleasure to be able to care for her and to see the great progress she made. Bless you Emma, and enjoy your shopping trips with your friends. She said she had a delightful experience at Beeghly, but getting to know Emma was truly a gift to us.

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

Patients Age: 57
Admission Date: 3/31/17
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth Main Campus
Discharge Date: 4/16/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 17 Days
Reason for Stay: Heart arrhythmia and a second chest surgery
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? Skilled Nursing Facility list provided by the hospital

Details of Experience:

Steven Chappel arrived at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on March 31, 2017 from an inpatient hospitalization at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Main Campus in Youngstown, Ohio. Steven was admitted to the hospital for a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (heart arrhythmia) and a second chest surgery.

After his procedure, Steven was notified that he would require extensive inpatient rehabilitation due to his decreased strength and safety awareness, as well as an inability to complete self-care activities. The Hospital provided him with a list of rehabilitation centers, where he subsequently chose Beeghly Oaks!

Mr. Chappel was warmly greeted by multiple professionals of Beeghly Oaks, whom anticipated his arrival. Within the first 24 hours, he was greeted by clinicians, therapists, physicians, staff and many other valued members of the team to welcome him and answer any questions that he may have had. His therapists, both physical and occupational, evaluated him and designed his therapy program in conjunction with his most recent therapy/clinical notes from St. Elizabeth’s to personalize a program that best met his needs.
After 17 days of therapy, Steven made significant improvements with self-care, muscular strength and endurance. At the end of his stay at Beeghly Oaks, Steven returned home; not only was he able to perform these activities of daily living, but he could do them in safer ways!

Steven was a delight to have here at Beeghly; he shared his love of cooking and was anxious to be able to do that again while home. We wish you all the best and Bon Appetite, Steven

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