Interview with Anne, Short Term Rehabilitation Center Patient
When Anne found herself in the hospital after a fall that broke her hip, she wasn’t sure where to turn for her short term rehabilitation care. After choosing to use our rehabilitation center, she found that she received more than just the ability to get back on her feet.
We caught up with Anne to see how her rehab at EECC helped her get in even better shape than she was before.
What procedure or situation occurred that required you to need a rehabilitation center?
I was at home when I felt the urge to use the restroom. I live in a split level and had to go up a few stairs to get to it.
I’m not sure what happened but next thing I knew, I had fallen and slid down a few stairs and was in a lot of pain. I called my son, and he told me to call 911. The paramedics arrived and took me to the hospital.
When I got there, they took x-rays and told me my hip was broken. I was bruised all over.
How easy did you find the process to be in setting up rehab through EECC?
It was extremely easy for me.
Because I was stuck in the hospital there wasn’t much I could do to research where to go. I chose Elmhurst Extended Care Center because they visited me in the hospital and explained what would happen next and what to expect. It was nice because they offered to explain and help me whether I chose to go to Elmhurst Extended Care or not.
They seemed like the only ones that really cared. They just wanted to make sure I understood what was going on and were there to help.
What was your stay like? The staff?
I couldn’t say enough about my stay. First off, the place is extremely clean and well maintained.
It doesn’t smell!
I’ve been to other places to visit friends, and it either smells bad or like too much air freshener. At Elmhurst Extended Care it doesn’t smell like anything. It’s just clean.
My room was nice and bright. It had a big window letting in lots of light which looked out into the neighborhood. I had my own bathroom, fridge, and big screen TV. The room was well decorated.
Although the aesthetics were nice, the staff is really what makes Elmhurst Extended Care Center a hidden treasure. The CNAs were attentive and so kind. They always were smiling and happy to help.
The therapy staff was amazing. They saw me within an hour of me arriving and were there everyday to work with me. Because of them, I am in better shape than before I even broke my hip.
What did you enjoy the most about choosing to go through short term rehabilitation with EECC?
I enjoyed being around so many wonderful and caring people.
I was nervous about going anywhere but when I arrived at Elmhurst Extended Care, my worries went away immediately. The staff cared for me and wanted me to be happy. I could feel I was in good hands.
My son didn’t have to worry about a thing either. I hate being a burden on him, but he didn’t even miss a day of work.
How do you feel your mobility, health, and situation have improved since going through EECC’s short term rehabilitation program?
Like I said before, I’m better now than I was before I fell down the stairs.
I recommend Elmhurst Extended Care to anyone who needs help. If anything happens to me in the future, I’ll definitely go back to see my friends at Elmhurst Extended Care.
If you or a loved one are in need of a short term rehabilitation center that offers much more than just physical therapy, give Elmhurst Extended Care Center a call today!