Connie joined us here at KHCC for a short time as she was eager to move into her new home. Her goal was to gain her independence to be successful at home with her kitties, Tommy and Queen Kitty who are very friendly and love being pet.
Connie explained, “I enjoyed my time there, everyone was helpful and aided me in regaining my strength.” She looks forward to her continued therapy at home and mentioned, “I really like my therapy gal, she is friendly and helps me.” Connie also mentioned she enjoys the “Meals on Wheels” food that is delivered for her weekly. We are thrilled to see Connie’s successes and are grateful for the continued services she has available to continue her journey at home with Tommy and Queen Kitty.
Maxine joined us here at KHCC in need of regaining her strength to return to her independent lifestyle. During Maxine’s time at KHCC she worked with our
trusted partners, Reliant Therapy and returned home after meeting her goals. When asked how Maxine enjoys her time back home she mentioned, “I’m happy to be home, I’m able to make my own bed and do my own dishes.”
Maxine is a 60 year resident of Van Buren County and is pleased to return to her community. Being a community member Maxine was able to visit with lifelong friends during her time at KHCC, “It was nice to get to see people I knew for meals, activities, and afternoon chats.” She’s looking forward to the spring
weather as she has goals of continuing her strength building outside by walking to the local grocery store. Maxine was a joy to our facility and we wish her the best back home.
Elna joined us here at KHCC with the goal of regaining her strength to return to her lifestyle at home. With the help of our therapy department Elna has not only regained the strength needed to be at home, but she has impressed home health and her physical therapist with her progress.
Elna’s caregiver mentioned the guidance to obtaining the equipment needed at home was helpful in their journey to success for Elna. She also mentioned she’s appreciative of the professionalism, kindness, and effort put into making Elna’s experience a positive transition home.
When asked how Elna enjoys her time back home she mentioned, “By watching The Wheel of Fortune, The Golden Girls, and The Beverly Hill Billie’s.” We are so grateful Elna is able to enjoy the comfort of her own home with her family just in time for the holidays.
Thank you for choosing us, Elna!
Veneta came to us from Van Buren County Hospital with the goal of getting strong enough to go back to her own home. Veneta voiced that she is grateful for our therapy department for their assistance in her journey to independence.
She is most looking forward to sleeping in her own bed and being in the comfort of her home. She mentioned she’s been given the accommodations and resources at home needed such as raised stools, lift chair, and railings. Veneta enjoys reading books, especially romantic novels, she’s looking forward to being in her favorite chair at home to read.
Veneta is thankful for her experience here that has helped her get back to her independent lifestyle. Thank you for choosing us, Veneta!
Carol came to us from Jefferson County Health Care for physical therapy. Carol has been to us before for a short stay so, she is familiar with our facility. Carol voiced that she loves it here! Her experience has always been great, but this time was different. She felt more confident with therapy and how supportive they were. “They motivate me to strive for total independence. That’s the kind of therapy staff I need!” Carol also spoke about our “tremendous food and patient staff. I haven’t met anyone I haven’t liked.” Carol is looking forward to getting home so she can help out in her own kitchen and see her daughter. Thanks for choosing us, Carol!
Rose come to us from Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center for her first ever rehabilitation stay. Rose enjoyed her time in therapy voicing, “they went very well and I never felt pressured or rushed.” Rose mentioned by name Mallory who is our PT-A as fantastic. “There are such good acitivites to choose from here and all of the staff are friendly and very helpful.” Rose also commented on our rooms saying, “they are very spacious which made it easier for me to get around.” Even though Rose had a successful
rehabilitation stay with us, she is eager to go home and get back to her sewing and quilting projects. Thanks for choosing us, Rose!
Meet Thomas Houston! Tom is a Veteran from Fairfield, he came to us from Jefferson County Health Center for rehabilitation and therapy. While in therapy, Mallory, our PT-A voiced, “Tom is new to therapy, and you wouldn’t be able to tell. He does a great job following cues and working hard.” Tom is looking forward to getting back to his routine at home! He is eager to see his grandchildren and go fishing. Furthermore, Tom enjoyed how patient our staff is and how clean our nursing facility is. We cannot wait to see Tom succeed at home. Thanks for choosing us, Tom!
Gayle admitted to Keosauqua Health Care Center skilled nursing, after a long stay in Des Moines at Mercy One. Gayle is receiving Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapies. Gayle has never received rehabilitation services from our Health Care Center before, in fact, this has been her first time to Keosauqua altogether!
Gayle had a kidney transplant in 2019 and is familiar with good and bad care over the years. When she arrived here in Keosauqua, Gayle was apprehensive to start therapy or to even leave her room. She felt fearful in a new place. But once Gayle started to meet more of our staff, she started feeling excited to meet new people and start working with therapy. When asked if Gayle would recommend our therapy community here at KHCC to her friends, her face lit up and said, “ABSOLUTELY!”
Mallory, our Physical Therapy Assistant, stands out the most. Rightfully so, that’s who Gayle spends most of her time with. Gayle went on to voice, “Mallory is my favorite. She is so friendly and helpful. She is always asking if she can help me with something or wants to chat.”
Gayle’s favorite thing to do in rehab is ride the bike and play “games” in our therapy room. So much so that, she is considering buying her own bike when she gets home. Gayle’s favorite time here at Keosauqua Health Care Center is when she is riding the bike in the therapy room, watching the Andy Griffith show, and with Mallory by her side.
Gayle is looking forward to getting home though. She misses her cat Esther and her neighborhood. We will miss Gayle though; her spirit has been a light during these challenging times. We wish her the very best on her return home!