Residents Stay Social at Grand Oaks

Posted on October 19, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

VNA-Socialites-fishingLife is good at Grand Oaks of Okeechobee. Just ask the residents who regularly look forward to big plans with dear friends. With a fun-filled agenda tailored to resident’s tastes – each day is sure to be a bright one.

Grand Oaks of Okeechobee is a Visiting Nurse Association of Florida community, and the nationally acclaimed home healthcare agency is emerging as a leader in understanding the emotional benefits seniors experience from a vibrant social life.

The staff makes sure that social life is carefully cultivated for residents of Grand Oaks of Okeechobee.

The full-time activities director ensures the residents enjoy fishing tournaments, rodeos, group picnics, parades and community events.

The outings aren’t the only times residents savor socialization. A robust schedule of activities occur with regularity on the premises of Grand Oaks, inviting residents to classes that advance learning and encourage crafts and other favored hobbies.

Exercise and wellness regiments conform to each senior’s abilities. Residents of Grand Oaks of Okeechobee can also find:

  • licensed compassionate caregivers available on-site 24 hours a day
  • assistance with day-to-day living
  • regular housekeeping, laundry and linen services available
  • 37 suites and a wide assortment of floor-plan options—studios, one and two-bedroom space, with private and semi-private quarters to choose from
  • personalized emergency systems in every suite
  • chef-made meals, fine-dining experiences, 17 or more menu options and homemade treats and nutritious snacks available throughout the day and night
  • regular transportation available to appointments, events and social outings

Since founding in Stuart nearly 40 years ago, VNA of Florida has performed more than 2 million home visits and received multiple national awards for its home-healthcare. In 2012, VNA of Florida received the prestigious Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems honor, which surveys the patients of more than 1,800 home-health agencies and distinguishes those in the top 20 percent of patient satisfaction rankings.

“With our long history of treating patients in their homes, we witnessed how having things to look forward to really helped patient’s emotional strength,” said Jennifer Crow, director of marketing and communications for VNA of Florida. “A reliable, loving social circle and a network of supporters promote overall health and a fulfilling life.”
“We’re committed,” Crow said, “to making sure our Grand Oaks communities provide that social structure to our residents in a way that’s enriching and meaningful.”