I arrived after 9pm at night having just recieved a hip replacement. From the moment I arrived until today (4 weeks later) when I left I received the most comprehensive, loving, quality care I could have ever been given. That first night was tough for me, 4 staff members assisted me with all my ailments through the night. I had never had a surgery before or felt so helpless, but the staff team made me feel it was all ok and they would care for me. And so they did care for me tirelessly for the next 4 weeks...for me and for the several hundred others in this Nursing Home/Rehab Center. The next morning, an Occupational Therapist (Patricia) came to help me from bed, taught me how to shower and dress with my new limitations and sat and talked me through all my concerns. All I can say was I was sincerely overwhelmed by the gentleness, love and care. She wheeled me out to Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy area, and as she did I burst into tears. I had feared how I would recover all alone...and here were all these therapist taking care of people. Patricia helped me for 4 weeks an hour each day to build my upperbody strength, taught me how to get up from a chair, and helped me regain coordination I had lost through the surgery. But more than that, she helped me emotionally and spiritually to become strong and hopeful to help my recovery. Next I met with Megan (my Physical Therapist with a PHD in PT). She was sincere, communicative, enthusiastic and very atune to EXACTLY what I needed to do for each therapy session. 4 weeks ago I was in a wheelchair and could not stand or walk. Today I walked out of Vosswood on my own without any help! To me that was a TOTAL miracle, I know what I felt like after major surgery, I felt I would never walk again, and I know that today I am strong enough to walk on my own. I fully attribute this to Megan, who guided me through 1 to 2 hours of theraputic exercise each day. I am not a person who is in shape, I had never done most of the exercises I did here, but they were exactly what I needed to realize the full advantage of the hip surgery. Megan made sure I was prepared to return to the real world. A wide variety of specialists attended to me through out my stay, social workers helped me with my insurance, diatician/food staff provided 3 great meals a day and freedom to choose what I wanted for the meals, a staff technician even hooked up my portable DVD player to the TV for me, a wound specialist tended to my wound, vital signs taken daily, the head nurses and nurses Patricia and Victoria brought me my medicines on time throughout each day. My Doctor was available night and day to answer questions or concerns, I would just ask a nurse and they would come right back and relay his recommendations to me. One of the very best services was the love and care from the nurses aids like Connie and Rose, they would pick up everything I dropped on the floor, change my bed (sometimes several times daily) and never never never did anyone complain about anything I asked for. In my lifetime I have never been in such a loving, helpful, quality and beautiful environment. This is a community environment the staff and patients all join together helping each other. I made some close friends with patients who were going through physical recovery while I was. The property itself is beautiful, it sits on a heavily wooded bayou with beautiful views from every where. It smells fresh and clean always. Housekeeping visited my room 2 or 3 times a day. applaud the Vosswood team for demonstrating love, hope, patience, positive attitudes, spiritual and emotional compassion while delivering the highest quality care.
Pros: Outstanding Staff, Clean, Beautiful, Excellent Care