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White recovers from foot surgery at Life Care Center of Andover

Angelica Bretton, physical therapist assistant; Debra White; and Todd Grisier, occupational therapist

Debra White had to have surgery on her left foot due to degenerative arthritis, and she chose to do her rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, after the procedure.

When White arrived in February 2018, she needed some assistance to walk, transfer from one surface to another, balance while standing and sitting, take care of daily grooming tasks, bathe, get dressed and manage her medications....

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.

Life Care Center of Andover helps patient recover from broken ankle

George Asher

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.

Life Care Center of Andover helps cardiac patient regain independence

Jimmie Townsley with Todd Grisier, occupational therapist, left, and Ivey Hardison, physical therapist

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.

Life Care Center of Andover helps Shinwari regain function

Mohammad Shinwari with Brandy Wallace, occupational therapist assistant (left) and Ivey Hardison, physical therapist

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.

Life Care Center of Andover gets hip surgery patient home in 2 weeks

Left to right: Todd Grisier, occupational therapist; David Fowler; and Steve Hendricks, physical therapist assistant

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.