An underappreciated component of healing is rest. More and more research has been done over the years to support this concept. At Oak Brook Care, we do everything we can to eliminate noise and provide a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. We encourage our physicians to schedule medications to be distributed between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 pm so your sleep can go uninterrupted. “Do not disturb” signs are provided for you to place on your door when you need peace and quiet or just want to take a nap.
Stress is a major cause of illness and can lead to anxiety and restless sleep. We encourage deep breathing, listening to music, and practicing relaxation techniques taught by our restorative staff as methods to reduce stress. Learning to relax will also help to mitigate pain and enhance the effectiveness of pain medication.
No one enjoys pain. Pain increases anxiety, prevents rest, and makes therapy almost impossible. We believe everyone should have their pain managed without question. Our doctors, specifically trained in pain management, are here to assure your comfort.
Our highly trained dietitians collaborate with our Dietary Manager to assure your meals are fresh, well prepared, and aesthetically pleasing. We want you to eat as often and as much as you’d like. Our menus are in your room, and you can call for a meal or snack whenever you desire.
Water REALLY is a health and beauty secret. Depending on your weight and age, about 60% of your body is made up of water. In order for your body to function seamlessly, you should consume about 1.5-2 liters of water daily.
Exercise is not only a factor of physical health, but one of mental health, as well. Sometimes exercise can be just for fun. At Oak Brook Care, exercise is an important part of the healing regimen and involves working with our skilled staff.
There is evidence that patients in well-sunlit rooms recover more quickly than their counterparts in rooms with little-to-no natural light. Our facility was designed with lots of large windows and an outdoor space to facilitate exposure to sunlight as a part of your healing experience.