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!