The local Rotary Club recently invited several Spring View Health and Rehab Center staffers to speak at their weekly meeting about some of the exciting - and even surprising - offerings that they can provide.
While the facility has a 40-year history within the community, some recent updates have allowed for an expansion of services in order to better serve those needing either in-patient or out-patient care and rehabilitation.
Spring View Administrator Amaryllis Lobb was joined by a variety of staff members, who each spoke about their professional and personal commitment to helping others. It was evident that what these ladies do is not just a job, but a way of life - one that they love.
“We feel like there’s a lot of people that need to know what we offer,” said Emily Caskey, the Rehab Regional Director.
Local Rehab Director Jessica Hughes went on to explain that Spring View can assist people who are dealing with stroke, Parkinson’s disease, joint replacements, cardiac rehabilitation, pneumonia, or even just generalized weakness following a hospital stay.
Additionally, Dawn Brown, with the admissions department, added that Spring View in no way discriminates on the basis of age. They have accepted patients as old as 101 and as young as 32 into their programs.
The facility boasts a 1,100 square feet gym with kitchen and bathroom areas so that patients can be sure to work on the skills that they will need when they transition back into their home setting, such as cooking and bathing.
The vast majority of their patients end up transitioning back to their homes from the facility, with the oldest person making that switch being 98 years old.
The average length of stay at Spring View is 26 days. “Therapy is so quick,” Brown said, “that there’s relatively no waiting list.”
During a stay at the center, patients can expect not only top-notch rehabilitation therapy and caregivers who truly do care, but also a lot of fun and enriching activities to keep them entertained and engaged.
Activities Coordinator Darlene Downs explained that she strives to provide physical, spiritual, cognitive, social and recreational activities for those staying at the facility.
The site’s temporary residents can look forward to bingo, field trips to Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball games, cookouts, religious activities, or even a ‘prom’ complete with a DJ and dancing.
Spring View strives to put their clients’ needs first with everything right down to the food menus. Lobb explained that all of their food is made from scratch.
“We make sure that it’s something that the residents like,” she said, “they can chose to take something off [their individual menu] or add something on.”
Family members and friends are also welcome to bring in outside food for the patients as well.
The best thing about the facility, though, according to Caskey, is that it is right here in Grayson County.
She explained that the services provided at this local facility are on par with those patients woudl expect to find in larger cities like Elizabethtown and Louisville, and said, “we truly have a love of bringing people back to their home community where their family can visit.”