The Wellness Center
The Oak Park Arms has a Wellness Center staffed by a registered nurse available to assist Arms’ residents with medical needs such as blood pressure monitoring, medication education, monitoring health conditions to help residents decide if an emergency room visit is necessary or ordering medical equipment. The registered nurse answers a resident’s medical questions, and he or she addresses concerns. The nurse is also a liaison between residents and their physicians.
Professionals from Interim Healthcare at the Oak Park Arms are available to residents who are dealing with acute illness, long term health conditions, permanent disabilities, terminal illness or the impact of aging. Home health care personnel include nurses, therapists and other specialized professionals who provide clinical intervention such as wound care, assistance with medication, improved ability to walk, or teaching residents and their families’ self-management of their condition while remaining at home. Residents remain safe, independent and engaged in leading enriched lives. It’s often the kind of in-home help that allows people to avoid moving to a nursing home.
Since 1995, Podiatrist Maria Chon has had a private practice located at the Oak Park Arms. Her impeccable care and gentle nature make an exceptional combination, and the location of her office affords great convenience to the residents of the Arms. Her practice is open to the general public as well. Dr. Chon has special knowledge and expertise in diagnosing medical problems and management of diseases, disorders, deformities and trauma of the foot and ankle. She works with many older adult patients which is an important part of her mission. She earned her degree from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine graduating Magna Cum Laude. Following the completion of her residency at Loyola Medical Center, she went into private practice at the Arms.