Rae-Ann Suburban Debuts State-of-the-Art Therapy Gym

Award-winning Westlake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility Cuts Ribbon on Stunning New Center for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
___, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough and John Griffiths, Owner, Rae-Ann

Kerry Neal, Administrator Rae Ann Suburban, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough and John Griffiths, Co-Owner, Rae-Ann Suburban, cut the ribbon.

Rae-Ann Suburban Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility in Westlake, Ohio celebrated the opening of its modern new therapy gym yesterday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough.

Rae-Ann Suburban specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation and has one of the area’s most accomplished teams of wound care specialists. Named six years in a row to the prestigious “America’s Best Nursing Homes” list by U.S. News & World Report, the family-owned facility is one of five Rae-Ann skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living centers in the greater Cleveland area.

“Our new therapy gym is a dream come true and the culmination of years of planning,” stated Rae-Ann owner John Griffiths. “Many of our staff, patients, and professionals helped us design and build this space to be the most functional, beautiful, and advanced therapy facility in the region.

DSC_8216-9“Eighty-eight percent of our patients are able to be rehabilitated and discharged with an average length of stay of less than 30 days,” Griffiths explained. “This new facility and its cutting-edge equipment will enable our therapy team to continue to provide the highest level of rehabilitation care on the West side and facilitate shorter, more effective post-acute care stays.”

The new therapy gym offers the only Omni® VR Virtual Rehabilitation equipment on the West side. An ideal tool for rehabilitating post-acute patients recovering from stroke, joint replacement, or cardiac surgery and helping strengthen and condition those dealing with COPD/CHF, arthritis, or other chronic health issues, this state-of-the-art technology uses a 3D camera to capture the patient’s movement. Specialized software creates a “real time” interactive therapy environment for six skilled exercise categories with multiple levels of difficulty: balance, gait training, wheelchair mobility, seated exercises, upper extremity exercises, and cognitive abilities.

The new therapy gym offers a large, bright surroundings with high ceilings and multiple windows overlooking a flower-filled courtyard and fountain. The facility also features:

  • A NeuroCom Balance Master, a computerized assessment and rehabilitation tool used to evaluate balance and mobility disorders;
  • A full kitchen to help patients prepare to return home;
  • Electrical stimulation (TENS, PENS) , ultrasound, and electrically induced heat (diathermy);
  • Low impact cardiovascular workouts (NuStep) and motorized rehabilitation systems (Omnicycle).
About Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers

Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers was founded 41 years ago by the Griffiths family. John and Sue Griffiths are the second generation who currently own and personally manage the operations.

Today, there are five Rae-Ann assisted living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the Greater Cleveland area: The Belvedere of Westlake, Rae-Ann Westlake, Rae-Ann Suburban, Rae-Ann West Park, and Rae-Ann Geneva.

For more information, go to www.rae-ann.net or call (440) 835-3004.

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