June 22, 2020

Meet our rehab department

Beverly Palucis, PT & Shira Shifrin, OT

A dynamic duo, Beverly and Shira both work full-time for St. Mary Home Care – part of the Trinity Health System. Beverly graduated from Temple University with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy and has over 20 years of experience in various healthcare settings including acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and more than 15 years of experience as a home care physical therapist. Shira graduated from Stockton University with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has spent over 10 years working in various healthcare departments, her favorite being home care.

Beverly enjoys helping patients regain their independence and maximize their ability to function at their best. “I have been working with residents at Oakwood for several years and have developed a close bond with many of the residents, both as a professional helping to rehabilitate those in need and as just a familiar friendly face,” comments Beverly. She appreciates Oakwood’s team-approach to patient care and enjoys working alongside our dedicated and compassionate staff to help our residents thrive and adapt to their home at Oakwood.

Shira loves working with patients in their home environment, helping them regain their strength so they can age in place. After working in Oakwood for the last eight years as a member of the therapy team, the community feels like home to her. “I always enjoy coming to Oakwood, working alongside the staff and collaborating with them to ensure the residents reach their utmost potential,” says Shira.“

“There is nothing more satisfying than working with the residents that we have come to know so well and helping them regain their strength, balance and endurance, to ensure that they can resume and enjoy all their regular daily activities.”

-Shira Shifrin, OT