3501 Park Lane
The Oaks is a 10 bed, short term, secure facility offering specialized service in treating/stabilizing older adults with dementia experiencing challenging behaviors.
The Oaks is a State Licensed only nursing home. We are not Medicare or Medicaid certified. This means payment to stay at The Oaks is privately paid through a Managed Care Organization. Medical Assistance benefits may still apply for medications and physician visits as necessary.
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Brooke Smith is our Program Coordinator for The Oaks.
"My background includes working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, children and teens with behavioral challenges, and with older adults in Hillview’s Skilled Nursing facility (for the past 24 years.) The profession of behavioral health has always intrigued me and when the planning started on The Oaks Behavioral Unit, I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. I believe a strong team of nurses, C.N.A.’s, recreation therapists, and mental health professionals is the key to our success. With my degree in Therapeutic Recreation, I understand the need for purposeful and meaningful activities. I am a CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer providing certified training for our staff." ~Brooke Smith, Program Coordinator/QMHP
Cherie Clements is our Registered Nurse on The Oaks.
"Mental Health is not just a specific area of Nursing. Psychiatric and mood disorders affect all persons across all stages of the lifespan but can be especially challenging for those already suffering with Dementia. As a prior jail nurse and an aid tending to Veterans, it became clear to me that just caring for the physical needs of the patient was not enough. Patients need care that heals their mind, body, and spirit. This means as a Nurse looking to creative solutions for behavior problems, in addition to caring for their physical ailments. I can emphasize with the families of our residents because in my own family we have experienced Autism with behaviors as well as a grandmother with severe behavioral issues related to Alzheimer's. It is my hope as a Nurse that we continue to build an inclusive team of caring staff who can collaborate and grow to fulfill the needs of our clients here at The Oaks." ~Cherie Clements, RN
(pictured is Brooke Smith in front of our entrance for The Oaks)
Our goal is to provide short term placement for stabilization of symptoms in order for individuals to return back home or to a less restrictive environment.
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