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Weakness turns to strength for Pendleton at The Westchester House

Patricia Pendleton was suffering from weakness due to her congestive heart failure and stage 4 kidney disease. 

Weakness was just a temporary setback, however, thanks to the rehab team at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri. Pendleton arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on Oct. 20, 2017....

Carrera benefits from Parkinson’s therapy at The Westchester House

Charlotte Carrera, a long-term resident at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, was experiencing a functional decline due to Parkinson’s disease when therapy helped turn her life around.

Carrera began rehabilitation on Sept. 27, 2017, to increase her independence and keep her Parkinson’s symptoms at bay....

The Westchester House helps Curd recover from heart attack

Gordon Curd had a heart attack and a hip fracture, which sent him to the hospital.

Curd came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation on Sept. 7, 2017. When he arrived, he was unable to put weight on his right leg while his hip healed...

The Westchester House rehabs Thomas after heart surgery

Pat Thomas had to have a prosthetic heart valve replaced, and after surgery, she needed rehabilitation to recover strength and mobility.

On Aug. 30, 2017, Thomas came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri. She required total assistance with her bed mobility and was experiencing some confusion....

The Westchester House helps Schulte recover after a fall

Mary Schulte broke her left leg after falling, and following surgery, she came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on July 13, 2017.

When Schulte arrived, she was unable to put weight on her left leg while it healed, and she needed assistance with her bed mobility and transfers from one surface to another....

The Westchester House helps Eilers recover from broken leg

A fall broke Sandra Eilers’ left leg, and she needed help regaining her mobility and independence.

Eilers came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on July 7, 2017. When she arrived, she was not able to put weight on her left leg, and she required maximum assistance to stand up....

The Westchester House helps Catlin recover from broken leg

A fall resulted in a broken femur for Norma Catlin, who then had to have surgery.

Catlin came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation on Aug. 3, 2017. When she arrived, she needed extensive assistance to get dressed and moderate assistance to get in and out of bed, balance and bathe....

The Westchester House helps Emmons walk again after spinal surgery

After spinal surgery to correct spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the open spaces in the spine), Ula Emmons came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation.

When Emmons arrived on June 20, 2018, she needed a mechanical lift to get her out of bed. She needed complete assistance to get dressed and stand up, and extensive assistance to simply balance while sitting...

Sepsis patient recovers function at The Westchester House

Sharon Rahoy came to The Westchester House on June 14, 2018, unable to walk and on a feeding tube because of an E. coli infection that went septic.

Now, Rahoy is mobile again and able to eat and drink normally...

Wilburn recovers from infection at The Westchester House

On June 21, 2018, Daphne Wilburn came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehab after an infection.

Wilburn had a bone infection as well as an abscess on her leg that needed specialty wound care. When she arrived at the facility, she needed active assistance to get in and out of bed, walk and get dressed...

The Westchester House gets Steinmetz home to his wife

Doug Steinmetz came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on June 20, 2017, after being treated at the hospital for anemia and acute osteomyelitis, a bone infection.

When he arrived, Steinmetz required total assistance for his bed mobility and getting around, as well as for his self-care. He was weak and experiencing a decline in cognition....

Two therapists at The Westchester House earn new certifications

Two therapists at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, recently earned certification in specialty therapy approaches. 

Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist, earned her certification in LSVT BIG in May 2017, while Molly Dunsworth, speech therapist and assistant director of rehab, earned her certification in The Guardian Way® in June....

The Westchester House helps Petersen recover from abdominal surgery

After abdominal surgery, Suzanne Petersen came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation.

When she arrived on Feb. 18, 2018, Petersen was weak and suffering from some confusion. She needed extensive assistance with bathing and dressing and some assistance with daily grooming tasks, self-feeding, walking, standing, transferring and bed mobility...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some – April 2018 winners

Kim Henning, food and nutrition director at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, made numerous trips back and forth with her son to collect a current resident’s belongings after he was evacuated from his home. She went the extra mile in the call of duty to make sure the resident did not lose his belongings!

Wildt recovers from stroke at The Westchester House

After suffering a stroke, Harvey Wildt had difficulty moving or using his left side.

The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, helped Wildt overcome those deficits. Wildt came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Feb. 26, 2019, needing two people to help him get in and out of bed...

Sepsis patient finds recovery at The Westchester House

When Judith Spielburg developed sepsis in an intraspinal abscess, she needed rehabilitation before she could return home.

On Dec. 21, 2017, Spielburg came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for physical, occupational and speech therapies....

The Westchester House helps cancer patient eat again

What would life be like without the ability to eat and drink?

Unfortunately, this scenario happened to John Berkery, a 68-year-old resident of St. Louis, Missouri. He experienced a battle with nasopharyngeal cancer, which led to complications like shortness of breath and pneumonia...

Loeffler recovers from kidney swelling at The Westchester House

Pamela Loeffler found herself facing severe muscle weakness due to hydronephrosis, a swelling of the kidney.

Loeffler was unable to get in and out of bed and required extensive assistance to bathe and get dressed when she arrived at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Jan. 23, 2019...

The Westchester House helps Sullentrup get his strength back after surgery

Eric Sullentrup was diagnosed with cervical stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the spinal cord, after he started experiencing a variety of symptoms.

His symptoms included neck pain, numbness, weakness in his arms and legs, problems with his balance and impaired cognition...

The Westchester House helps Gerberding regain strength after a fall

In September 2018, Carolyn Gerberding fainted and collapsed due to encephalopathy, a condition that affects the functions and structure of the brain.

Her fall and the effects of her condition left Gerberding unable to walk or perform basic hygiene and self-care tasks without assistance. She also experienced impaired cognition and a reduced ability to understand and communicate with others...

The Westchester House helps Mitchell recover from infection

When Dorothy Mitchell came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Nov. 5, 2018, she had been hospitalized with a urinary tract infection.

The experience left Mitchell with muscle weakness and decreased balance. She needed maximum assistance with bed mobility and dressing and moderate assistance with transfers, such as getting in and out of bed...

McBee regains independence at The Westchester House after broken leg

On Nov. 2, 2018, Jetta McBee came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation after breaking her right leg.

When she arrived, McBee needed maximum assistance to get around. She needed extensive assistance to bathe and get dressed and had some difficulty with cognition...

Lewandowski improves balance at The Westchester House

Bernard Lewandowski experienced repeated falls at home and came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for help with his balance and activities of daily living.

Arriving on Jan. 5, 2018, Lewandowski did physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions five times a week....

Care and rehab at The Westchester House impresses Gabbard

Carol Gabbard couldn’t use her left arm when she arrived at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Dec. 18, 2017. 

Gabbard had a total left shoulder replacement for osteoarthritis and needed rehabilitation before she could take care of herself at home....