Shady Nook Care Center is a nursing home in Lawrenceburg, IN that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
Reviews of Shady Nook Care Center
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I was transported to Shady Nook on Christmas Eve from Dearborn County Hospital, where I had surgery for colo-rectal cancer. The cancer was stage 3, not 1 or 2 as expected, and I had had more problems as a result.All the rooms are singles, and I was located at the end of the hall, where only the staff passed going to and from the nurse's station. I shared a restroom with a resident who used a bed pan, but since I have an ostomy and had a catheter I didn't use it much either.Being one of the younger residents, I wasn't on the same clock as many of the residents. The nurses would forget this and kept trying to send me to bed between 9 and 10, but they did get used to it. I wouldn't go to bed until after Leno's monologue, and the hall was usually very quiet.Since I was there for rehab, I didn't require much attention from the staff. They brought me my pills, meals, and snacks, and also changed my colostomy bag. After a couple of weeks I pretty much took over emptying the catheter bag, boy was I happy when that came out. The kitchen staff was very nice about changing my meals to suit me. I just wish that I had spoken up sooner, but I hate being a bother and I think that I was still not quite with it when I was asked about such things upon check-in. I was brought in on a gurney on Christmas Eve, I wasn't prepared to argue about anything.I started off in a wheel chair, physical therapy moved me to a walker, then a cane, and then I was approved to move about on my own. In my room I always walked on my own.The staff was very good to me. I believe that they liked having a resident who had his own teeth and could hear them. There were times that they didn't respond to the call button, but I could tell that they were having an emergency of some kind in another room, and what I needed was minor. If it hadn't been me I believe that someone would have checked, but like I said, I was there for rehab and wasn't likely to be an emergency.While I wish I hadn't been there (I wish I hadn't had cancer) It was overall a very pleasant experience. The only negative was I hadn't expected to go there and hadn't emptied my pockets, and laundry just threw my jacket and jeans in to wash, destroying my cel phone. I also didn't get back a USB memory stick that I was in my pants pocket. I just hope it was destroyed because I had transcripts and my resume on it.
Medicare provider number: 155525