Visit to Healthwin

October 25th, 2005

healthwinLast Monday I paid a visit to the Healthwin Specialized Care Facility in Clay Township.

Originally constructed as a tuberculosis hospital in the 1930’s, Healthwin is not only architecturally impressive; it is impressive in the quality of care it provides for its residents.

Residents and their family members were uniformly positive about the dedicated staff and administration at Healthwin. From physical therapy classes to a visiting dog program it was clear Healthwin strives to improve the quality of life of its patients.

Two-thirds of Indiana nursing home patients are on Medicaid, and they must be approved by the state prior to admittance.

I spoke with Healthwin administrators, board members, and a representative from the Indiana Health Care Association about the financial and quality of care challenges they face.

healthwin inside

Nursing homes are part of a continuum of care ranging from outpatient therapy and home care to hospitalization. It is important that Indiana maintain a variety of health care options for our senior citizens and those with disabilities.

St. Joseph County can be proud of the healthcare asset it has in Healthwin.

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