With a diagnosis of cellulitis, a skin infection, on her left leg and a history of falls, Kansas City resident Maudine Smith began rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, on May 4, 2018.
When Smith arrived, she was unable to take care of herself. She needed moderate assistance with bathing, dressing and bed mobility...
On April 3, 2018, Narendra Saraf, director of rehab services at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, received the Best in Patient Care Award from the American Health Council.
The AHC is a national non-profit organization comprising all different types of health care workers, from physicians to pharmacists, nurses to therapists....
Toni Johnston came to Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, after having a stroke.
When Johnston arrived on Nov. 2, 2017, she was unsteady on her feet and at a high fall risk. She could only walk about 500 feet in six minutes, and she had difficulty swallowing....
In August 2017, Richard Callahan had a coronary artery bypass graft.
Unfortunately, he also had the complication of an infection, which led to a severe decrease in his physical and physiological well-being.
On Sept. 25, Callahan arrived at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, to begin his rehabilitation journey....
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.
Few skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients have as complete a turnaround as Eloise Moore experienced at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas.
Moore had suffered a brain aneurysm and was 100 percent dependent when she arrived at the facility for therapy on June 13, 2016. She couldn’t walk, stand, sit, bathe, get dressed or manage her medication on her own. She was on a feeding tube and couldn’t swallow or speak.
When Cynthia Reeves arrived at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, on March 10, 2016, she required total assistance for all her mobility and daily tasks except for sitting.
An electrolyte imbalance had led to several complications for Reeves, including acute kidney failure. As a result, she had a prolonged hospital stay. She needed help regaining her independence before she could return home.
Paul Fujisaki has come a long way – from death’s door to almost being able to take care of himself.
On Feb. 19, 2016, Fujisaki arrived at Life Care Center of Kansas City, Kansas, with a prognosis of only two weeks to live. Needing complete assistance, there were more things that Fujisaki couldn’t do than that he could: walking, standing, getting out of bed, grooming, swallowing, getting dressed or even sitting.