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Therapy at The Westchester House helps Slattery regain strength

Left to right: Abigail Cracchiolo, speech therapist; Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist assistant; William Slattery; and Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant

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

Marie Nagel with (left to right): Abigail Cracchiolo, speech therapist; Allison Buehrle, physical therapist; and Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist

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

Left to right: Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist; Shirley Schmidt; Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; and Abby Cracchiolo, speech therapist

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

June Brueggemann with Abigail Cracchiolo, speech therapist, left, and Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist

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....

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

Dr. Chantri Trinh

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

Left to right: Jim Markovich, occupational therapist; Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant; Brandon Aldan; Cody Gardner, physical therapy student; and Allison Buehrle, physical therapist

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

Lorraine Gessler, center, with Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant, left, and Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant

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

Left to right: Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant; Lynne Linder; and Allison Buehrle, physical therapist

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

Left to right: Shirla Krelich, physical therapist assistant; Pamela Martin; and Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist

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

Left to right: Mary Bland, speech therapist; Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; Gloria Burr, resident; and Lina Palazzolo, certified occupational therapy assistant

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.