After a fall fractured her lower back, Lois Nigh was able to return home after only two weeks of therapy.
Nigh arrived at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, on Sept. 10, for rehabilitation after back surgery. She was experiencing pain and decreased mobility, and she needed supervision with walking, getting in and out of bed, standing and all her hygiene tasks, including getting dressed.
Physical and occupational therapists worked with Nigh five days a week to get her back to her active lifestyle. She took part in the Ready… Set… Go! return-to-home program, which focused on functional tasks she would need at home, including standing tolerance, walking and navigating stairs. Speech therapists also worked with her five days a week on safety awareness.
“I had a broken back when I arrived at Life Care,” said Nigh. “The staff was very nice to me and helped me to walk again. May God bless them all!”
Nigh went from being able to walk only 25 feet at a time to walking 275 feet. She returned home fully independent on Sept. 20.