Roger Willis’s sister was very apprehensive in making the difficult decision of bringing her loved one into a Skilled Nursing Facility, during such a critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ease her fears, our Executive Director reached out to her and explained in depth, the proactive approach that The Lodge at Brookline is taking to address the COVID-19 crisis. After several conversations with our Executive Director, his sister Kenna decided that The Lodge at Brookline would be the best place for her brother.
According to his sister Kenna, the progress Mr. Willis has made in the past two weeks has been a great surprise to her. “To my surprise,” his sister Kenna expressed, “he has increased strength, can brush his teeth and is walking more.” She went further to say that he is better than he was 5 years ago. He is more conversational, eats more, and loves the food that is served at The Lodge. Their original plan was for Mr. Willis to stay at The Lodge at Brookline as a Long-Term care resident, however due to the improvement he has made, he now has plans to return home. His sister Kenna emailed the whole family, excited about his progress. In her daily check-ins with our Executive Director, she expressed how pleased she is with his progress.
The Lodge at Brookline is excited about the progress that Roger Willis has made, and will continue to celebrate every milestone along his journey. We enjoy having Mr. Willis as part of our family, and are looking forward to more surprises and “awe moments” in his recovery, within our Rapid Recovery Suites. Even in the midst of a national crisis, The Lodge at Brookline will continue to be committed to providing exceptional physical, emotional, and spiritual care to each of our residents, families, and staff.
Still loving it since day 1
Resident Wantland has resided at the Lodge At Brookline since the first day the community opened. As a resident at the Lodge, she enjoys socializing with residents and employees alike. Recently, Wantland has found a new significant role as a Resident Ambassador. Though she may not call herself an ambassador, Wantland fits that role perfectly. She loves to welcome new residents into the Lodge Family, as well as inviting them to the activities and programs offered within the community. Being the longest residing resident, Wantland has shared that she simply loves the fact that there are friendly staff here! Wantland also added that the geographic location of the community makes it easy for her family, friends and loved ones to visit her. From day one until now, Resident Wantland expresses that she loves the comfortable friendly atmosphere of the Lodge. We, at the Lodge are so happy to have Resident Wantland as part of our family. Her presence here has made this Community a bright and cheerful place to live. The Lodge At Brookline is modeled on a superior resident-centered, comprehensive care program. We serve generations of Oklahomans, offering modern, professional and compassionate care.