Short-Term Success Stories: Judy D.

— Ms. Judy was referred to Woodridge Health and rehabilitation due to a recent fall resulting in a right hip fracture. She was referred to our skilled physical and occupational therapy services to address decreased strength, functional mobility, and decreased balance. During Ms. Dalton’s rehab experience, she participated in various exercises to increase her strength, balance,... Read More

GETTING TO KNOW: Hector Giacinti, Administrator

— Hector, is originally from Mexico City. He has been married for 8 years and is a proud new dad of 3 month old Elizabeth Rose. He came to the United States as a junior in High School to learn English. In mastering that, Hector went on to receive a soccer scholarship and was able to... Read More

Getting To Know: Tena Spalding, Director of Nursing

— Tena has been an RN for 15 years, 13 of which has been in the geriatric population. Tena comes to Woodridge with a wealth of experience in ICU, Med/Surg, Home Health, Hospice, Long Term Care, and Acute Inpatient Rehab. When asked what Tena likes best about her role at Woodridge, “I love getting to help... Read More

Celebrate Fathers on Sunday, June 17

— On Father’s Day, we celebrate the guys in our lives. Not just our dads and the fathers to our children, but all the men who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. A number of recently published studies call attention to the effects of good fathering. Men who play an active role in... Read More

Letter from Admissions

— Change is in the air at Woodridge! We are excited to announce our newest team members, Hector Giacinti Administrator, Tena Spalding Director of Nurses, and William Foster Director of Business Development. We are happy to have each of these outstanding professions join our Woodridge Team. As you may have seen, we are also in the... Read More

June Is National Safety Month. Is Your Loved One Ready for an Emergency?

— The past year has reminded us over and over that natural disasters are especially hard on older adults. Whether it was Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, the huge wildfires all over the West, or the major blizzards in the Northeast, seniors suffered. Everyone should be prepared for disasters. At our community, we... Read More

Memorial Day History

— Recognizing Memorial Day started in 1868, when the division of the Grand Army of the Republic demanded that their commander, General John A. Logan, adorn the graves of their fallen war comrades with flowers. It was an event that began to recognize the soldiers who died in the American Civil War. After World War I,... Read More

Control Cholesterol Through Your Diet

— Eat in moderation. Excess food can lead to weight gain or obesity. Stay away from fatty foods. Steer clear of sweets as they are a principal source of saturated fats. Eat more vegetables. Vegetables contain vitamins and minerals, which are cholesterol-lowering elements. Boost your fiber intake. Fiber-rich foods are also known to lessen cholesterol in... Read More

May is National Stroke Month: Knowing And Reducing Your Risks

— It’s important to know the risk factors of having a stroke, some of which can be preventable and controllable, and to recognize the symptoms, so that many of the serious side effects of stroke can be avoided. Blood Pressure: According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is the number one controllable risk factor... Read More

Celebrating Life’s Stories

— The American Health Care Association (AHCA) recently announced “Celebrating Life’s Stories” as the 2018 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. “Celebrating Life’s Stories” pays homage to the diverse set of perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to everyday interactions. From May 13-19, 2018, centers will... Read More