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Life Care Center of Cleveland gets Lawson back on her feet

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Krista Lawson is finally walking again after several months of health issues that kept her off her feet.

It all started in August 2018 when a surgery went wrong, leaving Lawson with an incision all the way across her belly that became infected at both ends. She developed MRSA and two other types of infection, and at one point even had pneumonia...

The Westchester House helps cancer patient eat again

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What would life be like without the ability to eat and drink?

Unfortunately, this scenario happened to John Berkery, a 68-year-old resident of St. Louis, Missouri. He experienced a battle with nasopharyngeal cancer, which led to complications like shortness of breath and pneumonia...

Infection patient regains independence at Wooldridge Place

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An infection left Sylvia Sims needing help with basic everyday activities.

Rehabilitation at Woolridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, helped Sims get back to a more normal lifestyle. Coming to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Feb. 19, 2019, she was experiencing dizziness...

Loeffler recovers from kidney swelling at The Westchester House

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Pamela Loeffler found herself facing severe muscle weakness due to hydronephrosis, a swelling of the kidney.

Loeffler was unable to get in and out of bed and required extensive assistance to bathe and get dressed when she arrived at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Jan. 23, 2019...

Life Care of Rhea County gets Millard from bedbound to independent

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James Millard was in a bad state when he came to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Jan. 18, 2019.

“I was hospitalized at Memorial Hospital [in Chattanooga] on Dec. 26 with respiratory failure,” Millard remembered. “I spent two weeks on a ventilator...”

Mullins gets his life back at Life Care Center of Ooltewah

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Life Care Center of Ooltewah has been an answer to prayer for me and my family.”

This was the experience of Duane Mullins, who suffered a subdural hematoma (a collection of blood outside the brain) and brain seizures...

Hip fracture patient gets better at Life Care Center of Banner Elk

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Lucille Markland came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation after a hip fracture.

Markland needed extensive assistance to walk, roll over in bed, get in and out of chairs and manage her medications when she arrived on Jan. 16, 2019...

Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley gets DeFrancesco home in 2 weeks

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Rehabilitation made a world of difference for Madeline DeFrancesco after she was hospitalized for pneumonia, and in a short time period, too!

DeFrancesco came to Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in North Billerica, Massachusetts, on March 8, 2019. She was not able to walk at the time, and she needed significant help with getting dressed...

Teacher regains independence at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau

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When it comes to learning something new, Delores Bailiff, a longtime educator, is more accustomed to being on the teaching end of the equation rather than the pupil.

However, after a recent illness and hospital stay, she found she had to relearn many of the things she had done before without even thinking about them...

The Heritage Center helps Weems recover after stroke

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In November 2018, Terrie Weems had a stroke that led to hydrocephalus, which refers to fluid building up in the brain and causing it to swell.

Weems underwent a surgery, called a craniectomy, that removed part of her skull in order to alleviate the pressure on her brain and allow it to heal.

Following the surgery, Weems could not stand...

The Westchester House helps Mitchell recover from infection

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When Dorothy Mitchell came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Nov. 5, 2018, she had been hospitalized with a urinary tract infection.

The experience left Mitchell with muscle weakness and decreased balance. She needed maximum assistance with bed mobility and dressing and moderate assistance with transfers, such as getting in and out of bed...

Life Care of North Glendale helps stroke survivor regain independence

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After having a stroke at the young age of 50, Sidney Furney came to Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 6, 2019, for recovery.

The stroke had impaired Furney’s left side, and when he was evaluated when he first arrived, he could only walk 60 feet with a platform walker with someone steadying him...

Martin regains independence at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley

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A cancerous tumor in Jerald Martin’s right lung led to a host of problems for the Boise, Idaho, resident.

Martin was suffering from acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when he arrived at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise for rehabilitation on Feb. 20, 2019...

La Habra Convalescent helps Lesso recover from fractured pelvis

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Consuelo Lesso was visiting Mexico when she fell and fractured her pelvis on both sides. She was unable to walk or take care of herself when she came to La Habra Convalescent Hospital in La Habra, California, on Feb. 11, 2019. At first, she was skeptical of what her time in a “nursing home” would be like, but as time passed, she grew fond of the nursing staff and the therapists...

Life Care Center of Salt Lake City helps Burton heal from multiple fractures

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In October 2018, Gayle Burton was admitted to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, Utah, with fractures in her right clavicle and right tibia.

Her injuries prevented her from standing or walking, even with the use of a walker, and she could not perform basic self-care tasks without assistance...

Wooldridge Place helps Grimley recover from knee replacement

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After knee replacement surgery, William Grimley needed rehabilitation to recover and return home independent.

Grimley came to Woolridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 8, 2019, for physical and occupational therapies. When he arrived, he needed some assistance to walk, get dressed, balance while sitting or standing and transfer from one surface to another, such as from a chair to a wheelchair or a bed...

Pneumonia patient regains independence at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

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Last spring, Edgar Stuhr was admitted to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts, for pneumonia.

Stuhr’s wife, Prudence, had undergone therapy at the center for five months prior to her husband. When she completed rehabilitation, she urged her husband to go to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley because she had such a wonderful experience there...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Hester regain independence

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As a retired daycare worker, Phyllis Hester used to watch babies as they learned to walk. She never expected to have to learn to walk again herself.

However, after a surgery went bad and left Hester with an accidental puncture in her lung, she found herself on life support and then in the intensive care unit...

Life Care Center of Salt Lake City helps Vietti get home after surgery

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After having surgery for a small bowel obstruction, Aloha Vietti needed rehabilitation to regain enough independence to return home.

Vietti came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City on Oct. 29, 2018, needing total to moderate assistance with her mobility and activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and grooming...

Life Care Center of Crossville helps Daves recover from hip surgery

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William “Ross” Daves came to Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, when he decided to proceed with elective hip replacement surgery.

Daves took advantage of the skilled nursing and rehab center’s prehab program, which allowed him to pre-register, sign paperwork and reserve his room prior to the procedure...

McBee regains independence at The Westchester House after broken leg

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On Nov. 2, 2018, Jetta McBee came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation after breaking her right leg.

When she arrived, McBee needed maximum assistance to get around. She needed extensive assistance to bathe and get dressed and had some difficulty with cognition...

Entertainer recovers from sepsis at La Habra Convalescent Hospital

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Ronald Crnek is a musician and entertainer who has been featured on YouTube with the Newport Harbor Elks (under the name Ron Allen).

He is now also a graduate of rehabilitation therapy at La Habra Convalescent Hospital...

Alderwood Manor helps McManus heal after femur fracture

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In December 2018, Patricia McManus was changing her bedding when her feet got tangled in the sheets, causing her to fall and fracture her left femur. McManus was admitted to Alderwood Manor in Spokane, Washington, for rehabilitation on Dec. 13 ...

Life Care Center of Coos Bay helps Guillain-Barre patient walk again

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“This place saved me. They took me to a place of functioning that I never thought I would be at again.”

This is what William Perl has to say about his experience of rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McClellan recover after stroke

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In October 2018, Margret McClellan came to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, in need of rehabilitation after suffering from a severe stroke that numbed the left side of her body.

“I had just come home from work when I had the stroke,” said McClellan. “I hadn’t felt good all day, but I went to work anyway. That night, I fell out of bed when I had the stroke....”