Franciscan Care Center and St. Clare Commons: There when you need them

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in December

“I feel that the physical therapy got me back on my feet, gave me strength and encouragement. It is a wonderful place to recover. I couldn’t walk when I arrived, but now I can dance out the door to go home,” explained Susan, a recent resident of St. Clare Commons.


No one knows when he or she may need skilled nursing or rehabilitation, but two highly accredited campuses are ready to serve when needed—CHI Living Communities Franciscan Care Center in the Sylvania area and St. Clare Commons in Perrysburg. Both are the perfect steppingstone for recuperating between hospital and home.

Both offer post-acute rehabilitation programs designed for those recovering from situations such as cardiac conditions or stroke, fractures, hip or knee replacements, or other medical circumstances where help is necessary in the transition from hospitalization to home. Staffed 24 hours a day with highly skilled medical professionals who are committed, they offer personalized physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Private rooms with rehabilitation centers just steps from your door help you improve and grow stronger as staff adjusts care and services until you are ready to go home.

Impacting cardiac care

Under the direction of a board-certified cardiologist, Franciscan Care Center offers an Enhanced Inpatient Cardiac Rehab program designed to help improve the well-being of individuals who have experienced an acute cardiac event. A team approach helps maximize performance and gets you back to your normal lifestyle.

The Enhanced Inpatient Cardiac Rehab program includes cardiac education, development of an exercise program, heart-wholesome meals, healthy lifestyle changes, medication management, and home safety. Cardiac education by licensed nurses, therapy professionals, and nurse practitioners covers topics that range from healthy lifestyle changes to stress release.

St. Clare Commons welcomes new physicians to campus

St. Clare Commons recently added Daniel A. Welt, MD, as Medical Director, Hany J. Jacob, MD, as Pulmonologist, and Nathan Hill, MD, as Medication Pain Management Specialist to its physician team. Well known in the Toledo area, all three physicians are affiliated with major northwest Ohio hospitals and stand ready to assist in the transition from skilled nursing to home.

Gold Seal of Approval® from the prestigious Joint Commission

Franciscan Care Center and St. Clare Commons have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care. This is a voluntary process that is above and beyond what is required by federal and state mandates.

“The Gold Seal of Approval® is not mandatory for nursing homes. Rather, it shows that both Franciscan Care Center and St. Clare Commons are committed to quality care by going above and beyond what is mandated,” explained James Melia, Administrator for Franciscan Care Center.

Faith-based healing ministries

What makes both campuses special is their commitment to nurture the healing ministry of the Church.

Scott Arkebauer, Director of Marketing for Franciscan Care Center, when he was visiting a local hospital, ran into a former resident of Franciscan Care Center who was going to need some rehabilitation after a fall. When Scott asked where he was going after leaving the hospital, his answer was, “Franciscan Care Center. I won’t go anywhere else.” What the gentleman appreciated most about Franciscan Care Center were the prayers that Sr. Jordan Schafer, OSF, Director of Mission Integration and Chaplain, offered for his recovery and its nurturing ministry.

“What stands out to us the most at St. Clare Commons is the strength of their therapy department. My husband was able to meet his goals before coming home. Having a private rehab suite was great, and we really enjoyed the food,” explained Harriet, wife of Ronnie, a former resident in St. Clare Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehab wing.

Franciscan Care Center offers rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long-term care. Located at 4111 N. Holland Sylvania Road in Toledo, Franciscan Care Center is close to all Toledo area hospitals in the Sylvania area. Call 419-882-6582 for more information or go to

St. Clare Commons is located just minutes down the road from Levis Commons in Perrysburg, and offers a continuum of care that includes assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. For a tour or more information, call 419-931-0050 or go to❦.