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Nursing & Rehabilitation

35990 Westminister Ave
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

The Northridge Community

At Northridge, our experienced therapy team will assist you with your rehab in a newly remodeled and expanded therapy gym that features state-of-the-art equipment. We’re here for you every step of the way as you work toward making a full and speedy recovery.

Northridge has spent over three decades in our community, building a reputation for successful therapy outcomes thanks to the longevity of our nursing and management staff. When you come to Northridge, you will get the chance to build a quality relationship with your caregivers.

Our facility houses 98 beds in semi-private skilled rehabilitation rooms and private and semi-private long term care units.

Think Northridge!

Short Term Skilled Nursing

You will have access to top-rated physical, occupation and speech therapies when you stay at Northridge. Our RNs and LPNs are available 24/7, so you can rest assured you won’t be without assistance and support when you need it.

We offer respite care so family caregivers can rest, vacation or run errands knowing their loved one is safe.

Other Services include:

  • Advanced diagnostics
  • IV therapy and tracheotomy care
  • Wound care, from an on-site certified wound nurse
  • Pain management
  • Fall reduction programming
  • Registered dietitian services
  • Dental, podiatry, optometry and audiology care
  • Hospice care

Long Term Care

Northridge is proud to be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained staff, so you receive the best therapy services available. Patients with dysphagia or facial weakness will benefit from E-Swallow therapy, which stimulates the muscles associated with swallowing.

Our facility boasts virtual reality technology, including:

Omni-VR: a virtual reality technology used for dynamic balance training, specifically post-stroke.

OmniCycle Elite: a motor-assist operation that provides full, partial, or active support during strength training.

Estim/Ultrasound Modality: a machine that facilitates improving functional outcomes and reducing pain, like those with arthritis.

Amenities

Northridge boasts an exceptional survey history that reflects our degree of quality care. We provide our patients with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including outings on our facility’s bus. Transportation to and from appointments is also available.

Interactive recreational activities are available seven days a week with a range of generational preferences.

Wound Care

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 Physicians

Click on the tabs below to read about our fantastic team of physicians.

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.

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