Join us for an Open House as we celebrate the completion of our Skilled Nursing Addition! The event will be held on Sunday, June 4th from 1pm to 4pm.
Tours, refreshments, entertainment will be offered.
The addition features:
Parking Lot Entrance on West 22nd Street
Enter the building at the new entrance on Myrtle Street between West 22nd & 23rd Streets
We Hope To See You There!
Connecting Hands is a group of volunteers who join together with local nonprofits to offer support through fundraising. Their primary effort is staging seasonal sales of household items with the profits being donated to a different local charity each time. The proceeds from the next sale on March 3rd & 4th will benefit the residents of Sarah Reed Senior Living. Please consider attending this sale and shop for some great affordable finds!
CONNECTING HANDS SALE
A huge selection of furniture, household items, linens, oriental merchandise, books, jewelry, purses, toys, office items, antiques, collectibles, crafts & more! Something for everyone.
The proceeds from this sale will support Sarah Reed Senior Living.
Connecting Hands continually accepts donations of items on Mondays from 9am to 2pm at the Connecto Building.
What a difference a year makes! Pictured is the start of construction in January 2016 and the progress made to date. It’s been a project long in the making, but the addition to Sarah Reed’s Skilled Nursing home is getting closer to completion! We now officially take up the entire square block between Sassafras & Myrtle Streets, and West 22nd & 23rd Streets! Here is the project history, description, and details of the remaining work to be done:
Project Description-New Addition
OPEN HOUSE Events are being planned for Spring. Dates & Times will be announced soon!
Winter is the season in which healthcare providers see increased illness and accidents in older adults. The professionals at Sarah Reed Senior Living have compiled advice and tips to help area seniors stay safe, healthy and happy this winter.
When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, malnutrition, infections, falls, and depression. The possibility of power outages also could put seniors at risk. Like most things in life, it is better to be prepared. Here are precautions everyone should take at this time of year:
Precautions to Take
Beat the Winter Blues:
The footprint of the City of Erie is changing! Over the course of just a few months the addition to Sarah Reed’s Skilled Nursing Facility has risen from the foundation. Pictured here is the view from the St. Vincent’s Parking garage at West 23rd & Myrtle Streets. The roof has been erected, the entrance framed, windows have been installed, and siding (not pictured) has begun.
The expanded facility is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017. The construction is estimated to be completed in January, and interior decorating and finish work will begin. The expansion will feature private resident rooms, enhanced therapy, recreation, and dining areas. An outdoor courtyard and patio are planned, as is additional parking.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Care for Older Adults
A short-term stay in a rehabilitation center after an injury or illness has become a favorable situation for older adults. This residential setting can be more convenient and less cumbersome than traveling to and from a rehabilitation center for appointments – especially if the injury is orthopedic in nature and traveling to appointments risks re-injury. Many hospitals, nursing homes, and senior living residences offer inpatient facilities. You might think that being away from home in an unfamiliar environment might be more stressful; however, that is not always the case. In fact, studies have shown that a more successful recovery is achieved when there is 24 hour supervision and treatment since you or your loved one can rest assured knowing someone is there to help at any point in time.
A doctor may recommend inpatient over outpatient rehabilitation for older adults. You may be wondering what types of injuries can be treated in an inpatient rehabilitation center. The majority of injuries needing rehabilitation are orthopedic, neurological, and/or cardiac.
Inpatient rehabilitation treatments might include treatment for the following list of conditions:
Though this is only a partial list, it demonstrates that a large number of treatments involve recovering lost mobility, rebuilding muscle function, developing needed strength for utilizing walkers and wheelchairs, improving communication skills, and providing the emotional support needed to cope with the trauma and resume daily activities.
The length of the stay can vary based on progress – it all depends on the severity of the condition and the patient’s participation in the process. Most centers have a staff that consists of a variety of therapists (physical, occupational, speech, respiratory, etc.) and health care workers to create a plan based on each person’s needs and condition. The goal of any inpatient rehabilitation facility is to get the patient comfortably functioning so they can get on with the business of living their life.
Discussing inpatient and outpatient options with you or your loved one’s doctor is a good place to start if you have injuries that have been diminishing your quality of life. Additionally, the hospital Social Worker or Case Manager can help you find a rehab facility that is right for you. Remember, you have a choice of where to go for rehab. It is always a good idea to research and visit facilities before a need arises. You will then be able to make pre-arrangements for rehab after a planned procedure, or in the case of an accident or sudden illness, you would be able to tell the hospital where you would like to go upon discharge.
For information on the rehabilitation programs at Sarah Reed Senior Living
call 814-878-2600 or visit www.sarahareed.org
Sarah Reed Senior Living participates in The Community-Wide Day of Giving. On this day The Erie Community Foundation matches donations to area Non-Profits. To donate to Sarah Reed any other day visit our Giving Page. Thanks in advance!
The addition to Sarah Reed’s Skilled Nursing building is moving along nicely. Work in progress is pictured above.
A new “North Parking Lot” has been excavated at the north end of West 22nd street, near Myrtle. Work on the lot continues.
For the building addition, concrete footings have been placed, and elevator pits have been formed and poured. Plumbers and electricians are working on submittals for ducts and pipes.
Our property management committee has met with an interior designer to begin discussing color palettes, interior finishings, furnishings, and wall art and accessories.
We can’t wait to see the finished product which will include private resident rooms, country kitchens, and smaller nursing neighborhoods. This is all so exciting for the current and future residents and staff of Sarah Reed!
Keep checking this blog for project updates.