- On March 18, 2011
Dianne Welshans suffered from a pulmonary embolism in November 2010. On life support, with little hope for recovery, after a month at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City, she was sent to CareMeridian Oxnard. At CareMeridian, experienced staff weaned Diane off her ventilator and through intensive therapy not only got her back on her feet, but worked with her on diet and making healthy choices. Diane returned home in February 2011 with a new lease on life. With the clinical and emotional support of CareMeridian staff, she not only recovered, but lost 160 pounds.
To My Family at Care Meridian,
I’ve been gone a week and I miss all of you so much. I miss my OT, PT, RT, ST, CNA’s, DVD, CD’s, ABC, CBS – I miss you all. I am glad I’m home but I will never forget how all of you helped me so much to get through my success. Terry, I use my horse blanket every night, it has snowed here twice since I’ve been here, and my slippers too. I miss my girls who had to pull me up from the couch. I miss all my nurses who cared so much for me. I miss whistling and singing teacher “Sal”. I miss my therapists which I call my “pushers” because if it wasn’t for them pushing me to do my exercises and walking I wouldn’t be as far as I am today. I miss Jayson who is a wonderful cook and Maribel. Whoever started Care Meridian did a good thing and the people who run it sure know how to hire the right people. It’s amazing that every person who works there makes “you” feel special, they lift your spirits and keep you going. I’m still on my diet plan to stay on it, it’s a lifestyle change and thanks to Mike for leading me in the right direction. I’m still doing my weights and walking everyday. I go to my sisters and I have to go up her stairs and I do it.
I love you all,
“CareMeridian Oxnard’s sub-acute facility is, in my opinion, one of the finest I have ever seen and the care provided there for my sister is nothing short of awesome. Everyone is warm, friendly, caring and immediately responsive to her needs. I do not know how the staff are able to respond so quickly to her needs, but it is nothing short of amazing. I have complete confidence in their ability to properly care for her. They are supporting her faith, beliefs and values as well as encouraging her spirit. I have visited other facilities which were good clinically but cannot come close to matching the quality of care here. The non-institutional atmosphere is uplifting and provides a sense of family. As far as I am concerned, this facility and its staff are a gift from God to my sister.”
– Rev. Donald Pederson, brother