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Paint Pal program brings color to The Westchester House

Every three months, residents at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, have the chance through the Paint Pal program to choose a new painting to hang on the wall of their rooms.

It may be a painting of flowers, or a cityscape, but no matter the subject, the artwork is always bright and colorful and brings extra cheer to the center.

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....

Westchester House therapist wins customer service award

Bethany Sattovia, speech-language pathologist at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, received Life Care Centers of America’s Central Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 26, 2015, for her dedication to customer service.

She was chosen from among thousands of associates in the Central Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.

The Westchester House named Life Care’s Central Facility of the Year

The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, was named Life Care Centers of America’s Facility of the Year for its Central Division on Aug. 24, 2015.

The award was presented during Life Care Centers of America’s annual management meeting. It recognized the facility as the premier location in Life Care’s Central Division, which includes 35 skilled nursing and rehab centers in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

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 patient recover from fall

A recent fall left Roberta Kohlschreiber in need of assistance from The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri.

 Kohlschreiber had a right leg laceration prohibiting her from completing many daily tasks. Her rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis also contributed to her need of assistance...

 

Speech therapy at The Westchester House helps Smith communicate better

Speech therapy has made a difference for Joseph Smith, a long-term resident at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri. 

Smith came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Jan. 26, 2017, for assistance recovering from a previous stroke and his ongoing epilepsy. He underwent speech therapy five days a week....

The Westchester House participates in ombudsman conference

On June 10, 2016, Life Care Centers of America’s Missouri Region was proud to sponsor and support the St. Louis-area VOYCE Agency’s annual conference, “The Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care.” 

“Because Life Care has 11 buildings throughout Missouri, it is necessary for us to be a vital part of the resources for seniors,” explained Donna Rohr, divisional director of business development.

The Westchester House helps Moritz recover from hip replacement

Sally Moritz had a bad fall that fractured her right hip.

After having a total hip replacement surgery, Moritz came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation. When she arrived on April 28, 2017, she could not take care of herself and required extensive assistance with bathing and getting dressed....

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners for April 2015

Sally Timmerman, MDS coordinator at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, went way beyond her duties when she found out that one of the residents was a huge Elvis fan. She purchased more than $200 worth of Elvis memorabilia for him and, when he was ready to return home to his wife, Timmerman decorated his room at the house as a welcome-home gesture.

Therapy at The Westchester House helps Slattery regain strength

On March 27, 2017, William Slattery came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, with general weakness that was keeping him from living independently.

Slattery needed assistance with all of his mobility, from walking to balancing while standing to even getting around in his wheelchair....

The Westchester House helps Nagel recover after hip surgery

After a hip fracture and surgery, Marie Nagel came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation.

When Nagel arrived on Feb. 11, 2017, she needed maximum assistance to perform activities of daily life like bathing. She also needed extensive assistance to get out of bed, balance while standing up, walk and even balance while sitting down....

The Westchester House patient finds rehab success after hip fracture

Shirley Schmidt had a fall that broke her hip.

After surgery, Schmidt came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation so she could regain function and go home. When she arrived on Jan. 12, 2017, she needed maximum assistance with standing balance and transferring from one surface to another....

The Westchester House helps woman recover from hip replacement

Osteoporosis led June Brueggemann to need a right total hip replacement in early 2017.

Following the surgery, Brueggemann came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on March 9. She needed moderate assistance for bathing and getting dressed from the waist down and stand-by assistance with grooming and getting dressed from the waist up. She also needed some help with critical thinking skills like managing finances....

The Westchester House associates support co-workers after house fire

On March 11, 2016, two associates at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, suffered a major loss.

Marvin Hall, a certified nursing assistant, and his wife Gail, central supply manager, are both part of the team. Their home, one they have not lived in very long at all, caught fire.

Dr. Trinh named Life Care’s Central Division Physician of the Year

Dr. Chantri Trinh, medical director at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, received the Physician of the Year Award for Life Care Centers of America’s Central Division on March 16, 2017.

The award was given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona....

The Westchester House helps local man recover from muscle breakdown

Brandon Aldan was born with paramyotonia congenita, a genetic disorder that causes muscle stiffness, especially in cold temperatures.

Due to the paramyotonia congenita, Aldan experienced rhabdomyolysis in January 2017, a condition in which skeletal muscles break down and damage the kidneys....

Rehab at The Westchester House helps woman recover from hip fracture

After Lorraine Gessler fell and fractured her right femur, she needed rehabilitation before she could return to her home in Ballwin, Missouri.

Gessler came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for physical, occupational and speech therapies on Oct. 25, 2016. She was in rough shape....

The Westchester House helps woman recover from broken hip

Few things are as limiting to adults as a broken hip.

However, Lynne Linder didn’t let a fall and pelvis fracture stop her from getting on with her life, thanks to rehabilitation at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri. She wanted to get back to her medical records job.

The Westchester House helps woman recover from auto accident

An automobile accident fractured Pamela Martin’s left fibula, the small bone in the calf area of the leg, and she came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation.

When Martin arrived on Dec. 7, 2016, she needed assistance with walking, bed mobility, standing, bathing, getting dressed and transferring from one surface to another.

The Westchester House helps patient regain independence after total hip replacement

Gloria Burr came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Oct. 12, 2016, with a brand new set of hips, but also a new slew of post-surgery limitations.

Following her total hip replacement, Burr needed maximum assistance with mobility and transferring from sitting to standing positions. She was only able to walk 18 feet with a wheeled walker and was at a high risk for falling.