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Heart attack patient recovers at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

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After a heart attack, Elizabeth Horton needed rehabilitation to recover her independence, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was there to help her.

When Horton arrived at the rehab and skilled nursing center on Nov. 4, 2019, she needed moderate assistance for bathing and dressing, as well as some assistance with walking....

Moorehead regains function with rehab at The Westchester House

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An altered mental status led to a decline in function and a stay in the hospital for Edward Moorehead.

Moorehead came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for nursing and rehab on Sept. 6, 2019. He needed maximum assistance with bathing and moderate assistance with transfers...

Life Care Center of Haltom helps stroke and amputee patient get home to Senegal

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Mamearame Mendy is from Senegal, a country in Western Africa.

While visiting her daughter in Texas in April 2019, Mendy had a massive stroke, so she was taken to Texas Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.

Her recovery was complicated by a peripheral vascular disease, which affects the vessels that supply blood and oxygen to her extremities...

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Olson recover from illness

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Elizabeth Olson, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, became ill with pneumonia and had to be hospitalized.

On Sept. 24, 2019, Olson came to Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee. She needed assistance with regaining her strength and participated in all three types of therapies...

Rodriguez reaches his rehab goals at Life Care Center of Kirkland

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Anthony Rodriguez came to Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, on Oct. 22, 2019, after a fall at home.

The fall, and a lack of balance, were only part of the health issues Rodriguez needed to address when he arrived. He was also dealing with chronic wounds and osteomyelitis, a type of infection...

Purcell finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Columbia

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The day after Christmas 2019, Linda Purcell came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after a total knee replacement.

Purcell had goals, and she wanted to reach them quickly and safely. Physical and occupational therapists worked with her every day until New Year’s Day to help her regain her independence. ...

Life Care Center of La Center helps Bearden get home after surgery

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Linn Bearden wasn’t able to do much after heart surgery and cervical fusion.

The 61-year-old came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on Oct. 21, 2019, for physical, occupational and speech therapies to help him regain his independence. ...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Febres after MS flare-up, pneumonia

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Maria Febres contracted pneumonia, which caused a flare-up of her multiple sclerosis and an accompanying increase in pain.

These issues led Febres to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Oct. 24, 2019. When she arrived, she was limited in her ability to walk due to the pain...

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Shaffer recover from toxic encephalopathy

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In September 2019, Janet Shaffer was hospitalized with toxic encephalopathy, which can be caused by exposure to certain toxic substances, such as carbon monoxide, and leads to a variety of symptoms.

In Shaffer’s case, some medicine she took was the cause of her illness.

“My family was told I might not make it overnight,” said Shaffer...

Griswold recovers from cat scratch disease at Life Care of Rochester

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After acquiring cat scratch disease, or bartonella, from his sister’s cat, Barry Griswold found that he was weakened and needed help with basic tasks like walking, standing, bathing and getting dressed.

Griswold came to Life Care Center of Rochester, Indiana, for rehabilitation on Oct. 1, 2019, and took part in physical and occupational therapies. ...

Life Care Center of Salt Lake City helps Orton recover strength

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Chronic respiratory failure with hypoxia (a lack of oxygen to the body) led to a hospitalization for Debora Orton.

Before she could go home, however, Orton, was in need of rehabilitation, so she came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

Dalton overcomes medical issues thanks to Life Care of Melbourne

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Wendell Dalton’s first stay at Life Care Center of Melbourne, Florida, for rehabilitation was in November 2018 following a hospitalization related to a fall at home.

Since then, Dalton has needed four subsequent rehab stays due to ongoing health issues as well as injuries as a result of repeated falls at home. ...

Knee replacement patient recovers mobility at Life Care of La Center

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Connie Winnans needed maximum assistance for bathing and getting dressed after having her left knee replaced, and now she is taking care of herself again. Rehabilitation got her from point A to point B.

Following her knee replacement surgery, Winnans came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on Nov. 15, 2019, for physical and occupational therapies. ...

Life Center Care of Rochester helps Hathaway recover from broken back

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After Tom Hathaway fell and fractured his vertebrae in his back, he was in need of assistance for mobility and self-care. 

Hathaway came to Life Care Center of Rochester, Indiana, on July 14, 2019, to regain his independence. Physical and occupational therapists worked with him to regain strength...

Life Care Center of North Glendale helps Ruyle recover from fall and multiple fractures

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In June 2019, June Ruyle fell and broke her arm, hip joint, pelvis and two ribs.

After her time in the hospital, Ruyle was in bad condition. She was in too much pain to move, and her pain medicine made her nauseous. She also has multiple sclerosis, which causes a variety of symptoms such as blurry vision, loss of balance, trouble walking and fatigue...

Life Care of Elizabethton helps Tolley recover from a heart attack

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On Oct. 23, 2019, Roger Tolley came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton , Tennessee.

Tolley had suffered a heart attack that affected his daily life tasks that require physical mobility, self-care and swallowing capabilities...

Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps Bybee recover from stroke

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On Sept. 27, 2019, Bruce Bybee came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, after having a stroke.

Bybee was independent in all activities until the stroke impaired his right side, leaving him unable to use his right arm or leg. He couldn’t walk or speak and was dependent on the facility staff for all his basic needs...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some Winners - October 2019

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Denise Pare, physical therapist assistant at Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colorado, heard that a rehab patient was without shoes. She took her own shoes off of her feet, gave them to the resident and went home in socks that day...

Life Care Center of Morristown helps Young recover from fall

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When Dollie Young fell, she fractured her pelvis and was in need of rehabilitation.

Young came to Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, on Oct. 8, 2019, unable to walk and needing extensive assistance for bed mobility, transfers, bathing and dressing. She needed some assistance with balance as well and was experiencing pain in her shoulder and hip. ...

Life Care Center of Blount County helps Huff recover from back surgery

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John Huff had back surgery, which unfortunately led to an infection.

When Huff came to Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Sept. 5, 2019, he was unable to walk, stand, bathe himself or dress himself. He needed extensive assistance for bed mobility, getting in and out of bed, sitting balance and daily hygiene tasks. ...

The Highlands rehabs Royal after hip replacement

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After undergoing a hip replacement, Jackie Royal came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for rehabilitation.

When he arrived, Royal needed extensive assistance with all of his mobility, from walking to bed mobility, as well as activities of daily living such as bathing and getting dressed. ...

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Parker recover after knee replacement

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After her knee replacement surgery, Mary Parker had mobility restrictions and difficulty completing everyday tasks like dressing and bathing.

When she arrived at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee, on Oct. 3, 2019, she could only walk 75 feet with a walker, and she required minimum to moderate assistance for all activities of daily living.

Life Care Center of Tullahoma provided physical and occupational therapies to help Parker recover...

Bridgeview Estates helps long-term care resident gain mobility

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Oscar Ramirez came to Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho, for long-term care on May 7, 2019.

Ramirez had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and needed caregivers. He participated in physical, occupational and speech therapies...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Smith recover from stroke

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Horace Smith suffered a stroke that caused semi paralysis of his right side.

When Smith came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, he needed physical, occupational and speech therapies to overcome the challenges he faced. He was unsteady on his feet and unable to walk safely. ...

Rehab at Life Care Center of Evergreen transforms Menkveld’s life

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Irene Menkveld came to Life Care Center of Evergreen, Colorado, for therapy with the intent of transitioning to long-term care.

She had been doing therapy at another facility prior to our rehab team taking over. During the initial therapy assessment, it was clear that both son James and mother had accepted a new baseline of being bedbound. ...