I had lots of help with my transition from hospital to here and now I'm going home. Don't know if I could've done it without all the friendly help I received, everyone was positive reinforcement in order to help me return home. I've been to many places and nothing quite like the food here; I always looked forward to the delicious meals. All of the rehab staff are knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. Upon my arrival I needed extra time completing task in which the nursing and therapy staff were very patient with me. Nursing made it clear that it was okay to ask for help, they were always there to lend a helping hand.
Thank you so much - won't forget you all !!!
My name is Elizabeth Panus and as a resident of Pinellas Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since April 2, 2021, I was very pleasantly surprised by the kindness, helpfulness and professionalism of the staff. There were a few staff members who were inconsistent in their care, but for the most part I am very pleased with my overall care and feel I made great gains with all their help and resources.
The nursing staff, led by the the DON, were always on time with my meds and care, and answered all my questions. They took care of my concerns, big and small -- from glucose tests and administering meds to getting me water and snacks, and helping me to shower. They even treated me to my favorite drinks (green tea & bottled water). They were willing to WORK WITH ME while managing my diabetes and sincerely listened to my input as I shared 45 years of experience living with this disease. It was refreshing to find individuals who "got me", and actually LISTENED and truly understood my needs! The CNA's delivered fresh water daily & whenever I needed it, helped me with my meals, clothes and dressing. They beautifully made up my bed every morning and were always available even to take me outside in the sun to walk and enjoy the fresh air.
The Rehab Staff ; led by Barbara Booker, are exceptional and I feel that I made my most physical gains in over 2 years while I was here at Pinellas Point. The PTA Shantelle and the COTA Rachelle addressed all of my daily functioning needs that I was previously having difficulty with after GI issue, spine injury and Diabetes. I truly believe a nursing home and rehab center is only as good as their Rehab Staff. Everyone on the entire Rehab Team went over and beyond to accommodate my schedule, my moods and my fatigue. They were very positive and greeted me every morning with a smile which in turn helped me to participate to my fullest potential. Most importantly, they made my rehab fun and even when I felt grumpy, I looked forward to it. When in the Rehab gym, I was acknowledged and spoken to even if I was not working with a certain therapist.
As I get ready to move on to the next stage at an Assisted Living Facility, I feel stronger, more confident and especially hopeful due to the care I received at Pinellas Point. I highly recommend Pinellas Point for anyone looking for Rehab services. Also, I just wanted to say the food is delish!!!!