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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....

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....