At Oak Knoll Healthcare Center, we are dedicated to providing progressive and compassionate care.
While committed to treating your family as if they are our own, we tend to the comprehensive aspects of wellness. From complex medical, to rehabilitative, to spiritual and emotional care, every individualized need of our patients/residents are fulfilled to attain their highest sense of independence and well-being.
The professionals at Oak Knoll are passionate about providing high-quality long-term nursing and sub-acute care. Our priority is to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for each and every one of our residents.
Within the walls of the beautiful facility is a staff of experts that exhibit the utmost respect and dignity towards those we care for; patients, residents, and their family members. The atmosphere at Oak Knoll is warm and family-like. Oak Knoll is a place that is easy to call “home.”
The facility is situated on lovely grounds in peaceful Framingham, Massachusetts in a setting that has been described by residents as “pleasant and comfortable.” Oak Knoll offers elegant dining, social rooms, and finely decorated living accommodations. In addition, our nursing and therapeutic services are second to none. Programs are comprehensive, offering residents the most modern, innovative therapies available.
Our Staff – our family, caring for yours
Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and nutritionists. Together they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize the potential of their patients each day of their stay.
Residents may choose to have their personal physician provide their care. However, if that is not possible, for whatever reason, our facility staff will assist in selecting a physician that meets the approval of the resident and their families.
A resident’s physician, in conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, will develop an individual program of restorative care for each resident. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical, and therapeutic team. The care and services they provide not only meet but surpass state and federal guidelines.
• Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems.
• Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity.
We accept admission from all healthcare facilities
• Emergency Rooms
• Physicians Office
• Acute Care Hospitals
• IV Therapy (central lines)
• Wound Management
• Respiratory Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech-Language Therapy
• Medication Monitoring
• Patient Teaching
• Discharge Planning
• Nutrition Counseling
• Podiatry Services
• Dental Services
• Optometry Services
The rehabilitation program is led by a physician who specializes in rehabilitation and physical medicine. The physician has an interdisciplinary group of highly trained and motivated specialists to round out the team – physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, cognitive therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, therapeutic recreational specialists, and nutritionists.
All rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to ensure success. We strive for healthy outcomes. That means using every possible form of effective therapy to accelerate and maximize every resident’s rehabilitation potential.
Rehabilitation programs range from intensive one-on-one therapy sessions to group sessions. This includes a variety of support groups that allow residents the opportunity to learn more about their condition, share experiences with others, discuss concerns, and build lasting friendships.
Intravenous and Central Line Program
Residents are always busy if they choose to be. A representative from the activities department greets each resident at the time of admission to discuss personal interests and hobbies. While at the facility, patients can be involved in their favorite pastimes, and meet others with similar interests.
Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs, and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are also holiday parties, ice cream socials, and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.
In addition to our activities room, there is also a music room, an activities room, a library, and an entertainment room.
How to Make a Referral
Medicare and Insurances Accepted
We accept most Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation, and insurance plans, including a wide range of major HMO’s and PPO’s, including, but not limited to:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
- Workers Compensation
- AETNA/US Healthcare
- Anthem BC
- Commonwealth Care Alliance
- CIGNA/Healthsource MA/NH
- Fallon Community Health Plan
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Neighborhood Health Plan
- Tufts Associated Health Plan
- Senior Whole Health
- Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
Religious Services & Support Groups
Families are invited to actively participate in goal-setting, conferences, teaching programs and counseling sessions. They will work with the same members of the care team throughout a resident’s stay.
Learning to adjust to and care for a family member with a handicap can be an enormous task for a family. Our social workers can help address these complex issues. In addition, a Family Council group is organized especially for family members. At these meetings, families can share their feelings and thoughts with others who are in similar situations.
Oak Knoll Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial I have recently began planning future needs for a loved one and decided to tour Oak Knoll due to positive feedback from others. Throughout the tour, was obvious the residents are happy and well taken care of. Therapy was...
Oak Knoll Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial The staff at Oak knoll are very pleasant and supportive. I can guarantee you family member will have positive experience here. Silva More Patient Testimonials
Oak Knoll Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Beautiful facility. Very clean and bright. Elevator and dining areas spotless. Residents are happy. Staff is friendly and helpful. This facility took care of my grandmother with a very complicated health history...
Oak Knoll Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial I'm a family member as well as an employee. My mother came to Oak Knoll after a severe fall. The entire staff has been supportive from the Administrator, business office manager, case manager, social worker, nursing...
Oak Knoll Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial You are greeted by a welcoming person at the reception desk when you enter the building, making it easy to find who you're looking for and get answers to your questions. It was very clean throughout the building and the...
Oak Knoll Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! I am Jean E., spouse of Raymond E. who was at Oak Knoll from April 28th to May 18th I want to express how pleased I was with the outstanding help of the nurses. No matter how busy they were, they made the...
News + Updates
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Oak Knoll Healthcare Center welcomes Sub-Acute Medical Director Dr. Deborah Markowitz. Oak Knoll Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Deborah Markowitz, along with her team of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, has joined us as one of our...
UPDATED 11.9.2020 PLEASE NOTE - FOR NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE A SPECIFIC WHITTIER FACILITY AND FOR VISITATION GUIDELINES AT THAT FACILITY, PLEASE SELECT THAT FACILITY’S PAGE FROM THE NAVIGATIONAL MENU IN THE BLUE BAR AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE OR...
If you need more information, please ask your Whittier facility-specific representative. As the situation changes, we may take additional precautionary measures. Whittier Health Network appreciates your patience and support; we are taking these steps to protect all...
Oak Knoll Healthcare Center
9 Arbetter Drive
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 877-3300
Fax: (508) 788-0079
123-Bed Skilled Nursing Center
Joint Commission Accredited,
Directions to Oak Knoll Healthcare Center
From 495 North: Take 495 South to Exit 23A. Take Route 9 West and follow for approximately 7.2 miles. Take the Edgell Road/Main Street exit off Route 9. Take a left at the end of the exit ramp and follow Edgell Road for 2 miles. At the lights, take a right onto Water Street. Take 1st left onto Hemenway Road and then the 4th right onto Arbetter Drive. The facility will be on your left.
From 495 South: Take 495 South to Exit 23 – Route 9 East. (Then follow same directions as North).
From 128 North: Take 128 South to Exit 20B. Take Route 9 West and follow for approximately 10 miles. Take the Framingham/ Southboro exit off Route 9 and immediately take a right onto Edgell Road. Follow for 2 miles. At the light, take a right onto Water Street. Take your 1st left onto Hemenway Road. Take your 4th right onto Arbetter Drive. Facility will be on you left.
From 128 South: Take 128 North to Exit 20 – Route 9 West. (Then follow same directions as North)
From Boston: Take Mass Pike West to Exit 12. Follow signs for Framingham, Route 9 East. Stay on Route 9 for 2 miles and exit off at Edgell Road/Main Street exit. Take a left onto Edgell Road and follow for 2 miles. At the lights, take a right onto Water Street. Take your 1st left onto Hemenway Road. The 4th right is Arbetter Drive. Facility will be on your left.
From Worcester: Take Mass Pike East to Exit 12. (Then follow same directions as Boston).
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NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE OAK KNOLL HEALTHCARE CENTER
CURRENT STATUS: NO VISITATION
There is no visitation allowed at the facility at this time.
Since May 8, 2020, Oak Knoll Healthcare Center has had 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Oak Knoll has had 2 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other.
Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Oak Knoll. On November 25, 2020:
- 7 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
- 26 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
- 81 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
- It has been 3 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.
Mitigating actions that Oak Knoll Healthcare Center is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular face masks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.
Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.
There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.