Thursday, Feb. 2, was a day long anticipated by Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus staff and residents. Cheers rose as residents Shirley Floro and Vickie Warner cut the ribbon to six new private rehab suites in the facility’s Cottage Cove unit. These six suites all have flat-screen TVs with cable, in-room telephone service, wireless Internet as well as private bathrooms with showers and bathtubs.
Cottage Cove is Riverview’s Short Term Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit. The unit is designed for those residents with a goal to return back into the community. The unit has a separate entrance and exit from the nursing facility, as well as cottage-style dining, private courtyard and a cozy family room that overlooks the Portage River.
Floro said she is both surprised and delighted with the staff and size of the Riverview Therapy Rehab Clinic and Therapy Gym. Floro is working hard toward her home goals with Occupational and Physical Therapy and said she feels herself getting stronger every day.
In 2011, Riverview welcomed 257 new admissions, 181 of these admissions —or 70 percent — returned back into the community.
Funding for the renovation of the suites was made possible by the Riverview .5 mil levy. To tour, or for information on Cottage Cove or Riverview’s other services, contact Riverview Case Manager Lisa Diekman, RN, at 419-898-2851.