“My house was up for sale for about a year. It was getting to be too much for me. There comes a time when it’s necessary to make changes, and it’s one I knew would eventually be inevitable — and at that time I was 89,” said Bob.
“There were several reasons why I wanted to come live here at Presbyterian Manor. First, I had attended the Presbyterian Church here in town. And second, my house was two blocks down the street, and I passed by here every day. The Manor was my first choice. I knew there was an independent living unit out front available, so when I got the house sold, I immediately got down here and inquired. It was a great relief to find out it was open. This is such a nice place, and I especially like the food!”
It’s more than just the location and food that have kept Bob happy here. His recent stay in our PATH (Post Acute to Home) program quite literally helped him get his life back.
“This past winter, I got ill. I came down with pneumonia. I called over to the Manor, and they sent Michelle, the head nurse, to see me. She took one look at me and said we need to call an ambulance,” said Bob. “I was in the hospital for five days. When I was released, I wasn’t strong enough to go back and live on my own, so I came back to the manor and stayed in the rehab unit for five weeks.”
Bob was nursed back to health, and the physical therapy program he completed helped him build more strength than he had when he originally fell ill. He found camaraderie with a group of fellow patients, which made his stay even more enjoyable.
“ The people here are very helpful and easy to work with. The nurses upstairs are helpful, and the food was good. I had a nice table of people that ate with me, and we had a nice time. Some of the older residents here kept looking at us because we were laughing and carrying on. We were the party table!” said Bob.
Now that Bob has “graduated” from the PATH program, he’s back to enjoying life.
“I feel even stronger now than before I got sick. It was what I needed. I’ve even been going down to the hospital to exercise one or two times a week. And when the weather got good I planted some geraniums and other flowers there in my little planting area,” said Bob.
We’re grateful Bob is back to his old self, and we welcome you to learn more about our PATH program when you or a loved one are in need of rehabilitation after a hospital stay. Contact Sharla Hopper at 620-421-1450 or email@example.com.