Located in beautiful Clear Lake, Iowa, our home and activities maintain a lake theme. In 1965 Oakwood was known as Ritter's Oakwood Manor and was owned and operated by Roger and Marilyn Ritter. In December of 1973, ABCM Corporation purchased Oakwood Manor and changed the name to Oakwood Care Center.
Oakwood Care Center partners with experienced therapists for those who need physical, occupational and speech therapy. Oakwood also offers an Outpatient Therapy Center within the facility for those needing therapy services while at home. Life is different at Oakwood because of Person Directed Care. Person Directed Care is a philosophy we practice to offer residents more choices in their day-to-day living. Person Directed Care is practiced throughout the Oakwood from the dietary department that prepares favorite resident meals, activities, housekeeping, to the Advisory Board. Residents make the decision as to when to get up, eat, bathe, go to bed, and attend activities. Whirlpool spas feature flat screen TV's, DVD players, towel warmers and lights that dim to offer a pleasant spa-like bathing experience for residents. Our activity department provides exciting and stimulating activities which include Lady of the Lake Cruises, casino trips, drives to see the leaves, visits to local restaurants and museums.
Consistent staffing, another aspect of Person Directed Care, ensures that residents are cared for by the same caregiver at least 85% of the time. This continuity of care ensures that residents feel safe and more secure as they receive care. Caregivers are able to recognize changes in the resident. Residents and caregivers develop very important and meaningful relationships.
We partner with our local health care professionals and hospitals to ensure the best possible care:
Our many amenities will make you feel right at home:
For financial assistance or information contact the Administrator or Office Manager. They will be happy to assist you.