Toledo attorney trusts his care to Franciscan Care Center

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in February

When Toledo attorney Robert Kaplan needed rehabilitation services, he turned to Franciscan Care Center, again. When staff first met Mr. Kaplan at the hospital and he was asked where he was going for rehab, he said, “My first, second, and third choice is Franciscan Care Center,” and he wasn’t going anywhere else.


According to Mr. Kaplan, his first stay at Franciscan Care Center was a short recovery of six days. “It was an incredible experience my first time,” he said. His latest stay was longer.

Franciscan Care Center, located in the Sylvania area, is known for its quality of care, having earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. This demonstrates their compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety. Accreditation is a voluntary process that is above and beyond what is required by federal and state mandates, and validates Franciscan Care Center’s commitment to the highest quality of care.

“The Gold Seal of Approval® is not mandatory for skilled nursing centers. Rather, it shows Franciscan Care Center has a commitment to quality care by going above and beyond what is mandated,” explained James Melia, Administrator for Franciscan Care Center.

That quality and dedication to providing the best care is why Mr. Kaplan chose Franciscan Care Center again when he needed rehabilitation. “I like the therapists, particularly TJ. They all work well together. There is a lot of harmony as they work together,” he said.

Franciscan Care Center is the perfect setting for recuperating between hospitalization and home in one of their private suites. Franciscan Care Center’s post-acute rehabilitation program aids those recovering from acute situations such as cardiac conditions or stroke, fractures, hip and knee replacements, or illness. The professional team monitors each resident’s medical condition through specially-designed, individualized care plans. With a rehabilitation center and therapists just steps from their door, residents improve and grow stronger as the Franciscan Care staff adjusts care and services until they are ready to go home. The short stay at Franciscan Care Center is the perfect steppingstone from hospital to home.

According to Mr. Kaplan, he learned about Franciscan Care Center from a friend who recuperated there. “My friend said it was quiet; I like quiet,” he said.

Since his stay was longer the second time, Mr. Kaplan took advantage of some of the social gatherings at Franciscan Care Center. “It’s quiet and I had immediate access to help. There was a willingness in the people here to work with me,” he stated.

Franciscan Care Center is a place where spirituality and values are at the heart of its healing and nurturing ministry. Mr. Kaplan credits Sr. Jordan Schaefer, OSF, Director of Mission Integration and Chaplain, for getting better during his first stay at Franciscan Care Center, noting, “I was at a point that I was not getting better. Sr. Jordan prayed for me, and the next day, I started getting better. If the therapy didn’t work, Sr. Jordan’s prayers would,” he said with a chuckle. “Sr. Jordan stopped by every day and encouraged me.”

Although he is Jewish, Mr. Kaplan felt his spiritual needs were met. “Sr. Jordan said a prayer and I felt much better. Everyone needs prayers,” he said.

There is a reason that CHI Living Communities Franciscan Care Center says, “home is here.” Because leadership and staff have a passion around a common mission to improve lives and communities with reverence for all creation, integrity in all they do, compassion for those they serve and their families, and excellence by putting forth their personal and professional best.

Franciscan Care Center is located at 4111 Holland-Sylvania Road in the Sylvania area, providing premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation services as well as long-term care. Franciscan Care Center makes every person feel that home is truly here. To learn more, call 419-882-6582 or go to Follow Franciscan Care Center on Facebook.❦


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