The Grand Oaks Community
Grande Oaks has a long history as an outstanding healthcare provider in the Oakwood community. We are conveniently located off I-271 nestled in the beautiful Oakwood Village.
The facility has built a reputation for providing dedicated staff who are trained to assist in reducing anxiety during transitions from home or hospital to our care facility. We offer up to 75 beds with private and shared suites.
Our fabulous activities department maintains therapeutic recreational programs, while the therapy department goes the extra mile to improve residents’ quality of life. Grande Oaks accepts Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most major insurances.
Think Grande Oaks!
Our goal for short-term rehabilitation is to get you the care you need and get you back home as safely and quickly as possible. Grande Oaks is a quaint environment with care options for various diagnoses and 7-day-a -week therapy services. We focus on grooming/bathing techniques and home management to get you one step closer to home.
Our specialized services include:
- Post-stroke acute recovery care
- Diabetes management
- Pain management
- Intensive IV management for infection treatment or fluids
- Dialysis, chronic and acute renal diseases
- Outpatient hemodialysis
- Nutrition management
- Psychiatric Services
- Podiatry Services
- Bi-Pap/C-Pap care
Long Term Care
For some, it may be time for a higher level of care. When available, Grande Oaks offers the most affordable long-term care options. We provide individualized physical, occupational and speech therapies for all our short- and long-term residents.
Our facility care programs include:
- Balance coordination
- Strength training
- Fine gross motor control therapy
- Cognitive skill
- Ancillary services
- Round-the-clock nursing care
- Alzheimer’s and dementia care
- Daily activities for all residents
Grande Oaks is one of the few centers in Ohio that provides ventilator services and respiratory therapy. Our ventilator unit provides patients with BIPAP and CPAP monitoring and breathing treatments. Our in-house physician and respiratory therapists are on-site 24/7 to regularly monitor respiratory needs.
We have a proven track record of weaning patients from ventilator support, oxygen therapy and the discontinuation of artificial airways.
Our pulmonary expertise supports those with the following conditions:
- Mechanical ventilator dependence
- Acute respiratory distress and ailments
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Post-surgical complications
- Spinal cord injuries
- Stroke and brain injuries
- Metabolic encephalopathy
Pulmonary Care at Embassy Healthcare
At Embassy Healthcare, we understand having a Pulmonary Unit with a dedicated staff can drastically reduce rehospitalization, allow for a faster recovery, and foster a better quality of life for our patients and residents. Our Pulmonary Care Program, EMPOWER PULMONARY, strives to help our short-term and long-term residents with diagnoses of COPD, pneumonia, asthma, or respiratory failure re-establish their highest functioning pulmonary status.
Grande Oaks' Pulmonary Team is led by Dr. Anthony DiMarco!
Dr. Anthony DiMarco received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He has been in practice for more than 20 years and specializes in Pulmonology and Pleural Disease.
Embassy's Wound Care Program is led by Dr. Marc Berkowitz
Dr. Marc A. Berkowitz started practicing Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the greater Cleveland area in 2007. Dr. Berkowitz has special interests in Wound Care, Reconstructive Foot Surgery, Sports Medicine and Diabetic Foot Care. Dr. Berkowitz graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2004 where he served as an adjunct clinical faculty member. He completed a three year surgical foot and ankle residency at University Hospitals Health System/Richmond Heights where he served as a clinical attending. During his post-graduate residency, Dr. Berkowitz received specialized training in Pediatric Lower Extremity Surgery in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Berkowitz currently owns and operates Wound Care Consultants LLC, a multi-specialty company composed of physicians and nurse practitioners that render conservative and invasive care to patients residing in post-acute type facilities. Dr. Berkowitz is double American Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine and Wound Healing.
What is Wound Care?
What is the Wound care program?
The wound program would be more of a preventive program to start. Reviewing new admissions/ being proactive with current residents in identifying nutrition and surface selection for the residents. Weekly rounds and communication between the facility and the wound provider. Weekly and monthly outcome tracking.
Why is it a good program?
Our wound program is good because we focus on being proactive with new and current residents to help reduce the chances of new wounds to develop. When wound care is needed the physicians look at the entire care of the residents and address them holistically with the IDT.
What are the benefits of the program?
Staff and resident education by the provider. 7 day provider available to assist with complex wounds on admission/ skin sweeps. Advance skin substitutes for wound healing.
Who are the providers?
Please see the list of physicians in the accordion below. Click on a physician’s name and title to read their biography.
Embassy’s Fantastic Providers
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Kenneth Arsham, M.D.
Kenneth Arsham M.D was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C in 1979 and completed a General Surgery residency and Plastic Surgery fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Dr. Arsham received specialized training in Laser surgery in the 1980’s and taught nationally. Wound Care was always part of his practice and after further wound training from Healogics in 2009. He became actively involved in the South Pointe Wound Care Center. Also, he speaks nationally on wound healing on behalf of Smith-Nephew. He has served as a wound care provider for Wound Care Consultants, LLC since 2019.
Dr. Arsham is the past chief of the Department of Surgery at South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital and has been the chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery since 1990. He has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1987.
Rachel Askew, FNP-BC, WCC, Nurse Practitioner
Rachel Askew, FNP-BC, WCC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in wound and ostomy care with Dr. Marc Berkowitz at Wound Care Consultants, LLC. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Ohio University in Athens, and then earned her Master of Science degree at Kaplan University in Chicago, Illinois. She holds her national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Rachel has more than 15 years of nursing experience in acute, subacute, and outpatient care settings. Rachel has a passion for wound care, healing hands, is a member and board certified in wound care through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO).
Shari Villafane, Nurse Practitioner
Shari Villafane, a board-certified nurse practitioner, has lived in the Cleveland area for thirteen years. She graduated with her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018 from Chamberlain University. Shari’s clinical rotations were spent in a family practice, a pediatrics’ office, and in an urgent care. Shari has been practicing Urology for two and a half years. Shari has more than ten years of experience in the medical field. Prior to urology, Shari worked in Women’s health for 4 years as nurse and sent the time as a member of the research team. Shari also spent time as a nurse in the float pool.