“[Therapy] helped me get better, and I’m excited to be home for the holidays.”

Julie Lindblad came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, for help in getting her independence back after respiratory failure.

 

When Lindblad arrived on Nov. 18, 2019, she needed maximum assistance with bathing and moderate assistance with dressing, getting in and out of bed and other mobility, such as walking. She was unable to swallow normally and was on a modified diet as a result.

 

Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with Lindblad over the next few weeks to help her reach her goals. In addition to her respiratory failure, they helped her to compensate for her Parkinson’s disease and lumbar disc degeneration. They used neuromuscular reeducation to help in her recovery, in addition to traditional therapy exercises, gait training and training in her activities of daily living. Speech therapists helped her learn how to swallow safely again.

 

“Therapy was awesome,” said Lindblad. “They helped me get better, and I’m excited to be home for the holidays.”

 

Lindblad went home on Dec. 5. She can now take care of herself with some setup assistance and a rolling walker, and she is eating normally again.