Dianna’s Story: Overcoming a Heart Attack and Stroke Before Christmas

Dianna’s Story: Overcoming a Heart Attack and Stroke Before Christmas


My mom got sick and was in the hospital. I did my own research and looked to see the
ratings and who was best and who could get my mom back as close to normal as possible. Dianna was admitted here following a coronary
artery bypass graft surgery that was complicated by an inter-operative or post-operative stroke
that gave her some left-sided weakness and difficulty with her vision. We had a very specific therapy goal to improve
her tolerance to go on to a facility that we thought would ultimately allow her to return home. My goal was to get home by Christmas because
if you just give up you’re not gonna get any better. We identified her very early as a patient
that would benefit from inpatient rehabilitation down the road. We thought we could use
this particular stay to improve her therapy tolerance to a point where she could go to
a facility to really ramp up her recovery. Recovering from a stroke on top of a heart
attack and the surgery that she had already had, that’s a long process. And so it’s important, and it was valuable
that she could move from one facility to this one and then after she left here she continued
to get therapy so she could ultimately get back to what she was doing before. We were really excited for her to be able
to go home and to spend that holiday with her family. It was very important for us to have her home
for Christmas because she’s always been at home for Christmas. It was nice having Christmas at home. It was very exciting to get to see her come
home and not have to go to another facility because she had made so much recovery.