Jamie, who was born and bred in Northeast Philadelphia, always wanted to be a nurse but put her plans on hold, choosing to get married and start a family first. She’s the proud mom of four beautiful children (now grown). Sadly, Jamie lost her husband when she was just 36 years old. Soon afterwards she decided to realize her dream of becoming a nurse, a challenge as a single mom with teenagers at home! Jamie set a strong example of hard work and dedication for her children. She put herself through nursing school, all the while working as a full-time certified nursing assistant (CNA), often studying during her work breaks.

Jamie attributes her success in part to having a very encouraging and supportive nurse supervisor. “A supportive mentor can’t be underestimated,” says Jamie, who attributes her success in part to a very supportive nurse supervisor.

Jamie moved to Bensalem about a year ago, and has a hairless cat, Cindy, and a dog named Chanel, whom many of our residents know and love. Before COVID, Jamie often brought Chanel in to visit with Oakwood’s residents. Thank you so much Jamie, for being such an important part of the Oakwood family!

“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.

“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

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