Loretta Wood was admitted to Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau following a cerebral infarction.
When Mrs. Wood was admitted she required minimal assistance with gait, transfers, and balance. She required maximal assistance with all of her ADLs. The stroke greatly affected her ability for speech which left her with receptive and expressive aphasia, as well as her ability to swallow food.
Loretta received Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy during her stay.
"Loretta is one of the hardest workers that I know. She has made so much progress. We are all so happy for her and excited to see what the future holds," said Jaden Powers, SLP.
Loretta is now independent with her mobility and ADLs. In speech therapy she has progressed from NPO and needing a PEG tube for her nutrition to a mechanically altered diet and no longer using the PEG tube. Her speaking has improved and she has learned how to use her Augmentative and Alternative Communication device to communicate with others.
Everyone at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau is excited for Loretta to return home with her family. Congratulations on your great progress!