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Fracture patient returns home after rehab at Life Care of Idaho Falls

When Jolene Sortar fell at home, she fractured her right arm and leg.

Sortar came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for rehabilitation on July 8, 2019. When she arrived, she had difficulty walking and getting in and out of bed...

Life Care Center of Idaho Falls named Northwest Facility of the Year

On Aug. 27, 2018, Life Care Centers of America presented Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, with the Facility of the Year Award for its Northwest Division.

The award was given during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It recognizes the facility as the premier location in the division...

Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps Rasmussen get walking again

When Neil Rasmussen came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, he was struggling to get in and out of bed and could not walk because of intense right leg pain from a recent cellulitis infection.

Just standing was intolerable...

Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps accident victim return home

When Brock Mitchell, a young man who had been in a severe motor vehicle accident, came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, in May 2017, life seemed pretty bleak.

The accident had caused a low-level brain injury, which affected Mitchell in several ways....

Rehab at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps resident stand again

Kay Runyan had not been able to stand up or transfer herself from one surface to another since a stroke left her weak.

Runyan came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for skilled nursing care on March 27, 2017. In April, she began working with physical and occupational therapy to change her mobility....

Therapy at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps resident walk again

Tina Cummings has been a long-term resident at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for several years.

When Cummings first arrived, she could not walk or transfer without a lot of difficulty, so she started rehabilitation services. She made good progress, being able to walk again and transfer safely...

Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps Likes return home to his wife

Donald “Gus” Likes was living at home with his wife of 67 years when he was hospitalized with a kidney infection and respiratory failure with hypoxia. Prior to his hospitalization, Likes could walk and perform all of his activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, without assistance. However, he experienced muscle atrophy and extreme decline in his self-care abilities after his time in the hospital.

On May 3, 2019, Likes came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, without the ability to walk, get out of bed or even move around in bed without total assistance...

Cardiac patient recovers independence at Life Care of Idaho Falls

Pat Vrooman has a long history of kidney and cardiac deficiencies.

By the time Vrooman came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, on May 5, 2019, she had been in and out of nursing and rehab centers several times. She came to Life Care severely weak and unable to walk...

Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps cervical patient walk again

On Feb. 7, 2019, Gladys Jerome came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, unable to walk.

Jerome had been living at home with her family, walking with the help of a walker and her family’s assistance for transferring and self-care activities. However, a cervical disc disorder with myelopathy (spinal cord damage) eventually debilitated her to the point she could not even stand without total assistance...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – January 2019

Chelsee Brown, assistant director of nursing at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, took a special interest in a resident who had no family in the area. She took the resident home with her to share dinner with her family and also took her to her children’s wrestling matches and baseball games...