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Spring Mill Meadows Congratulates James Black!
James Black was admitted to Spring Mill Meadows after a
3-week hospital stay related to failed knee replacements and subsequent
infection in both knees. He was unable to bear weight on either leg throughout
his stay with us due to the removal of both knee joints, but was still able to
make good progress in therapy and return home with his family pending further
During his stay at Spring Mill Meadows, he received physical,
occupational and speech therapy interventions to address his goals for
strengthening, independence with activities of daily living, and communication.
He achieved goals for independence in upper body dressing and grooming, as well
as increasing strength in his upper body and improving sitting tolerance. He
participated well throughout his stay here and had an excellent attitude towards
therapy. He plans to return to Spring Mill Meadows for additional therapy once
his knee joints are replaced.
If you know someone who could benefit from the personalized care and
rehabilitation plan provided by our Moving Forward Rehabilitation,
please contact Katy Hanks at 872-7211.
Rosegate Village Meet Merlin Schinneman - Another Rosegate Village Moving Forward Rehabilitation Graduate
Mr. Schinneman chose Moving Forward Rehabilitation at Rosegate Village after a myocardial infarction. Together, with nursing, the therapists and support staff, we designed a comprehensive plan to assist him achieve his goals. Mr. Schinneman is a hard worker with self-motivation. After 5 short weeks, he met his goals and now resides in an assisted living apartment.
Congratulations Mr. Schinneman!
Riverview Village is pleased to announce their success with Pearlie Miller.
Pearlie Miller came to Riverview Village with a complicated medical history including COPD, TIA, Asthma, GERD, HTN, pelvis and back fractures, anxiety, real atrophy, osteoporosis, dementia, anemia and chronic pain. With a medical list such as this, some people would become discouraged and want to stay in bed all day. Ms. Miller was determined to stay as strong and healthy as possible.
She enjoyed participating in both physical and occupational therapy and was eager to do anything necessary to regain her independence. Therapy focused on education on energy conservation techniques for her COPD, building activity tolerance for home management tasks, and regaining strength lost from inactivity.
Ms. Miller was very high functioning with her self care and could bathe, dress and groom independently. Her main limitation to returning home was her strength and energy level as well as rebuilding confidence she needed to leave Riverview Village to live with her son. With exercise and education on proper body mechanics, Ms. Miller began to regain her strength and activity tolerance. Therapy focused on home management tasks such as cooking, cleaning and doing laundry.
Since Ms. Miller used to be an employed as a cook, a natural therapeutic activity was for her to do baking. She organized, planned and shopped for her Italian Cream Cake cooking activity with excitement.
“The pride she experienced with making her Italian Cream Cake was priceless" ~Riverview Village - Physical Therapist~
Riverview Village is pleased to announce their success with Margarite Baker.
Ms. Baker is a 54-year-old who came to Riverview Village for rehabilitation following a recent hospitalization and decline in self-care skills. She has a history of Atria fib, pleural effusion, thrombocytopenia, hypothyroidism, chest pain, splenomegaly, asthma, DJD, OA, HTM, COPD, diabetes, diverticulitis, CHF, and cholecystectomy. Ms. Baker wanted to return to an assisted living facility after her rehabilitation. She needed assistance with her self-care and home management tasks to do this.
Ms. Baker’s main limitation to her independence was her activity tolerance, back pain and energy conservation. Her treatment began with education on joint protection techniques, energy conservation techniques, and with the construction of a customized low back stretching and strengthening exercise program. Mr. Baker learned this new information very quickly and was eager to apply her new knowledge.
Occupational therapy focused on home management tasks such as laundry, cleaning, cooking, kitchen tasks and sewing. Ms. Baker helped to collaborate with skilled therapy to set her own goals and then worked hard to achieve them. In the end, Ms. Baker met all her goals and was independent with home management tasks, community mobility, problem solving, all self care tasks and had good activity to participate in her daily activities.
“I have received real good care at Riverview Village. I really liked going to therapy and feel so much better!” ~Margarite Baker~
Congratulations Hattie Coffel!
Hattie Coffel broke both of her legs in a car accident, and was burdened with the news that it would not be safe for her to walk again. Hattie selected Rosewalk Village of Lafayette for physical and occupational therapy. Rather than feeling sad or angry about her situation, Hattie looked at her circumstances as “just another learning experience”.
During her stay at Rosewalk Village of Lafayette, Hattie was never in her room for very long. She participated in all activities, made many new friends with residents and staff members and worked very, very hard in the therapy gym. Hattie learned how to transfer herself from her wheelchair to bed, into a car, and so on. Her wonderful attitude and strong will allowed her to return home quickly.
Today, Hattie is taking driving lessons, goes to church every Sunday and visits her friends at Rosewalk Village of Lafayette at least twice per month. She is still very hard to catch at home! In asking Hattie to describe the key to her success, she said, “It just takes patience and the right attitude.” Hattie is living proof that you can do whatever you set your mind to.
“I knew that God was with me all the way. He gave me so many kind people to take care of me, I can’t say enough good things about them!” ~Hattie Coffel~
Franklin Meadows proudly presents one of our success stories.
Originally from Brown County, Myrtis Beck came to us from Morgantown. She had a pelvic fracture and several other multi-compression fractures. Starting out in a wheelchair, Myrtis was soon walking on her own in two and a half months throughout our home.
She has worked very hard with our physical therapy department towards her road to recovery. Her two favorite activities here are exercising in our physical therapy department and meeting new friends.
Myrtis also loves the fact that we are located right next to Johnson Memorial Hospital. She thanks all of her family and friends for their support and prayers.
“I love all of the friendly people here at Franklin Meadows and everyone is so nice” – Myrtis Beck.
Exceeding Health Care Goals with Quality and Compassion
Riverwalk Commons is pleased to introduce you to Gene Luthultz.
Gene and his family selected Riverwalk Commons Assisted Living program based on Dr. Robert Smith’s, of Noblesville Family Care, referral. Riverwalk Commons Assisted Living is an active Senior Retirement community providing entertainment, activities, transportation, meals, and 24-hour assistance from our nursing staff.
When asked to give his personal insight to several questions based on his experiences, Gene Luthultz states:
What is your favorite Activity here at Riverwalk Commons? “I love to work out in the Garden that was opened for me and the other Residents.”
What is the biggest comfort to you since moving from your home in South Harbor to our Senior Residential Community?
“Knowing that the staff and Nurses are here to assist me 24 hours a day, if I need them.”
Do you feel at home here at Riverwalk Commons? “Oh, Yes! This is my new home.”
What does your family think about you living here at Riverwalk Commons? “They are ecstatic that this community was built and opened at the time I needed it most."
When asked if Mr. Luthultz would recommend our Assisted Living Apartments to a friend, his response was:
Meet J.R.- he is just one of our friendly garden home residents you will meet at Rosegate.
J.R. had experienced a lot of changes in his life before moving to our community. Following an injury, J.R. had a short stay in rehab and a brief respite in our assisted living, but that was not the only reason he chose to live at Rosegate. “After my wife passed away, home just wasn’t ‘home’ anymore, but I have found my new home at Rosegate!” As a garden home resident, J.R. enjoys the best in worry-free living - no maintenance, no yard work, and a full calendar of activities and social events to fill his day!
If you would like to meet J.R. and see why he chose to make Rosegate his new home, stop by for a visit sometime soon!
Monticello Assisted Living and Healthcare is pleased to
introduce you to Ritch Atkinson.
Eating is a natural act that most people take for granted. This is not the case for one such individual who we have been given the pleasure to care for at Monticello Assisted Living and Healthcare.
Ritch Atkinson is an amazing 36 year old man who has a history of an intracerebral hemorrhage which caused several deficits including dysphagia. Dysphagia is a medical term for an individual who has a swallowing disorder. In order to ensure adequate nutrition, Ritch had a feeding tube placed in August of 1999 due to his inability to swallow.
Mr. Atkinson began a speech therapy program to concentrate on strengthening his mouth and throat muscles. Ritch has been able to begin accepting small amounts of food without signs and symptoms of food or water entering the lungs. With the close supervision of his therapy team, his hard work is beginning to pay off. His oral (mouth) muscles are now within functional limits.
Ritch is a hard working, fun loving and wonderful resident at Monticello Assisted Living and Healthcare. With his determination, family, and medical team support he continues to work toward his number one goal which is “to eat”!
Keep up the good work Ritch!
Nursing and Rehabilitation's Moving
Forward Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce their success with Bobby Ligon.
Mr. Ligon admitted to North Capitol
Nursing and Rehabilitation's Moving
Forward Rehabilitation Center following
his admission at Methodist
Hospital. Mr. Ligon was found down at home
and unable to recall what had happened.
He was having difficulty with his speech,
mild confusion, and extremely weak. For
safety precautions, the hospital choose
to restrict Mr. Ligon’s
diet and allow him to receive
his nutrition through a tube feeding. These
complications prevented Mr. Ligon from being
able to continue to care for himself at
Forward Team came up with
a comprehensive plan for Mr. Ligon so he could
return home independently. Mr. Ligon received
daily Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy.
With our dedicated therapy staff
at North Capitol Nursing
Mr. Ligon has come along way. Mr.
Ligon is now able to tolerate eating a regular
diet due to the extensive speech therapy he
received. With routine medications, he is
able to recall events more accurately then
in the past. He is also able to walk independently
and is loving every minute of it!
In just 5 weeks, Mr. Ligon is ready
to return home. Our therapy department assisted
Mr. Ligon in returning home by doing an in-home
assessment at his own apartment. With their
suggestions, Mr. Ligon was ready to return
and nurses were so nice to me. They
made the recovery process so much easier!”
- Bobby Ligon
Village’s Moving Forward Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the recovery
of Euphremia Morris.
Ms. Morris was admitted to Rosewalk
Village’s Moving Forward Rehabilitation Center following
her admission to Community East Hospital.
Ms. Morris was admitted to observation
after suffering TIA’s which caused
her general numbness and radiating pain
up her neck. These complications prevented
Ms. Morris from having the ability to walk
and continue to care for herself independently.
Our Moving Forward therapy team developed a comprehensive treatment plan, to help Ms. Morris achieve her goal to go home independently. During her stay she participated daily in Physical and Occupational therapy. When she was getting close to discharge our therapy department scheduled an in-home evaluation. After making some suggestions, Ms. Morris and our therapy team were prepared for her successful return home.
In just shy of 6 weeks Ms. Morris returned home. She says she is looking forward to spending her 93rd Birthday in her own home.
Rosewalk Village of Indianapolis is
very proud of Ms. Morris’s success in
our Moving Forward Rehabilitation. Please let us know if our Moving Forward program can assist someone that you know.
“I am forever thankful for Rosewalk’s
dedicated staff and therapy department! I
will recommend your services to anyone who
Beech Grove Meadows is proud to announce that Ms. Beverly Smith returned home.
Ms. Smith came to Beech Grove Meadows for Short-Term Rehabilitation from St. Francis Hospital-Beech Grove Campus following a debilitating fracture of her tibia and fibula. She admitted to Beech Grove Meadows and began Physical and Occupational Therapy. She worked very hard towards her rehabilitation. Ms. Smith was able to maximize her therapy with the Beech Grove Meadows therapy staff and return home. She went home independently and was very pleased with her rehab and stay at Beech Grove Meadows. Congratulations Beverly Smith!
I am able to go home and I also made a lot of friends at the Meadows.
Beverly Smith - Moving Forward Graduate
Beech Grove Meadows is proud to announce that Mr. Doug Price returned home.Mr. Price came to Beech Grove Meadows for Short-Term Rehabilitation from St. Vincent's Hospital following a 3-month stay for lung surgery that resulted in several complications. When Doug admitted to Beech Grove Meadows he required higher functioning Physical and Occupational Therapy to master independence at home. Mr. Price also worked with Speech Therapy to upgrade his diet and return to his beloved Pepsi's. Mr. Price was able to maximize his rehab with the Beech Grove Meadows therapy staff and return home in 11 days. Doug made it home in time for his youngest grandson's first birthday!
Way to go Doug!
Doug with his therapists, Shonali (PT), Margaret (ST), and Mary (OT) on graduation day!!
Beech Grove Meadows is proud to announce that Mrs. Henrietta Green returned to her Beech Grove Meadows.Mrs. Green came to Beech Grove Meadows for Short-Term Rehabilitation from Wishard Hospital after being hit by a car. Mrs. Green sustained multiple fractures of her pelvis, tibia, and fibula. She admitted to Beech Grove Meadows and began Physical and Occupational Therapy. She worked very hard toward her rehabilitation. Henrietta, a loyal Starbucks customer, was visited often by her friends from Starbucks and is dearly loved by all her friends at Beech Grove Meadows. All of us are very proud of her accomplishment.
Congratulations Henrietta Green!!
Henrietta Green - Moving Forward Graduate