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The Springs at Monarch Landing Sets A New Standard For Healing And Recovery

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The Springs at Monarch Landing, recently recognized by Edward Hospital as one of their preferred providers for skilled nursing rehabilitation, is setting a new standard for healing and recovery. When Barbara Bernstein of Naperville learned that she couldn't put off her knee replacement surgery any longer, she knew she'd have to make arrangements for her rehabilitation. "I knew I wanted to get the best physical therapy available. I didn't know anything about rehabilitation places around here and was hesitant to go into what I thought of as a nursing home," the 67-year old said, recalling the institutional nursing homes of her parents' and grandparents' generations.

The home health nurse who called Bernstein prior to her surgery mentioned The Springs. "She said that it was new and that it's nice and both of those things appealed to me," she said. A friend of Bernstein's toured shortly thereafter and reported "how lovely it was and how good the food was. She also said that the coffee was great because she knew that would matter to me." The Springs also had established a great reputation for their rehabilitation program.

Bernstein remained in the hospital three days after her surgery and then went to rehabilitate at The Springs.

Most importantly Bernstein said that she received extensive physical therapy and was able to return to her home and be independent after two weeks. "They really worked me hard so that I could recover quickly. I really liked the therapists. They were caring and very knowledgeable and very effective," she said.

Bernstein was delighted that The Springs offered a private room and bathroom. "I value my privacy," she said. "I knew I was going to need my sleep and I didn't want to be disturbed, nor did I want to be disturbing anyone else's sleep."

She was also thrilled that while living at The Springs, the day revolved around her preferences rather than a mandated schedule. "They let me sleep in. I'd wake up at 8:30, get dressed, and go eat," she said. "They'd let me order what I wanted to eat, and then cook it for me. That was amazing."

Bernstein said that the staff was quick to respond when she needed assistance with anything. "The ratio of staff to residents is really excellent. And the staff is very very nice. They were attentive."

The dietician was accommodating with Bernstein's dietary restrictions. "The food was very good. Who'd think that pot roast would be tasty? And there was a great variety. If I didn't like the main items on the menu, there's a whole other menu to pick from," she said.

"I would absolutely recommend The Springs to other people. I have been talking it up. I've said that if I ever needed rehab again, I'd go back to The Springs in a heartbeat," she said. "The private room, the wonderful food, the nice staff, the great therapy. If didn't feel at all like a nursing home. And they got me back on my feet quickly. It was a win-win situation."

Monarch Landing is a continuing care retirement community located on a scenic campus in Naperville, Illinois-named "one of America's best places to live and retire" by Modern Maturity, and "the best city for early retirement" by Kiplinger. Monarch Landing offers independent living, promoting a vibrant life style for active seniors. The Springs at Monarch Landing offers assisted living memory support, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, thus providing complete continuing care for seniors. Monarch Landing is owned by Senior Care Development and managed by Life Care Services. For additional information visit www.WelcomeToMonarchLanding.com or www.TheSpringsatMonarchLanding.com