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The Westchester House helps Curd recover from heart attack

Left to right: Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; Gordan Curd; and Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist assistant

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 with (clockwise from left): Jim Markovich, occupational therapist; Catherine Schneider, physical therapist assistant; Molly Dunsworth, assistant director of rehab; and Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant

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

Left to right: Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist assistant; Mary Schulte; Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist; and Molly Dunsworthy, assistant director of rehab

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 Catlin recover from broken leg

Left to right: Catherine Schneider, physical therapist assistant; Norma Catlin; and Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist

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 Eilers recover from broken leg

Left to right: Abigail Cracchiolo, speech therapist; Sandra Eilers; Sherri Baker, physical therapist assistant; and Tiffany Ellis, occupational therapist

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 gets Steinmetz home to his wife

Doug Steinmetz with (left to right): Sherri Baker, physical therapist assistant; Cynthia Steinmetz, his wife; Lina Palazzolo, occupational therapist assistant; and Molly Dunsworth, speech therapist

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

Molly Dunsworth, speech therapist and assistant director of rehab, left, and Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist

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

Roberta Kohlschreiber with (left to right): Mary Bland, speech therapist; Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist; and Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist

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

Joe Smith with Mary Bland, speech therapist

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 helps Moritz recover from hip replacement

Left to right: Shirla Kreilich, physical therapist; Sally Moritz; and Katie Strawbridge, occupational therapist

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....