Oakwood Specialty Care

Oakwood is an 86-bed skilled nursing facility trained professionals in physical and occupational therapy. We work 1:1 with each resident using state-of-the-art therapy tools and programs striving toward greater independence.2018 Nursing Home Quality Honor

Oakwood Specialty Care is a relaxing and refreshing senior health care center that offers privacy, dedicated care in a family-like setting. Located at the edge of Albia, our residents enjoy the serene, country-like setting along with the deer, turkey and pheasant. Our staff is highly experienced and very attentive to each of our residents, many of whom spend only a few short weeks with us while rehabilitating from illness or injury, or while on respite away from family. Other long-term residents get to know our staff and become our extended family.

We offer rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Iowans and their families during life's health transitions through compassionate individualized care.

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Memorial Day 2020

Honor those who gave their lives for our country.
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Just a reminder before the holiday weekend - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCN6gaHWII

You can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Follow these simple daily precautions. Comments on this video are allow...

[05/20/20]   Oakwood Specialty Care is now hiring CNAs in your area. Full and part-time positions available to meet your needs. Great pay, perks, and team environment. We are seeking the best to serve the best. Visit www.carejobsiowa.org and enter Oakwood in the location search bar to apply today!

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Older Americans Month 2020 | ACL Administration for Community Living

May is the time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of older Americans. https://acl.gov/oam/2020/older-americans-month-2020

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Cheers to our officers, firefighters, EMTs, ER doctors and nurses, dispatchers, volunteers and so many more working the front line for our community. Have a great week! We appreciate all that you do!

Updated statement from Oakwood Specialty Care regarding COVID-19.

[05/13/20]   Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia is now hiring a part-time Cook to join our team.

Candidates must have passion for food service, exceptional customer service skills, and strong work ethic. Apply online to join our dietary team and enhance the dining experience for our residents.

https://careinitiatives.hcshiring.com/jobs/sl-gQVr1l0aUWtn3fVbzyw

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To all our superheroes...

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Member News Bulletin - Iowa Health Care Association

Thinking of joining the health care field? Iowa Health Care Association has many scholarship options. Due by May 31.
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6 Reasons Why 2020 Is the Year of the Nurse - Daily Nurse

Happy bicentennial birthday to Florence Nightingale! Celebrate 2020 as #YearoftheNurse. https://dailynurse.com/6-reasons-why-2020-is-the-year-of-the-nurse/

dailynurse.com Early in 2019, the WHO announced that 2020 would be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Here are six reasons why 2020 is the perfect time.

An announcement from Oakwood Specialty Care.

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2020 National Hospital Week May 10 - 16 | AHA

To all our doctors, nurses, specialists, therapists, dietary and cafeteria workers, receptionists, housekeepers, maintenance staff, researchers - all the essential people that make hospitals "go" - Thank you! Happy National Hospital Week - https://www.aha.org/ahia/get-involved/national-hospital-week #MyHospital

aha.org National Hospital Week Where Health Comes First National Hospital Week 2020 highlights the adage of every hospital, health system and person involved in keeping our communities healthy – that health comes first. This important week gives us all the opportunity to highlight our hospitals, health sy...

This year's National Skilled Nursing Care Week has a special meaning with the current virus battle taking place in every skilled nursing building. To our staff and our residents, you are treasured and we are so thankful for your presence.

A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.

Morgan Kirk has been a nurse for 11 years and has worked at Oakwood for the majority of those years.

“I enjoy being a nurse because I get to meet some really awesome residents and their families. I can give in a way that no other profession allows you too.”

Happy Wednesday of Nurses Week!

Joy Orona has been a nurse at Oakwood for 5 years.

“Joy loves being a nurse. She wanted to be a nurse since she was little and told her Grandma she was going to grow up and be a nurse and take care of her. Joy enjoys taking care of the geriatric population because they depend us being there and she loves here there stories. She feels she becomes part of there family.”

Now, more than ever, we are so grateful for our nurses. Happy Nurses Week!

Oakwood has so many great nurses! Sam Enlow has worked at Oakwood for 9 years.

“I love being a nurse because it’s fulfilling to care for others and bring joy to them. I love working with the geriatric population because I can be an advocate for my residents and help any way I can.”

Happy Tuesday of Nurses week!

Kendra Kirk Hiatt is a RN at Oakwood. Read below why she enjoys being a nurse in long term care!

“I love being a nurse because it makes me feel good to take care of those in need. I love to go above and beyond to make my residents feel more at home. I personally love taking care of the geriatric population. They have seen a lot and I enjoy hearing there stories. Taking care of others parents and grandparents brings me joy.”

Kendra has been a nurse for 15 years and strives every day to provide the highest quality of care for our residents.

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Cinco de Mayo

In America, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican culture, but it's origin marks the victory of the Mexican army over France. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

history.com Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during

Happy Nurses week!

Kimberly Ann Van Dyne is a LPN at Oakwood.
Below is what she said to why she loves being a nurse.

“I love being a nurse because you get to help people everyday. I love working with the geriatric population because you learn so much from all the stories they tell you about their lives.”

Kim has been at Oakwood for 7 years and continues to help the facility provide high quality care for Albia’s most vulnerable population.

Happy Star Wars Day!

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May Day

Happy May Day! https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-may-day

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Our residents painted the rocks which are pictured below. Staff have hid them around town. If you find one take a picture and post in our comments! We will then show our residents! HAPPY EARTH DAY!!

Two reasons to celebrate today! Share some love with your office support personnel and be extra nice to Mother Earth today.

[04/20/20]   Oakwood Specialty Care is now hiring CNAs in your area. Full and part-time positions available to meet your needs. Great pay, perks, and team environment. We are seeking the best to serve the best. Visit www.carejobsiowa.org and enter Oakwood in the location search bar to apply today!

[04/20/20]   Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia is seeking the best to serve the best. Now hiring CNAs with strong work ethic and passion for the older adult population. Great pay and professional development perks including LPN & RN tuition assistance programs and advanced training on behavioral health.

Full and part-time positions available. Visit link below to apply online:
https://careinitiatives.vikus.net/jobs/6reZJNf_OkSSecJTw_6SYA

April 19-25 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we couldn't be more appreciative of our volunteers and community members sharing their kindnesses, time, support, and donations...all of it - not only recently but all year round. Thank you!

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National Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16 - The Conversation Project

It's National Healthcare Decisions Day. Now more than ever, it's time to start the conversation. "The difference between a good death and a hard death depended on whether they had had the conversation with the people they loved.” wishes.https://theconversationproject.org/nhdd/

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May this day bring you blessings of love, joy, peace and hope. May it linger in your heart forever. May this Easter bring lots of happiness to your life and make all your wishes come true! Wishing you health, prosperity, longevity and peace this Easter and always.

ATTENTION: We're in need of donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). We are accepting donations of N95 masks, hand-made masks using approved template, face shields, surgical/procedure masks, surgical gowns and exam gloves. Our supply is low and product inventories for purchase are low and/or slow. We appreciate any assistance from the public. If you would like to donate any items please contact us at 641.932.7105 to arrange drop-off at our location, 200 16th Ave. E., Albia. Please help us spread the word by sharing this post to your FB page.

Stay vigilant!

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6 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate PB& Day | National Peanut Board

Celebrate the classic lunch today.
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Thank you to the physicians that help us heal and keep us healthy.

Our Story

Oakwood Specialty Care is a relaxing and refreshing senior health care center that offers privacy, dedicated care in a family-like setting. Located at the edge of Albia, our residents enjoy the serene, country-like setting along with the deer, turkey and pheasant.

Our staff is highly experienced and very attentive to each of our residents, many of whom spend only a few short weeks with us while rehabilitating from illness or injury, or while on respite away from family. Other long-term residents get to know our staff and become our extended family.

Highly-trained professionals in physical therapy and occupational therapy work one-on-one with each resident using state-of-the-art therapy tools and programs striving toward the goal of increased independence, minimizing pain and eliminating other risks factors such as falling.

Others on our long-standing staff are responsible for providing lots of social interacting whether it is a quite conversation out on our new back patio or gazebo, joining other residents to hear the latest in the newspaper over cookies and coffee, or trips to Wal-Mart or the casino in Osceola. Oakwood Specialty Care is frequently the site for family and community gatherings such as our annual ice cream social, Father’s Day cook-out or classic car and antique tractor show.

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