11/12/2013Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
I am a 59 year old woman who was diagnosed with M.S. 12 years ago. One Sunday while watching T.V. I felt this overwhelming weakness in my body and my usual chronic pain level shot up. I asked to go to the emergency room knowing I would need steroids to pump myself up. What happened next was a whirlwind. By the time I reached the E.R. I coulnd't move either arm, lift my head and could barely move my legs. Things then escalated quickly and I was admitted to Southwest Hospital where I spent the next 5 days. I was then told that nothing more medically could be done and that I would be transferred to a nursing home for rehab. I freaked!!! I had never been admitted to a nursing home but my mom passed away in one due to a fall that caused a hemorrhage in the brain. All I knew of nursing homes was they are filled with elderly who are sick, have dementia, are dying and that most never come out once admitted. I was terrified! I was taken to Southern Hills Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center at night. Talk about scary. I had to ring for an aide every hour or so because I was so nervous. Then I woke up in the morning after finally getting a few hours sleep and saw that I had a very nice room with a view of a very pretty courtyard. I could have visitors 24 hours a day, even my dogs. I have been here almost a month now and I can tell you my care has been wonderful. The aides, nurses and the entire staff are very good at what they do and very friendly. Their physical, occupational and voice therapists are the best. I have made much progress due to them and hope to be going home soon. I attribute my progress not only to their expertise, but to their friendliness and their ability to make it fun. If you need any kind of rehab, don't be afraid, just call Southern Hills and you will be in good hands. They even allowed my Bible study group of 9 to come every Wednesday morning. They gave us our own room to meet in, set up tables and chairs for us and even supplied carafes of coffee. Although all of the staff have been great; you have 3 exceptional nurses: Mattie, Katie and Heather.
01/30/2013Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
The wonderful staff at Southern Hills are truly a blessing in ourlives. My mom has been struggling with Alzheimer's for almost 3 yearsnow. We visited many centers before coming to Southern Hills, but themoment I walked thru the door I knew this was the right place, and 3years later that still holds true. My visits with mom start with a warmwelcome and smile from Kathleen at the front desk. Walking down thehalls we are greeted by the nurse aides with hellos and quick updates onmom's day. (Sherry knows everything about mom and strives to make hercomfortable day in and day out!) The nurses always make time to discussany medical concerns and it doesn't stop there. The staff beautician,Amalia, makes mom gorgeous every week and treats mom as her own mother.The head dietician, Samantha, strives to keep mom's meals individualizedto her likes and dislikes.) Mom's favorite is the stuffed cabbage!) Icould go on and on about every individual but truly they are all likefamily to me and to my mom. My own mother actually summed up ourfeelings about Southern Hills the best, she said to me 'honey, if I hadto choose a place for my own care, this is where I would have chosen.'Enough said
03/13/2013Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
I couldn't leave without thanking everyone for the wonderful care my mom received there the last 3 years. I hesitate to name individuals because all of you were thoughtful and caring. But some stood out and I must give them special thanks with my gratitude. Nurse: Amanda, Linda B., Katy, Kay, both Angies and Maura. Activity Ladies: Lucy, Pat and Carol. Receptionist: Kathleen. Kitchen: Tammy, Sam, Jessica and Maria. Aides: Sheila, Faye, Christian, Nosema and Patty. Other Staff: Brenda, Karen, Crystal. Best Housekeeper: Lynne and Paul. I can't name everyone and those not on the list should not be dismissed as lacking in any way. Your entire staff is so caring and I'm so thankful for everything. Love to all and Gods blessing on the daily tasks you perform.