Therapy Success Story

— Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation admitted a patient in March 2019 who required 24-hour tracheostomy care. She received specialized clinical care through our Pulmonary Complex Specialty Program, with weekly visits from Dr. Vakil, our Medical Director. Through this program, she has now been downsized to a smaller trach, is using her Passy Muir Valve successfully and... Read More

July is World Watercolor Month

— Paintings contribute to the beauty of homes, offices, and business establishments. If you have the desire to paint, you should try to develop your skill. Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or a kid, learning how to paint is not that difficult especially if you put your heart into it. While you’re trying to find a... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

— Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

National Hot Dog Day

— On July 17, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Hot Dog Day, although National Hot Dog month extends throughout July. The hot dog is one of the most iconic American foods, along with apple pie. Sausage was developed in 13th century Germany and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. At the same time Germans brought... Read More

Welcome Dr. Lopez

— We are welcoming Dr. Jorge F. Lopez, MD to our physician group here at Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. His nurse practioner is Ms. Carmen Vega, NP; as they are both excited to be a part of our medical team and looks forward to meeting the needs of our patients. They also have an established Panamanian... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Mrs. Cynthia (Cindy) Westerman is our new Interim Administrator from New Mexico. She has 19 years of experience as an Administrator. She enjoys spending time with her family, as she has 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. She is looking forward to meeting and working with all the resident’s and families here at... Read More

What is Tai Chi?

— It can be hard to fit exercise into your daily routine, but simple exercises such as tai chi can be both beneficial to your health and easy to do. Tai chi, pronounced tī-chē, is a low intensity exercise that promotes flexibility and balance. The joints are often where aches and pains first begin and because... Read More

Men’s Health Month

— Some men may experience prostate problems as they age, so it’s important to maximize the life of the prostate gland. Some symptoms indicate there may be a bigger problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Common Symptoms: Problems urinating: too often, unable to, weak, or interrupted flow, pain or burning while urinating. Blood in urine. Pain or... Read More

Short-Term Therapy Success Stories

— Jane Doe admitted to our facility on 4/14/2019 as a Medicare Part A patient. This patient had a wound in the sacral region and left shoulder arthroplasty, along with post infection pain pump removal. Jane Doe was a bed bound patient; she was totally dependent for functional transfers and required maximum assistance for bed mobility.... Read More

National Safety Month: Medication Safety

— Medication errors can occur in a medical center, senior living facility, or at home. Hospitals, pharmacies, and facilities have checks in place to minimize medication errors. When getting a refill or a new prescription, be sure to verify: Your name is on the bottle. The name of the doctor. The name of the medication, since... Read More