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Guillain-Barré patient regains independence at Life Care McMinnville

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Martha Wilson’s Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that attacks nerve cells, led her to lose her independence, but now she has it back.

Things turned around for Wilson when she came to Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, for rehabilitation...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Love recover from lumbar fracture

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When Georgia Love fell and suffered a wedge compression fracture in her lumbar vertebra, she was limited in her mobility.

Love came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for help in regaining her independence. Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with her on strengthening exercises, balance, activities of daily living...

Lakeside Health Center helps patient climb stairs to home

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Frank Bennett worked as a housekeeper at the Veterans Affairs office for many years before he retired.

Bennett was living in a home where he was walking with a rolling walker, was able to walk up and down a small flight of stairs and needed setup assistance with bathing and dressing. His roommate helped him with homemaking and shopping...

Life Care Center of Gray helps Diehl recover after surgery

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In July 2019, Kenneth Diehl had a liver resection, a procedure in which part of the liver is removed, that left him with limited mobility and difficulty performing activities of daily living.

After his time in the hospital, Diehl came to Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, for rehabilitation...

Hip replacement patient recovers at Life Care Center of Columbia

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After having a hip replacement, Nancy Still needed maximum assistance with her activities of daily life and some help with walking.

Still came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Sept. 9, 2019. Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with her six days a week to help her reach her goal of returning home independent...

Life Care Center of Elizabethton helps stroke patient get home

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After having a stroke, Daisy Richardson came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When she arrived at the facility on Aug. 23, Richardson needed assistance with all of her mobility tasks, from sitting balance to walking, as well as most of her activities of daily living...

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Eriksson regain strength

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Kristin Eriksson has atrial fibrillation, and after having a fall, she was hospitalized for progressive weakness and a decline in her mobility.

Eriksson came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation on Aug. 13, 2019, needing moderate help for bed mobility, standing balance, dressing, bathing and transfers (such as getting from a bed to a chair)...

Fracture patient returns home after rehab at Life Care of Idaho Falls

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When Jolene Sortar fell at home, she fractured her right arm and leg.

Sortar came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for rehabilitation on July 8, 2019. When she arrived, she had difficulty walking and getting in and out of bed...

Life Care Center of Old Hickory Village helps Hickerson recover after stroke and surgery

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After having a stroke, falling and fracturing her hip and undergoing hip surgery, Deborah Hickerson was in need of rehabilitation, so she came to Life Care Center of Old Hickory Village in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with Hickerson to improve her mobility, self-care and swallowing functions.

Thornburgh walking again after rehab at Life Care Center of Crossville

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After falling and fracturing her right leg, Ruth Thornburgh came to Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When Thornburgh arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on May 25, 2019, she was unable to walk or stand. She needed extensive assistance to roll over in bed, as well as to bathe or get dressed...

Cardiac patient recovers function at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

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On Aug. 23, 2019, James “Jim” Murray came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after having a stent put in for coronary artery disease.

The surgery had left Murray weak, and he had difficulty walking. He also needed extensive assistance to get in and out of bed and get dressed, moderate assistance for bed mobility and some help with balance and wheelchair mobility...

Life Care Center of La Center helps respiratory patient recover independence

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Peggy Peterson has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition characterized by constriction of the airways and difficulty breathing.

Peterson also has an irregular heartbeat due to atrial fibrillation, and, after a COPD exacerbation caused her symptoms to worsen, she went to the hospital for treatment....

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Pack walk again

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After being hospitalized due to spinal osteomyelitis, a bacterial infection of the bone, Eugene Pack had lost several mobility and self-care functions.

Pack came to Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on June, 26, 2019...

Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley helps Tracy recover after stroke and multiple falls

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When Terry Tracy came to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley on May 5, 2019, she was bedridden and unable to sit up or hold her head up due to head trauma caused by multiple falls and a stroke.

When Tracy arrived, therapists had to use a mechanical lift to move her, and she needed total assistance with all activities of daily living, like dressing, bathing and feeding herself.

Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley provided physical and occupational therapies to help Tracy regain her independence...

Cottesmore of Life Care helps heart attack patient walk again

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A heart attack left Robert Stumpf unable to walk on his own.

Stumpf was in need of help with his mobility and self-care when he came to Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Aug. 29, 2019. Therapists worked with Stumpf seven days a week to help him regain his independence...

Herod regains independence at Life Care Center of Collegedale

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Myrtice Herod came to Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, for help restoring her independence.

Herod has chronic kidney disease and suffered a fall at her apartment, which left her weak and unable to live on her own. When she arrived at the facility on June 13, 2019, she could only walk 100 feet at a time...

Classen restores function at rehab at Garden Terrace at Overland Park

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On June 21, 2019, Theodore “Mike” Classen began rehabilitation at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, after experiencing repeated falls and a decline in cognition caused by metabolic encephalopathy, a problem in the brain caused by a chemical imbalance in the blood...

Trout recovers strength at Life Care Center of Morgan County

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Weakness in her legs led Margaret Trout to come to Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When she arrived on July 10, 2019, Trout needed some assistance with bed mobility, standing balance, transfers (such as getting from a wheelchair to her bed), bathing and dressing...

Life Care Center of Crossville helps Burnette recover after heart condition worsens

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Agnes Burnette has congestive heart failure, a disease that affects her heart’s ability to pump blood adequately.

After her condition became exacerbated and her symptoms worsened, Burnette went to the hospital. Following hospitalization, her symptoms returned to normal, but her time spent in bed during recovery caused her to lose other functions. Specifically, she could not walk, balance or transfer, such as from her bed to a chair, without assistance, and she needed help completing activities of daily living like dressing and bathing.

Burnette came to Life Care Center of Crossville on Aug. 23, 2019, for rehabilitation...

Life Care Center of La Center helps Cooper recover independence

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After being hospitalized for diverticulosis, the development of pockets in the digestive tract, Doris Cooper was weak and in need of rehabilitation.

When Cooper arrived at Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on July 31, 2019, she needed maximum assistance for self-feeding and grooming, as well as bathing and getting dressed...

Laxson recovers strength and mobility at Cottesmore of Life Care

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Barbara Laxson was living independently when she had to go to the emergency room with abdominal pain and found that some of her intestines had twisted on themselves.

After surgery, Laxson was weak and fatigued. She had been to Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, before, and decided to do short-term therapy there to recover her independence...

Bridgeview Estates helps Bentley recover from stroke

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After a subarachnoid hemorrhage stroke impaired Linda Bentley’s right side, she chose to come to Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho, for rehabilitation.

When Bentley arrived on May 28, 2019, she needed total assistance for walking and wheelchair mobility. She needed extensive assistance for bathing and dressing...

Respiratory patient regains independence at Life Care of Morgan County

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Joy Brown found herself weakened by a septic infection and respiratory failure. She came to Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, on April 17, 2019. 

“When I initially interviewed her during our Circle of Service meeting, she required several rest breaths just to complete her sentences due to her increased shortness of breath,” said Sylvia Parsons, director of rehab services...

Long-term care patient benefits from rehab at Life Care of Morehead

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While Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, offers short-term rehab services for a lot of patients, even long-term patients can sometimes increase their level of functioning through rehabilitation.

Such was the case for Bessie Jent, a long-term resident who was having issues with blood pressure, strength and balance...

Dominesey recovers from fractured hip at Life Care Center of Gray

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Patricia Dominesey was involved in an accident that fractured her right hip.

Dominesey came to Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on July 22, 2019. When she arrived, she needed total assistance to use a wheelchair and moderate assistance for getting in and out of bed and balancing while standing...