Reviews of Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation
Irene R. December 18, 2014
I am/was a resident of this facility
Several years ago, a family member was in need of aftercare in a rehabilative environment following a severe stroke, and we turned to Cristwood for help. I spent many hours with him there, and found this facility to be outstanding in every aspect; so much so that I commented to the rest of my family that if I was ever in need of such care, Cristwood would be my #1 choice. Fast forward to Fall, 2014. Prior to my 52nd birthday, my doctor gave me an early "present"-total knee replacements were desperately needed on both legs. The plan was to do them individually with a 2-4 day hospitalization following each surgery, and approximately 3 weeks of in patient rehabilitation at a nursing facility. Remembering my positive experiences at Cristwood, I contacted them to see if they could accommodate, and they could. Surgery on my left knee commenced at the beginning of November. Due to a severe infection, my hospitalization was longer than anticipated, and I was released to Cristwood on November 11th. From the minute I entered the facility, I knew I had made the right decision for me. The staff at Cristwood-from the housekeeping associates to upper management not only exceeded all of my expectations as to what a rehab center should provide to its clients, but it raised the bar completely. During my stay here, the medical staff worked very closely with my surgeon and wound care specialist to ensure that the treatment plan for this infection was the same across the board. CristwoodTransportation diligently handled the many appointments I had offsite perfectly, often juggling schedules to compensate for last minute changes and additions. Even my diet was changed in order to address nutritional deficiencies associated with 'round the clock use of the wound vacuum. In addition, the occupational and physical therapists not only put up with my moods, but they curtailed my exercise plan to effectively work for both of us (that would be me and my "crazy straw" wound vac). There were many days when allI wanted to do was cry or scream, and Cristwood's wonderful team of aides would do or say something to bring me out of that darkness and cause me to smile. The same holds true for the maintenance and housekeeping crews-Throughout my stay at Cristwood, there have been numerous examples of kindness, compassion and care bestowed not only on me, but on every single client; these attributes possessed by Cristwood's staff are what makes this facility head and shoulders above the rest. I am slated to leave on Friday, December 19th, and thanks to the combined efforts of all, I am well on my way to recovery. Cristwood was a major player in all of this, which is why I will be returning here in February following the second surgery.
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