Lake Vista Opens Rehab and Skilled Nursing Unit

Posted on January 23, 2007 in In The News

Executive Director Mary Cochran today announced that Lake Vista of Cortland, 303 N. Mecca St., received its licensure from the Ohio Department of Health for its new Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Adding skilled nursing and rehabilitation care makes Lake Vista a full continuing care retirement community to better meet the increasing demands of its current residents and the growing needs of older adults in the Cortland area.

While Medicare and Medicaid certifications are pending, Lake Vista is open for any private pay resident.

The expansion, a renovation and reengineering of existing space, includes 14 private nursing units and 24 semi-private nursing units. It will allow the retirement community to provide rehabilitation following surgery, stroke, etc. and nursing care to Lake Vista residents on the campus and the surrounding area.

In addition to the nursing and rehab center, Lake Vista, an Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) community, offers villa homes, apartments and assisted living.

“We are pleased to offer our residents and the Cortland community greater peace of mind with this needed expansion – it will help us to meet the future demand for nursing care and it is consistent with the OPRS and Lake Vista mission of providing needed care in the communities we serve,” Cochran said. “We think people will be pleased with the new options in rehab and skilled nursing because they offer the same quality and home-like setting people have come to expect from Lake Vista.”

OPRS is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio. With headquarters in Columbus, OPRS serves 4,500 residents annually, operates 11 adult day centers and offers Senior Independence services to nearly 49,000 older adults in 36 Ohio counties.