It is an exciting time at Oak Hill as work proceeds to add a new transitional care unit to the services offered at Oak Hill. This project was approved by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners on July 6. The purpose of this addition will be to provide services to those who are just coming to Oak Hill for a short-term rehabilitative stay while recovering from a surgery or illness such as a hip fracture, knee replacement, stroke, etc.
This new unit will be placed at the end of Sycamore Hall and will wrap around to the end of Maple Hall at a 90 degree angle which will also result in an enclosed courtyard. An additional therapy area will be added along with 13-15 private rooms. The addition will have its own dining and living areas. The unit will be staffed with a higher ratio of RNs to care for the needs on the unit which will often be post-surgical.
Along with this addition, Maple Hall will also receive a transformation. Rooms 605-608 will become a dining and living room. This living room area will bump out to add a sunroom in part of the new enclosed courtyard created from the addition. These four semi-private rooms that currently accommodate eight residents will be replaced with eight private rooms.
The changes on Maple Hall will allow for more visiting areas by adding the living room and sunroom. Many times all of the visiting areas are quite crowded. The dining area on Maple Hall will help reduce some of the wait time currently experienced due to the limited capacity of the existing dining room.
At this time, the unit is projected to open in the Fall of 2016. Oak Hill is asking for your help to name our new unit. The name should complement the Oak Hill theme which includes all of our hallways that were given names of trees. It should also convey a sense of wellness or rehabilitation. Forms to enter your suggestion for a name will be available at the receptionist desk and will be accepted through August 21. From those names, the top 5 names will be chosen and placed on a ballot to decidethe best name. The winner of the contest will receive $100.
Dear Shirley, Susan, Helen and staff
I want to thank you for all the wonderful times you shared with my mother Hilda Horn. She loved to play bingo, card lotto and enjoyed the church services, special events and entertainment. Most of all, it meant a great deal to me that you were there with a hug, comforting words and guidance for her on a daily basis. Bless you for your loving talents and time. I know she will be missed by many.
Please continue the fine work.
Waterloo, IL 62298