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Sepsis patient recovers function at The Westchester House

Left to right: Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; Sharon Rahoy; Abby Cracchiolo, speech therapist; and Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant

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...

The Westchester House helps Emmons walk again after spinal surgery

Left to right: Abby Cracchiolo, speech therapist; Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant; Ula Emmons; and Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant

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...

Wilburn recovers from infection at The Westchester House

Left to right: Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist assistant; Daphne Wilburn; and Allison Buehrle, physical therapist

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 helps Petersen recover from abdominal surgery

Left to right: Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; Suzanne Petersen; Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist; and Molly Dunsworth, speech therapist

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

Whatever It Takes and Then Some

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!

Sepsis patient finds recovery at The Westchester House

Left to right: Jim Markovich, occupational therapist; Judith Spielburg; Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; and Molly Dunsworth, assistant director of rehab

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....

Lewandowski improves balance at The Westchester House

Bernard Lewandowski with Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist

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

Left to right: Carol Gabbard; Jim Markovich, occupational therapist; and Abigail Cracchiolo, speech therapist

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....

Weakness turns to strength for Pendleton at The Westchester House

Left to right: Catherine Schneider, physical therapist assistant; Patricia Pendleton; and Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant

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

Left to right: Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; Charlotte Carrera; and Molly Dunsworth, assistant director of rehab

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....