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Frances King was trying to go to lunch with her granddaughter when she fell and broke her right leg.

 

King came to Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on July 24, 2019. At first, she was completely unable to walk and needed extensive assistance with her wheelchair mobility. She also needed moderate help with balance, bathing and dressing, as well as transfers, such as from a bed to a chair.

 

Occupational therapists worked with her to improve her independence in activities of daily living. They taught her how to use adaptive equipment as part of that process to make her self-care easier. Physical therapists focused on improving her overall strength and mobility.

 

“The nurses and therapists at Life Care Center of Morgan County took such good care of me,” King said.

 

King was able to return home on Oct. 8. She is now independent in her self-care and most of her mobility. She has recently returned to the rehab center for outpatient therapy to improve her walking.

Story Tagged: Rehabilitation, Orthopedics