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....
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....
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...
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.
When George Asher fell at home and fractured his right ankle, he chose Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, for his rehabilitation.
Asher was using a controlled ankle motion boot when he arrived on Sept. 14, 2016, and, as one would expect, he needed assistance with walking, balance and getting from one surface to another.
When Jimmie Townsley came to Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, on July 19, 2016, he was very weak and required moderate assistance with walking, standing and taking care of himself. He was also experiencing confusion.
Townsley had fallen. He also had heart disease and chronic pain.
After a hospital stay for a pressure ulcer on his toe and an infection, Mohammad Shinwari needed rehabilitation before he would be ready to take care of himself at home.
Shinwari came to Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, on June 2, 2016. When he arrived, he was in a lot of pain and required extensive assistance with walking, bathing, getting dressed, grooming and transferring from one surface to another.
David Fowler had a speedy recovery from his total hip replacement surgery, thanks to therapy at Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas.
Fowler came to the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on Aug. 5, 2016, needing help regaining his independence before he could return home safely. When he got there, he needed a walker to get around and had to have someone walk beside him to steady him.
Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, held an open house on June 23, 2016, to show off its recent renovations.
Caseworkers, physicians and people from the surrounding community were invited to tour the facility and build relationships while enjoying a buffet prepared by the dietary department. The buffet included finger sandwiches, cheese and crackers, meatballs, little smokies, fruit and crudité. Refreshments included punch, tea and coffee.
On Jan. 23, 2016, the Andover, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce, named Life Care Center of Andover its Large Business of the Year.
The Large Business of the Year Award criteria include being a chamber member with 20 or more employees, having a reputation for integrity and customer service, support of the community and excellence in the field.