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Motorcycle accident survivor recovers at Life Care of Osawatomie

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On May 31, 2019, Pamela Cluck and her husband were involved in a motorcycle accident. Sadly, her husband passed away. She survived but was left paralyzed from the chest down. 

On July 24, Cluck came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, from Madonna Rehab, a specialty rehab hospital in Nebraska that focuses on head trauma and spinal cord injury patients. ...

Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care helps Myers recover from car accident

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Dennis Myers came to Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge, Tennessee, in September 2019 following a hospital stay as a result of a recent car accident and sepsis due to pneumonia.

Upon evaluation from physical therapy, Myers required maximum assistance for bed mobility, moderate assistance for transfers ... and was only able to walk 20 feet with moderate assistance using a rolling walker. ...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Sims improve her breathing ability

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Sarah Sims suffers from COPD and anemia, both of which affect her ability to breathe adequately.

After her symptoms worsened, Sims was not able to get enough oxygen, so she was hospitalized. Following her time in the hospital, she was still experiencing shortness of breath, and walking and completing everyday tasks, like dressing and bathing, had become difficult for her...

Rudolph recovers independence at The Highlands

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After breaking her neck in a fall, Cynthia Rudolph came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts for rehabilitation.

When Rudolph arrived on Aug. 7, 2019, she needed extensive assistance with many of her activities of daily living, including grooming and bathing, as well as getting in and out of bed. ...

Life Care Center of Orlando helps Reed regain independence

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2019 has been a challenging year for Norman Reed.

It all started in January, when Reed was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent radiation therapy and was placed on a medication that caused his bones to be brittle. By March, he could not walk or stand due to increasing pain...

Rehab at The Highlands helps leg fracture patient regain mobility

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Nickie Roach fractured her right leg in a fall and needed help to get back to her prior level of independence.

On July 24, Roach came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for rehabilitation. She was unable to put weight on her right leg and needed total assistance to get in and out of bed. ...

Life Care Center of La Center helps car accident survivor return home

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When Delene Mills was involved in a car accident, she suffered multiple fractures, including her ribs, spine, sternum and wrist, and had to undergo surgery.

After her hospital stay, however, Mills was not ready to return home just yet. She needed help to regain independence. She came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, for rehabilitation on Oct. 14, 2019. ...

Life Care of Banner Elk helps Ingram recover from knee replacement

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Knee replacements often require some extra recovery time, and that was the case for Janice Ingram.

Ingram came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, on Oct. 21, 2019, for physical and occupational therapies after her left knee replacement surgery. ...

Dailey goes from bedbound to walking at Life Care Center of Cleveland

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A bad fall caused by bursitis left Sandra Dailey, former owner of a beauty salon in Cleveland, Tennessee, unable to get out of bed.

Dailey came to Life Care Center of Cleveland on Oct. 11, 2019, for help in getting back on her feet. ...

Harmon regains mobility at Life Care of La Center after spinal surgery

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William Harmon had been suffering from severe spinal stenosis when he had spinal fusion surgery, but he needed help getting back his strength and mobility.

Harmon needed maximum assistance with his mobility and self-care when he came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, for rehabilitation on Oct. 17, 2019. ...

La Habra Convalescent Hospital helps Atagi recover from pneumonia

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A bout of pneumonia left Dick Atagi weak and in need of rehabilitation.

Atagi came to La Habra Convalescent Hospital in La Habra, California, on Aug. 19, 2019, needing total assistance with bathing and dressing and extensive assistance with bed mobility, standing balance and transfers (such as getting in and out of bed). ...

Orangegrove Rehabilitation helps patient recover from pneumonia

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Pang Lee was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia after experiencing a fever with chills, generalized body aches and nausea.

Lee came to Orangegrove Rehabilitation Hospital in Garden Grove in October 2019 for physical, occupational and speech therapies. ...

Medkiff recovers from pneumonia at Life Care Center of Columbia

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Elizabeth Medkiff had a cough that worsened and turned into pneumonia. The illness left her weak, and she decided to come to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When Medkiff arrived on Oct. 8, 2019, she needed assistance with all her activities of daily living, including bathing, getting dressed and performing hygiene tasks like brushing her hair. ...

Goad recovers from broken leg at Life Care Center of Columbia

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After breaking her right leg in a fall and having hip surgery, Knoxie Goad came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When Goad arrived on Sept. 12, 2019, she needed quite a bit of help to roll over in bed and transfer from one surface to another. ...

Life Care Center of Elizabethton rehabs Hensley after knee injury

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When Ricky Hensley sprained his right knee, he suffered from weakness and decreased mobility.

Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was able to help Hensley improve in these areas. He came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Sept. 6, 2019. Physical and occupational therapists worked with him...

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Vanasse in post-coma recovery

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In May 2019, Robert Vanasse was undergoing surgery when he went into respiratory failure, causing him to go into a coma for over two months.

While in a coma, Vanasse relied on a ventilator to help him breathe, and he became very weak. When he awoke, he could not walk, balance, get out of bed or even move freely in bed. He also could not perform daily self-care tasks like bathing and dressing without total assistance...

Morgan recovers from leg fracture at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

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When Joel Morgan fractured his left femur, he struggled with weakness and decreased mobility.

When Morgan came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Aug. 23, 2019, he needed total assistance for walking and wheelchair mobility and extensive assistance for bed mobility, transfers, standing balance, bathing and dressing. ...

White recovers at Life Care Center of Columbia after serious fall

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In late July 2019, Daisy White suffered a fall that resulted in a leg fracture. Following this accident, White needed surgery and rehab services to recover.

White was admitted to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on Aug. 2. When she arrived, White was unable to walk, dress herself or even put weight on her leg. ...

Fenner finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

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After suffering from acute kidney failure, William Fenner came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Sept. 17, 2019, with weakness and difficulty walking.

When he arrived, he needed extensive assistance for daily tasks like bathing and getting dressed, as well as moderate assistance with balance, bed mobility, transfers and grooming. ...

Life Care Center of Kansas City helps Gatson regain independence

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When Marvin Gatson arrived at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, he needed help with walking, balance and self-care.

Gatson was diagnosed with anemia and hypermagnesemia, an excess of magnesium in the blood. He was at a high fall risk and had a severe decrease in his leg strength. He could only walk 16 meters in two minutes. ...

Life Care Center of Orange Park helps Boykins recover after fall

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When James Boykins arrived at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, on June 28, 2019, he was extremely weak.

Boykins had fallen while entering his home and had developed severe mobility limitations while recovering. In fact, he had spent three months in bed before coming to the facility...

Life Care Center of Charleston helps Fleming recover from broken arm

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When Diane Fleming fell and fractured her left arm, she needed rehabilitation.

On July 15, 2019, Fleming came to Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, for physical and occupational therapies. She was wearing a cervical collar because of her injuries in the fall, and she needed extensive assistance with daily tasks that used her arms...

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Neil recover independence

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Faye Neil, a diabetic, was experiencing increased confusion and weakness when she went to the hospital.

After her hospital stay, Neil was still weak and could only walk 50 feet at a time with a rolling walker. She needed some help with getting dressed, bathing and other mobility tasks like standing balance and bed mobility. She came to Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee, for rehabilitation. ...

Life Care Center of North Glendale helps trucker recover from cancer

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Christopher Simpson, a 56-year-old truck driver, started noticing worrying symptoms earlier in 2019 with numbness and pain in his lower spine and legs.

After several tests, he found out he had breast cancer with metastasis. He has undergone eight surgeries in the past year and has fought hard to recover from each one. ...

Bushnell feels the love in recovery at Life Care Center of Hixson

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When Herbert Bushnell fell from a ladder 15 feet high and fractured both his ankles and his L4 lumbar vertebrae, he suddenly went from full mobility to not being able to stand or walk.

His journey to recovery led him to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, on Sept. 12, 2019, for physical rehabilitation and mental and emotional encouragement. ...