Eloise Moore recently needed help to balance steadily on her feet.
Moore had metabolic encephalopathy, an imbalance of chemicals in the blood that affect the brain. She came to Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, on Feb. 27, 2019, at a high fall risk, demonstrating some confusion and quite a bit of weakness. When she arrived, she could only walk 150 feet with someone standing by her steadying her. She needed help with her bed mobility, getting in and out of bed and self-care tasks like getting dressed and bathing.
All three therapy disciplines worked with Moore to help her recover her independence. Physical therapists focused on rebuilding her strength and balance, especially working on her legs, while occupational therapists retrained her in her activities of daily living. Speech therapists worked with her on cognitive exercises.
“I am very happy that I am going back to my home,” said Moore.
Moore returned home on March 23, at a low fall risk, able to walk more than 1,000 feet on her own and without an assistive device. She was thinking more clearly again and was mostly independent in her self-care.