Success Stories

Sepsis patient recovers with therapy at Life Care Center of Wichita

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When Joyce Black experienced septic shock with complications, she was hospitalized for 11 days and lost her mobility and ability to take care of herself.

Thankfully, the rehab team at Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, was there to help her regain her independence. Black came to the facility very weak on April 18, 2019...

Date: 07-01-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Wichita helps stroke patient swallow again

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A stroke in December 2018 left Ron Watson with a paralyzed tongue and aphasia, as well as difficulties with mobility and self-care.

Watson came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, on Feb. 4, 2019, on a feeding tube and with deficits in cognition, gait, bed mobility, transfers, balance, grooming, bathing and dressing. His doctor advised that he either learn to swallow or consider end-of-life planning...

Date: 05-24-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Infection patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Wichita within a month

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On Oct. 2, 2018, Bobbie Smith, 69, came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, for rehabilitation after a severe hip infection and stay in the hospital.

When Smith arrived, he needed moderate assistance with a lot of his activities of daily living, such as grooming, bathing and getting dressed, as well as much of his mobility, including walking, standing, bed mobility and getting in and out of bed...

Date: 12-07-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Wichita helps heart failure patient recover

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Nursing and therapy at Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, made a tremendous difference for Howard Gaskin.

Gaskin came to the facility on Sept. 25, 2018, with congestive heart failure, an acute kidney injury, diabetes and swelling in his legs and feet...

Date: 11-20-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Wichita helps Brown walk again

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Wichita, Kansas, resident Ruby Brown fractured her left pelvis in a fall and needed rehabilitation in order to walk again. She remembers when she came to Life Care Center of Wichita on July 3, 2018.

“I wasn’t able to do anything,” she said. “They would try to get me up, but I didn’t make it very far because of the pain.” ...

Date: 09-25-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Wichita resident featured in national magazine

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Perlita Aquino, a Filipina immigrant and chemical engineer who currently resides at Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, has been featured in a national magazine.

The Wichita center’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, manages more than 200 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers around the country and publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine...

Date: 09-25-18 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Accident survivor regains independence at Life Care Center of Wichita

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Tyson Woody suffered a head-on automobile collision on Oct. 20, 2017, that caused him multiple fractures and internal damage.

He spent three months in hospitals healing from his injuries.

Before Woody could return home, however, he needed rehabilitation...

Date: 06-11-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Wichita helps Wolford recover from broken thigh

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Annadele Wolford suffered a right femur fracture and came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, for therapy on Dec. 7, 2017.

When Wolford arrived, she required maximum assistance of two people to help her stand and get in and out of bed, as well as bathe....

Date: 05-30-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Barrett recovers from encephalopathy at Life Care Center of Wichita

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Hazel Barrett was experiencing disorientation when she came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, for rehabilitation on March 15, 2018.

The confusion was due to metabolic encephalopathy, abnormalities of chemicals, vitamins and water in the brain. Barrett also had elevated troponin, a sign of heart trouble....

Date: 05-01-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Heim heals from infection and wound at Life Care Center of Wichita

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Buhler, Kansas, resident Doris Heim came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, for help recovering from an infection, an open wound on her left knee and encephalopathy, a disease in the brain.

When Heim arrived on Dec. 7, 2017, she needed total assistance with transferring from one surface to another, such as from the bed to a wheelchair, as well as with her daily grooming and bathing....

Date: 03-23-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita