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Success Story: Helen

Helen Breiner came to the The Gardens of Easton after been hospitalized following a fall in which she sustained a significant left arm fracture. Following her hospitalization, Helen was unable to weight bear through her left arm. Upon admission to The Gardens, Helen had difficulty with the following:

  • Getting in/out of bed and chair: 25-50% assistance
  • Washing/Dressing: 75-100% assistance
  • Walking: 25% assistance up to 60 feet
  • Stair Climbing: Unable to perform
  • Standing: High risk for falls

In just a little over a month of intensive physical and occupational therapy, Helen was able to:

  • Get in/out of bed and stand up from both a bed and chair with independence
  • Walk without a device for over 300 feet with independence
  • Walk up and down over 15 steps with modified independence (use of a rail only)
  • Wash and dress with modified independence and one-handed techniques
  • Low fall risk when standing and walking

Helen demonstrated hard work, determination and a daily commitment to achieve her goals. With strong therapy support, Helen has now reached her goals and is returning home! Our therapy teams are excited to congratulate Helen for all her success and wish her the best of luck as she returns home!

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