Bettendorf Health Care Center has provided skilled nursing, respite care, and short-term care to residents for 40 years. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, but easily accessible from the Quad Cities, the center is convenient for families to visit and stay involved in the care goals for their loved one. The center has a comprehensive therapy program administered by an experienced and compassionate staff eager to help residents live to the fullest every day.
With private and semi-private rooms certified for both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as several nicely decorated Medicare-certified suites, Bettendorf Health Care Center encourages residents to personalize their rooms for maximum comfort. They can also enjoy entertaining family and friends in one of the center's four spacious lodges.
Bettendorf Health Care Center residents stay busy with a robust activities program and a full range of recreational choices. Beyond all the therapies and recreations is a caring and compassionate staff that works tirelessly to ensure every resident has the support they need to thrive.
Bettendorf Health Care Center offers a full set of on-site therapeutic and rehabilitation services for skilled nursing, respite care, and short term care residents. Our goal is to safely return residents to their highest level of functioning so they can resume their lives as normally as possible. The center also offers memory care for those struggling with memory issues, and hospice care is available if needed.
The therapies and medical services offered at Bettendorf include:
Bettendorf Health Care Center features private and semi-private rooms, as well as several Medicare-certified suites, with comfortable surroundings in which residents can flourish through rehabilitation and care. Our dedicated nursing and therapy staff works closely with our activities coordinator to create a full slate of on-site activities, as well as outings in the Quad Cities. Regular activities at Bettendorf include games, arts and crafts, religious services, music appreciation, group physical activities, life skills, and quiet relaxation.
Our on-site dietitian designs a nutritious and delicious menu with choices at each meal, and the center has complimentary cable television and wireless internet access for residents and guests to enjoy. Additionally, the on-site beauty/barber shop is a popular stop for many residents, especially before special family event days.
Jason Woodford is 42. Born on August 19th, 1974. He is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Jason enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Whenever time and weather would allow he was out on his bike “enjoying the ride”. August 6th, 2016 is the day everything changed for him. He had been on his bike most of the day with fellow riders it was late in the evening when Jason decided it was time to head home that’s when Jason says “I messed up” it was just a split second decision that changed my life forever.” My hat blew off and I turned my head and reached up to grab it and that’s when the crash happened.”
Jason does not remember anything after that. Jason was taken to a local hospital and then flown to the University of Iowa because of his critical condition. He had multiple fractures, wounds on his arms and upper body from contact with the concrete and head and brain injury. His mom recalls the first conversation with the staff at the University of Iowa and the statement “he may not make it”. His mom being a retired nurse knew his situation was serious but had faith her son would make it through. Jason says he does not remember much of his stay at the hospital or even much of his first two weeks here at Bettendorf Health Care Center. Jason was at the U of I for 47 days during that time he had skin grafts applied to his upper body and arms and as the days went on the swelling in brain went down and his condition became less critical and it was time to leave the hospital. However, there was no way Jason could go home. He need 24 hour care total assistance with all of his activities of daily living.
His wife worked full time and his mother was not able to provide the care he needed so the hospital made referrals to skilled nursing facilities in the area. Jason’s mom recalls being told that the only facility that would accept him was Bettendorf Health Care Center so arrangements were made to transfer Jason back to his home town. Jason’s first couple days at BHCC were “challenging” for the nursing staff says Christine the Director of Nursing at BHCC. First and foremost we wanted to make him “safe” Jason had involuntary body movement on his left side and that made it difficult to keep him in a bed or even a chair so the nursing and maintenance team put their heads together and came up with a way to keep Jason safe from bodily injury yet not restrained in a bed or chair. Then it was time for Therapy to start.
Jason participated in Physical and Occupational therapy during his stay at Bettendorf Health Care Center. They started with small tasks like range of motion for his arms and legs and building his strength little by little day by day Jason became stronger physically and mentally. He went from needing to sit in a high back wheel chair to sitting in a regular wheel chair being able to get up out of his wheel chair with assistance and standing at the parallel bars to standing with no assistance and finally walking. Jason graduated from walking with a walker and needing cueing to walking with stand by assistance with just a cane. Jason says he does not need the cane to walk with but because he “has dizzy spells” as a result of the head injury.
Jason says one of the things that have helped him to heal is the love and support of his family and friends. HE said “family is the most important” and them pushing and making sure he got the care he needed when he was not able to do that himself and being there for him and encouraging him to fight and work through the pain and frustration he felt. And BHCC for giving him a chance he says the staff here are “awesome at what they do” and his mom said she has told the staff and doctors at the U of I as well as friends and family. “If you know of anyone that has a brain injury or their situation was as critical as Jason’s go to BHCC they do an amazing job”.
Jason was at BHCC for 37 days and discharged to an acute inpatient rehab center to continue with therapy. I asked Jason what his plans were for the future and he said “I am going to continue on. It would be cool if I could get back to doing concrete work again but right now I just want to heal. I want to spend time with my family and get better because without family you don’t have anything” Jason says he is done with bikes and says he is going to take on a new hobby “hot rods” fixing up old cars or something like that but he is not going to push it “one day at a time “.
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