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Hess recovers from lower back pain at Life Care Center of Andover

Left to right: Todd Grisier, occupational therapist; Velda Hess; and Karina Salazar-Desantores, physical therapist

After a hospitalization for severe lower back pain, Velda Hess came to Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, for rehabilitation.

When she arrived on April 3, 2018, Hess needed moderate assistance with walking, transfers and getting dressed. She also needed minimal assistance with her sitting balance, grooming and bathing....

Life Care Center of Andover gets cancer patient home after chemo

Lonnie Polson with Steve Hendricks, physical therapist assistant

On Feb. 27, 2017, Lonnie Polson came to Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, for rehabilitation after chemotherapy for colon cancer.

The cancer and treatment had left Polson very weak, and physical and occupational therapists set to work to help him go from needing moderate assistance with his self-care tasks and mobility to where he would be independent enough to return home....

Life Care Center of Andover helps Edwards heal from broken hip, wrist

Left to right: Ivey Hardison, physical therapist; Jean Edwards; and Corrina Hein, occupational therapist assistant

A fall broke Jean Edwards’ left pelvis and wrist.

After a hospital stay, Edwards came to Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, on Feb. 7, 2017. She started off not being able to wheel herself in a wheelchair because of her broken wrist....

Life Care Center of Andover helps woman recover from hip replacement

Weishaar with Corrina Hein, occupational therapist assistant, left, and Angelica Bretton, physical therapist assistant, right

On Dec. 27, 2016, Ruth Weishaar arrived at Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, for rehabilitation after having a hip replacement

Weishaar needed extensive assistance to take care of her grooming tasks and to bathe herself, and she needed moderate assistance with other activities of daily living...

Life Care Center of Andover rehab helps patient recover from aneurysm

Left to right: Angelica Bretton, physical therapist assistant; Ernest Williams; and Corrina Hein, occupational therapist assistant

On Sept. 26, 2016, Ernest Williams came to Life Care Center of Andover for rehabilitation after having surgery for a thoracic aortic aneurysm.

When she arrived, Williams needed assistance with her mobility and balance. She also needed help with her activities of daily living, including managing his medications, getting dressed, bathing and taking care of her hygiene.