The Parkside Community
Parkside is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that specializes in respiratory care. We are conveniently located between Dayton and Cincinnati in Fairfield, OH, between Route 4 and Pleasant Ave. Our facility boasts a dedicated ventilation unit with a 24-hour respiratory care specialist.
Parkside is a Veterans Affairs contract facility and can accommodate long term care patients, as well as short term rehabilitation. Thanks to our dedicated staff, our residents and patients will find it easy to call Parkside “home.”
Short Term Skilled Nursing
Parkside has offered superb care to our short-term rehab patients for generations in the greater Cincinnati area. This unit consists of amenities like private rooms and bathrooms, a salon and bistro areas. Contract several local physicians who are here to serve you. Our center offers the lowest private room rate in the area and accepts Medicare and most private insurances.
Clinical capabilities include:
- Wound Management
- Tracheostomy Management and Care
- Stroke Post-Acute Recovery Care
- Diabetes Management
- Congestive Heart Failure Post-Acute Recovery Care
- Pulmonary Care
- Strength and balance services
- Pain Management
- IV management
- Nutrition Management
- Psychiatric Services
- Audiology, Dentistry and Podiatry Services
- Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Bariatric Services
Long Term Care
Parkside offers the most affordable long-term care options to all residents of our community. If you’re looking for a higher level of care or need extra assistance, visit Parkside. Our clinical and recreational services provide you with a sense of independence and specialized attention.
At Parkside, you receive:
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s services
- In-House Physician services
- Transportation to and from appointments
- Round-the-clock nursing care
- Ancillary services
- Housekeeping services
- Restorative therapy
Our facility has over ten years of experience supporting ventilator patients, trachea collar patients, and those who need cough assist. We also specialize in ventilator rehabilitation to wean patients off breathing machines. Parkside’s respiratory therapy team are on staff 24/7. Our facility also employs a pulmonologist, medical director and nurse practitioner.
Our pulmonary expertise supports those with:
- Mechanical ventilator dependence
- COPD and emphysema
- Acute Respiratory Distress
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Acute respiratory ailments
- BIPAP and CPAP care
- Post-surgical complications
- Spinal cord injuries
- Stroke and brain injuries
- Metabolic encephalopathy
- Ineffective Airway Clearance
At Parkside, we understand the sacrifice that you or your loved one have made to keep us safe, and now it’s our job to pay it forward. We are blessed to be a certified/contracted veterans’ facility and provide for those who have VA benefits and would like to use them during their stay. Parkside offers outings, events and activities that help our veterans maintain a safe and satisfying life during their stay with us.
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.
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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Jodi Newsome, Nurse Practitioner
Jodi Newsome is a Nurse Practitioner certified with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) since September 2011. Jodi graduated June 2011 from the University of Cincinnati’s with her master’s degree in nursing with a focus in acute care. Jodi has a background in Cardiac health and Primary care. She became wound care certified in March 2012 and has worked in the field of wound care and primary care since. Jodi works as a Nurse Practitioner with a focus on Holistic Wound Care with Wound Care Consultants. Jodi takes great pride in her occupation and gives care for each patient as if they were her own family member.