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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.

Paint Pal program brings color to The Westchester House

Resident Roberta Gehbauer

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 participates in ombudsman conference

Some of the Life Care associates who assisted with the 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 associates support co-workers after house fire

Associate quote

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.

Westchester House therapist wins customer service award

Bethany Sattovia, speech-language pathologist at The Westchester House

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.

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.