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Life Care of La Center gets respiratory patient home for the holidays

“[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. ...

Life Care Center of La Center helps Bearden get home after surgery

Left to right: Raina Bledsoe, physical therapist assistant; Linn Bearden; and Aaron Mick, occupational therapist assistant

Linn Bearden wasn’t able to do much after heart surgery and cervical fusion.

The 61-year-old came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on Oct. 21, 2019, for physical, occupational and speech therapies to help him regain his independence. ...

Knee replacement patient recovers mobility at Life Care of La Center

Connie Winnans, left, with Elizabeth Dowdy, physical therapist assistant

Connie Winnans needed maximum assistance for bathing and getting dressed after having her left knee replaced, and now she is taking care of herself again. Rehabilitation got her from point A to point B.

Following her knee replacement surgery, Winnans came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on Nov. 15, 2019, for physical and occupational therapies. ...

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

Left to right: Hannah Crittendon, occupational therapist assistant; Delene Mills; and Elizabeth Dowdy, physical therapist assistant

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. ...

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

William Harmon with Raina Bledsoe, physical therapist assistant

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. ...

Life Care Center of La Center helps patient after fall

Left to right: Aaron Mick, occupational therapist assistant; Francis Garber; and Raina Bledsoe, physical therapist assistant

After a fall in the community, Francis Garber suffered a femur fracture and had to get a total hip replacement on her left side. 

When Garber arrived at Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on Sept. 11, she needed moderate assistance with getting dressed, bathing and other daily tasks. Because of post-surgery hip pain, she also needed a moderate amount of help regaining her balance to be able to walk independently again. ...

Life Care Center of La Center helps respiratory patient recover independence

Peggy Peterson

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 La Center helps Cooper recover independence

Doris Cooper with Raina Bledsoe, physical therapist assistant

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...

Harrison recovers from head injury at Life Care Center of La Center

Left to right: Hannah Crittendon, occupational therapist assistant; Johnny Harrison; and Elizabeth Dowdy, physical therapist assistant

After falling at home and injuring his head, Bardwell, Kentucky, resident Johnny Harrison was hospitalized for an intracranial hemorrhage.

Harrison came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on July 18, 2019, for rehabilitation with a goal of returning home stronger...

Life Care Center of La Center helps Steinbeck overcome weakness

Helen Steinbeck with Raina Bledsoe, physical therapist assistant

Helen Steinbeck is back home and independent, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky.

Steinbeck came to the skilled nursing and rehab facility on July 8, 2019, after a hospital stay for a gastrointestinal bleed...

Life Care Center of La Center gets accident survivor back on his feet

Mark Vance, physical therapist; Elvis Magee and his wife, Debra

A car accident in October 2018 fractured Elvis Magee’s right hip and led to complications.

Magee was dependent on others for all of his activities of daily living, such as getting dressed and grooming himself, as well as his mobility, when he came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on April 18, 2019...

Stroke patient regains independence at Life Care Center of La Center

Left to right: Mark Vance, physical therapist; Aaron Mick, occupational therapist assistant; Danny Davidson and his wife, Mary; Susan Pickett, speech therapist, in front; and Karrie Swann, occupational therapist

Danny Davidson has gone from needing total assistance with his self-care to being mostly independent again after a stroke. The therapists at Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, made life at home possible again for Davidson.

Davidson came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on April 15, and in addition to his self-care challenges, he also couldn’t walk and had difficulties with memory and swallowing...