Forest Hills Center Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
2841 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus Ohio 43231
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- On-Site Medical Staff
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Dietary Accommodations
- Transportation Services
- Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Staff
- Medication Management
- Planned Activities
- Pet Friendly
- Multiple Floor Plans
- Private Rooms
- Fitness Center
- Activity Space
- Theater Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Free Wi-Fi
- Senior Living
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
- At-Home Care
- Respite Care
Located in Columbus, Ohio, Forest Hills Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation community offering full-time and short-term residential care, as well as respite care services.
Our tranquil, relaxing environment is close to cultural and social activities, and we have a full calendar, which includes live entertainment, outings, dancing, exercise, crafts and game nights. Plus, our beautiful grounds feature well-maintained walking paths residents can enjoy at their leisure.
Our convenient amenities and services include:
On-site beauty/barber shop
Skilled Nursing Services
We also attend to the medical needs of our residents and have nursing staff on-site 24/7. Some of the medical services we provide the Columbus area include:
Assistance with daily tasks, including eating and dressing
Physical, occupational and speech therapy
Adult Day Services
At Forest Hills Adult Day Center, we specialize in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and neurodegenerative disease care. We have an attending neurologist on staff, as well as an on-site therapy department. Our adult day services program allows you opportunity to work, run errands or just take a day for yourself.
Though our Columbus community is comfortable and residents can move about as they please, our grounds are completely secure, so you’ll have peace of mind that your loved ones are safe. Through activities, exercise programs, arts & crafts, group outings and music, we make sure our participants get the most out of their stay with us. Also, meals are all provided while in our care.
It’s all affordable, too. We are participants in the Passport, Senior Options, Care Giver Grants, Ohio Health Plan, Medicaid and private pay among others. If you need help sorting out the particulars, let us know. We’re happy to liaise with your insurance company to make the necessary arrangements for your loved one.
Dementia Care is a top-priority at Forest Hills Center
It can be difficult when you have a loved one who has dementia. It can often be exhausting for families to help their loved one during this time of their life.
That is why the team at Forest Hills Center has a staff dedicated to working with families in order to provide the best dementia care for all of our patients.
As one of only two facilities in the Columbus area that specializes in dementia care, we know how to care for residents with dementia. Our staff and physicians ask detailed questions about your loved one so we can better connect with them on a daily basis. Information that is gathered from is used to develop individual plans for each of our residents so that they will have the best experience possible.
When a new resident comes to Forest Hills for dementia care, we measure their physical, mental and cognitive health to determine which of our communities will best fit their needs. Our staff also receives continuous education about dementia so that your loved one receives the best care available.
Care that is provided
All residents with dementia at Forest Hills Center are tended to 24/7. Our dedicated team works diligently with each resident to help alleviate the stress dementia can cause family and friends. Relieving you of this stress means you will be able to cherish each minute that you share with your loved one.
We make sure that your loved one is cared for at all times. That is why our staff is specially trained to remind residents to eat, bathe and take their medications. Our facility is designed specifically to cater to residents living with dementia in order to minimize the chances of injury. There is also a secure border that prevents residents from wandering away from our facility.
When you have a family member living with dementia, you can be sure they will receive the best care available in Columbus when you bring them to Forest Hills Center. Call us at 888-975-1379 to schedule an appointment meet the staff that will be caring for your loved one.
Dr. Douglas Scharre
Douglas Scharre, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist who has been the medical director at Forest Hills for many years.
Dr. Scharre has a long history of working with dementia patients prior to coming to Forest Hills. Dr. Scharre joined the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in 1993 and has completed research in the areas of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. He is particularly interested in dementia-related behaviors and degenerative dementias. Over the years, he has been published in several books and journals, where he has shared his research on a number of neurological disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and many others.
Before moving to Ohio, Dr. Scharre received his medical degree from Georgetown University and later complete his neurology residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in 1987. Four years later Dr. Scharre completed a two-year fellowship at UCLA in the area of Neurobehavior.
services-assisted-livingWhat is Assisted Living?
Assisted Living is a long-term care option for seniors who want to live as independently as possible, but still need help with daily activities, such as housekeeping and preparing meals. Assisted Living services also provide for medical needs such as medication management, wound care and physical therapy.
Who Should Explore Assisted Living?
Seniors in the transition between independent living and full-time nursing care are well-suited for assisted living.
Whether you’re living at home by yourself, staying with family, or residing in an independent living community, you’ll reach a point where you just need a little extra attention. Maybe you can’t get around as easily as you once could. Perhaps you’re forgetting to take your medication as scheduled. Transitioning into an assisted living community will give you the help you need and let you maintain a sense of independence.
Signs that it’s time to explore your assisted living options include:
Having trouble managing medication
Inability to keep up with housekeeping
Skipping meals or eating poorly
Home safety issues such as inadequate lighting
Forgetting to pay bills on time
Benefits of Assisted Living
One of the biggest benefits of an assisted living community is the availability of full-service nursing care on an as-needed basis. Embassy’s assisted living communities have a fully licensed nursing staff available 24-hours a day for scheduled and unscheduled needs.
You can also take advantage of regularly scheduled outings and social activities.
Other benefits of assisted living, including:
Reduced incidence of hospitalization
Improved physical and emotional health
Safety and security
Improved family relationships
Embassy’s Assisted Living Services
If you need a little extra help with your daily tasks, our assisted living communities in Ohio may be just what you’re looking for. Our living spaces include studio suites, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites, each with a kitchenette and full bath. Small pets are welcome, too.
We help with managing medication, transportation for errands, trips and activities, and other daily tasks. We also offer an on-site hair salon, activity programs, and three home-cooked meals each day. At Embassy, we make it easy to be a part of our community and lean on us for support while maintaining your independence.
We even offer short-term assisted living services for seniors following hospitalization or injury. During your rehabilitation, we can provide you with a safe, comfortable environment to serve as your home away from home.
Call us at 888-975-1379 to schedule a tour of our assisted living community today.
services-dementiaWhen time takes hold, it can be difficult to hang onto our memories.
Dementia isn’t a disease, but rather a collection of symptoms associated with a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s. People living with dementia can have trouble remembering things like the names of their children or how to fasten a button.
Science can’t explain why, but dementia affects each person differently. That’s why we take special measures to ensure that your loved one’s care is tailored to his or her specific needs.
What to expect from Embassy
Our care team works closely with families and physicians to learn our residents’ stories, and their likes and dislikes. So we’ll ask you a lot of questions, like “does he like spaghetti?”, “what’s her favorite song?”, and “when she was a child, what did she want to be when she grew up?” These bits of information help us connect to your loved one on a personal level.
We also pay special attention to our residents’ habits and discover what makes them most comfortable so we can adjust the environment and programming to their changing needs.
Embassy Healthcare has several centers throughout Ohio, designed to care for patients in all stages of dementia from confused and disoriented to late-stage cognitive loss. Our care team also collaborates with dementia experts to craft individual care plans for each of our residents that will guide them through this journey.
Benefits of Residential Dementia Care
We want to keep our loved ones with us as long as we can, but caring for someone with dementia is a 24/7/365 commitment, and it can be challenging both financially and emotionally.
Our professional care team takes the stress out of the equation and enables your family to cherish the time you spend with your loved one.
There are other benefits, too.
Safety- Our care centers are designed especially for people living with dementia to minimize the chance for injury.
Security- Our beautiful grounds are easy to navigate, but our secure borders prevent residents from wandering off.
Wellness- Our care team will make sure your loved one remembers to eat, bathe and take medications.
Don’t wait for a serious incident to occur at home. Call us at 888-975-1379 to make an appointment to tour our community and meet our care team.
Care Team Credentials
Our doctors and nurses have all the certifications they need to provide medical care, but they’re also specially trained to work with people living with dementia. And they’re constantly pursuing continuing education to stay current on the latest treatments, information and dementia research.
Dementia Care Assessments
When we meet a new resident, we perform several different assessments, including:
MDS- Measures physical, psychological and psychosocial function.
BIMS- Helps determine if mental status is altered.
Allen Cognitive Testing- Evaluates a person’s ability to understand verbal cues and motor skills.
These assessment tools help us determine which care community will best suited for your loved one’s condition-based needs. And because your loved one is directly involved in these assessments, we’re able to build a more customized care plan to meet those needs.
With hospice and palliative care, your loved one’s final days are made as comfortable as possible. When the time for hospice care arrives, contact Embassy Healthcare.
While we don’t have our own hospice company, third-party companies can provide care to patients alongside our staff. Our goal is to work with your hospice provider to ensure that the end-of-life process is the best it can be.
If you’re searching for hospice care options, please let us know. We can refer you to Ohio companies that we know and trust.
Hospice Care at a Glance
We partner with the third-party hospice of your choosing or our recommendation.
Hospice and palliative professionals work alongside our staff.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is short-term care designed for adults with special medical needs. Respite care can range from a few hours to overnight and extended stays. You can utilize respite care services as frequently as you need to, without a commitment to a particular community.
The Benefits of Respite Care
Caring for a loved one at home is rewarding, certainly, but it can also be difficult to balance your needs and theirs. The stress of providing home care can affect your work productivity and take an emotional and physical toll on your entire family.
Respite care gives home caregivers an opportunity to work, run errands, clean up around the house, or even take a much-needed vacation.
There are several benefits to respite care.
Delayed full-time nursing care, which controls care costs
Reduced caregiver strain and stress, as well as associated mortality risks
Improved family dynamic and function
Reduced hospitalization for respite care recipients
Improved physical and emotional health for both the caregiver and the respite care recipient
Embassy Healthcare’s respite care services are designed specifically with our guests and their caregivers in mind, and we have several communities throughout Ohio that can provide the short-term care you need. We even offer special respite care services for those with Alzheimer’s and related illnesses.
Your loved one will receive individual attention and quality personal and medical care, so you won’t have to worry while you’re away. Our facilities have a licensed nursing staff that’s available 24 hours a day, as well as fun activity programs to keep your loved one engaged and socialized.
How Often Can I Use Respite Care?
You can use Embassy’s respite care services just once, if you like. We also offer programs that allow for half-day and full-day respite care, as well as extended-stay respite care.
We’ll be happy to look after your loved one during the day while you’re at work, on the weekends when you need to run errands, or even while you take an extended vacation.
Call us at 888-975-1379 to make respite care arrangements for your loved one today.
Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled nursing services are an important part of the care we provide at our communities throughout Ohio.
All of our skilled nursing communities offer a variety of care types, including:
Short-term care- multi-day or multi-week care for individuals recovering from injury or illness and transitioning into home care or an extended care community.
Long-term care- extended care for those who need daily assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, and getting around. These needs can arise as a result of compound disabilities, memory impairment and/or chronic illness.
Respite care- half-day or full-day care that allows home care providers to run errands, attend events, or even take a vacation.
What is Skilled Nursing Care?
Skilled Nursing Care describes the medical services our care team provides to our residents. Skilled nursing care may be necessary for your loved one following a hospital stay for an illness or injury, or on a long-term basis.
Our staff physicians work closely with our patients’ doctors and our staff nurses to deliver the same kind of care you’d expect in a hospital environment. Our nursing staff can tend to post-operative wounds, oversee the dispensing of medications, deliver infusion treatments, and provide support for chronic conditions such as:
We also have the personnel to deliver physical, occupational and speech therapies, including post-stroke therapy, on site. And like other care communities, we provide custodial care, including help with eating, dressing and other daily activities.
Embassy’s Skilled Nursing Qualifications
In order to call our communities skilled nursing facilities, we have to meet a strict set of qualifications set by the federal government and the state of Ohio, including:
Nursing staff levels
24-hour LPN or RN availability
Nursing staff qualifications
Each member of our nursing team has completed the necessary education to earn their nursing degree and licensure, and participated in continuing education to maintain their credentials. Several members of our care team also have additional training in specialized areas such as pulmonary and cardiac nursing care.
Our Skilled Nursing Communities
Embassy Healthcare has skilled nursing communities across Ohio from Cleveland and Columbus to Cincinnati and Dayton. We offer a wide range of post-operative care, long-term care, and rehabilitation services, and our certified and compassionate nursing staff is available 24/7 to care for any medical needs that may arise.
The health and happiness of our residents is our top priority, so we strive to provide a warm, home-like healing environment. In addition to expert medical care, we also provide our residents with the opportunity to socialize and engage in both planned and spontaneous activities.
If you’re looking for a care community for your loved one, Embassy Healthcare has one close by. Find an Embassy community in your area and make arrangements for a tour today.