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Life Care Center of LaGrange helps Barker regain independence

Joyce Barker with Michelle Watson, director of rehab services

When Joyce Barker came to Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, for rehab after a fall and hip fracture, she needed moderate to extensive assistance with her mobility and activities of daily living.

Barker participated in occupational therapy seven days a week with an eye to regaining her independence with tasks like getting dressed, bathing and taking care of daily hygiene....

Former teacher gets back on her feet at Life Care Center of LaGrange

Molly Sharp with Debra Paxson, physical therapist assistant

When leg pain led to a decrease in her mobility, Molly Sharp, a former preschool teacher, ended up being hospitalized and was told she needed rehabilitation.

“She was scared to make the transition to rehab because she didn’t know what to expect and feared she would not be able to walk again,” said Callie McDougald, business development director at Life Care Center of LaGrange...

Life Care Center of LaGrange gets Sharp home after broken leg

Judith Sharp with Jennifer Bowers, occupational therapist assistant

On Sept. 2, 2017, Judith Sharp came to Life Care Center of LaGrange with one goal – to recover from her femur fracture and return home to her husband.

Sharp had broken her leg in a fall at home....

Life Care Center of LaGrange helps car accident victim recover

Edna Hochstetler with Lora Gargarita, physical therapist

On March 21, 2017, Edna Hochstetler came to Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, for rehabilitation after a car accident fractured her chest bone.

The injured sternum left Hochstetler with limited mobility and difficulty performing her daily self-care tasks. She needed moderate assistance to get out of bed and some assistance to walk, stand up and sit down, get dressed and bathed and groom herself....

Life Care Center of LaGrange helps heart patient regain independence

Debra Paxson, physical therapist assistant, works with Frederick Good on balance.

Frequent falls and increasing weakness due to his heart disease led Frederick Good to be hospitalized for 11 days.

Before he could return home, Good needed rehabilitation. When he arrived at Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, on Feb. 20, 2017, he required assistance with walking, standing balance, transferring from one surface to another, bathing and dressing, and he had to have supervision with his hygiene tasks....

Life Care Center of LaGrange helps heart failure patient return home

Left to right: Michelle Watson, director of rehab; David Conklin and Debra Paxson, physical therapist assistant

Therapists at Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, recently helped David Conklin return home after an exacerbation of his congestive heart failure left him immobile.

“The doctors at Borgess [Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan] said I needed physical therapy before I came home,” Conklin explained. “The first place my wife and I thought of was Life Care in LaGrange. I had physical therapy there in 2015, and I knew the girls would get me on my feet again.”