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Patricia Peck, Embassy Rehab and Care Center’s administrator.
A fully complete and
updated rehab facility.
Embassy reception area.
A hub of activity is frequented by Administrator Patricia Peck.
Spotlight on Embassy Rehab and Care Center
SB’s Embassy Rehab and Care
Center aims to be just like home
By Erin Sandage, SBA Feature Writer
(SB) - Moving a loved one from their home into a care facility is never easy. But the transition can go much smoother when you choose a facility like Embassy Rehab and Care Center, located at 206 Port Neal Road in Sergeant Bluff.
“Our facility is different from other facilities as we are small and we have a homelike environment,” said Patricia Peck, Embassy Rehab and Care Center’s administrator. “We are a family style facility that has in-house therapy and homestyle meals.”
Embassy Rehab and Care Center, which provides both long- and short-term care, offers programs and services that help residents feel at home while still getting the care they need. Services like those they’d receive at home include housekeeping, laundry and room maintenance, coordination of transportation to and from appointments and three meals a day plus snacks. There is also a beautician who comes in, as well as a spa room with a whirlpool tub for residents for are looking for relaxation.
The facility’s team works hard to make sure every resident feels comfortable, no matter how long their stay. The 60-unit facility has both private and double-occupancy rooms. Indoor seating areas give residents a space to relax, like a family room, with a more home-like feeling.
Residents can take advantage of nice weather by sitting outside in the courtyard which features a gazebo and community garden.
“Our residents like going outside when it’s nice and watch the community garden grow,” Peck added.
Recreational and social programming gives residents the opportunity to enhance both their physical and psychosocial wellness. Peck said the residents love to have happy hour, ingo and special activities such as having a senior prom, Thanksgiving dinner with the staff and a Christmas party.
To celebrate the holidays, Peck said they held a Thanksgiving dinner and and Christmas and New Year’s parties. Carolers came and sang for the residents during the holiday season as well.
Aside from the homelike features that sets Embassy Rehab and Care Center apart from other care facilities in the area, it also employs a full team of medical professionals who provide excellent services to the residents. Those services include medication management, assistance with bathing and dressing, wound care, coordinated services with outside healthcare professionals along with therapy services like physical, occupation and speech therapies.
A medical director works with the director of nursing and helps guide the nursing team. The in-house nursing team consists of nurses, certified nursing assistants and medication aides. The medical team also keeps in communication with each of the resident’s primary care physicians. Other providers, such as audiologists or podiatrists, are referred to when needed.
“We also work with several hospices in the Siouxland area,” added Peck.
The hospices provide end-of-life care including support for residents and their families making a final transition with chaplains, social workers and additional nursing care.
Embassy Rehab and Care Center was built in the late 1980s. Back then, it was known as Embassy Clock Tower due to the large clock on the building’s tower. An investor company purchased the facility 1991, and Lantis Enterprises managed it until 2012. At that time, the family leased the building to Mission/Welcov Healthcare. In September 2018, operational ownership changed hands to Kismet and Lantis Enterprises regained management of the facility. Since then, the company has worked to rebuild the facility’s infrastructure.
Peck, a native of Pawnee City, NE., attended high school in Sergeant Bluff and Welcome, MN. She chose a career in healthcare to make a difference in people’s lives. She spent 20 years as a certified nursing assistant and medication aide before becoming an administrator of a skilled nursing facility. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and a bachelor’s degree in human services and psychology. Prior to coming to Embassy, Peck was a financial case manager at the Center for Siouxland. Her current position gave her the opportunity to return to the role of administrator.
Peck encourages anyone who wants to learn more about Embassy Rehab and Care Center to call her at 712-943-3837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Embassy resident amidst the
comfort and joy of Christmas.
The main entrance of Embassy
welcomes residents and visitors.