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Moore regains balance with rehab at Life Care Center of Kansas City

Eloise Moore (center, black suit) with member of her care team

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...

Life Care Center of Kansas City helps resident recover after hip replacement

Left to right: Zach Hershberger, doctor of physical therapy student; David Gelushia; Dennis Riley, social services director; Phillips Palatas, physical therapist assistant student; and Narendra Saraf, director of Rehab

In August 2018, David Gelushia underwent hip replacement surgery after he fractured his left hip.

Following his surgery, Gelushia could not walk, balance or even get out of bed without complete assistance...

Life Care Center of Kansas City helps Smith recover from infection

Left to right: Erika Miller, physical therapist assistant student; Maudine Smith; Aimee Felix, occupational therapist assistant; and Narendra Saraf, director of rehab

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...

Life Care Center of Kansas City rehab director wins health care award

Narendra Saraf, director of rehab services

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....

Stroke patient regains independence at Life Care Center of Kansas City

Left to right: Narendra Saraf, director of rehab; Chase Moder, occupational therapist; Toni Johnston; Stephanie Eaton, speech therapist; and Alec Cangelosi, student physical therapist

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....

Life Care Center of Kansas City helps bypass patient recover

Left to right: Narendra Saraf, director of rehab; Chase Moder, occupational therapist; Richard Callahan; Stephanie Eaton, speech therapist; and Alec Cangelosi, physical therapy student

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....

Life Care of Kansas City gets broken back patient home in 2 weeks

Lois Nigh

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.

Life Care Center of Kansas City helps Moore recover from aneurysm

Eloise Moore

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.

Life Care Center of Kansas City helps Reeves regain independence

Cynthia Reeves

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.