“At Oakwood Healthcare, we aim to make a difference in someone’s life so that they can return home with a newfound sense of accomplishment, motivating them to be able to get stronger and safely return to the community, both mentally and physically, and as independently as possible,” says Lincy.

Lincy is incredibly proud of her rehab team, who puts forth their best effort each and every day to ensure that our residents receive the best rehab care, treating the resident as a person and not just their impairment. The entire rehab team is committed to ensuring residents are involved in all aspects of their care, starting from the initial evaluation. Discharge planning is discussed right from the beginning so that the goals set by both patient and therapist are geared towards discharging safely back to the community.

My favorite quote is: “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives” from Michelle Obama.

Our Robotic Gait Trainer improves residents’ functional mobility and balance by supporting users in a harness in a mobile frame – providing the freedom to determine one’s gait pattern without the risk of falling.

Our 3D Arm-Weight Apparatus is an active assistive arm support that allows users to move their otherwise limited arms during engaging computer programs The machine provides customizable support at each joint and tracks user range of motion allowing our residents to track their progress, The game-like exercises are designed to train core movement patterns that are commonly used in Activities of Daily Living.

Our therapy team is pleased to see continued resident improvement and increased user engagement with usage of this equipment. We continue to explore all of the benefits and uses of this equipment for individuals with a wide range of neurological diagnoses including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as various
orthopedic conditions.

When I visit my mother I notice a beautiful glow. She can’t wait to tell me how much she loves Oakwood. My mother told me how much she enjoys going to therapy. The staff is warm and has lots of compassion, Oakwood feels like home. My mother was depressed, now she is totally alive and reborn. Thank you Oakwood for making my mother live again.

“I make these judgment calls daily. I can’t reiterate how important it is to actually listen to the nursing staff on the front line. If they are concerned about a patient, I take it very seriously,” states Dr. Farooq.”

Inspired by her father, a doctor, to pursue the field of medicine, she completed medical school in Pakistan – her native country. While a medical student she met and wed her husband, Dr. Umar Farooq, who is the current Medical Director at Oakwood.

Dr. Farooq resides with her family in Bensalem, PA, where she and her husband have a private practice, Knights Medical Associates, and are active members of the community.

“Having a doctor on premises daily with her level of knowledge, skill and experience, is tremendously reassuring to our residents and families.”
– Administrator Sam Smith

Ethel successfully reached her goals and is now able to walk with a rolling walker, dress herself, do her own skin checks, and independently manage her prosthetic and shrinkage. Our staff members are thrilled with Ethel’s progress and proud of the integral role they played in enabling her to move to Colorado to live with her daughter.

“My therapist Olga Golant really pushed me and motivated me to keep going. She told me to never say that I can’t, and that I will. That mantra really stuck with me and I kept saying ‘I will! I will! I will!’ in my room to help me get through this.”

Act FAST. Any of these signs could mean a stroke, and the sooner you call 911, the better the chance of recovery.

Face: Look for an uneven smile.

Arm: Check if one arm is weak.

Speech: Listen for slurred speech.

Time: Call 911 at the first sign.

Fresh air can do wonders for our mood and health – so can sunshine. The sun’s rays cause the body to produce vitamin D and boosts serotonin levels in the brain.

Residents who are avid gardeners enjoy going out daily to plant and water the variety of flowers that are grown. When you come visit, take a moment to step outside to smell the flowers . . . and view our beautiful gardens.

•Move more. Aim for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of moderate exercise. That includes any activity that gets you moving around and breaking a slight sweat.

•Clean up. Your heart works best when it runs on clean fuel. That means lots of whole, plant-based foods (like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds) and fewer refined or processed foods.