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Life Care of Salt Lake City helps Wyllie recover from meningitis

Nancy Wyllie (seated) with, left to right: Dolly Germundson, occupational therapist; Arlene Robison, physical therapist assistant; and Gina Strickland, occupational therapist assistant

After a hospital stay for bacterial meningitis and a cerebral spinal fluid leak, Nancy Wyllie was very weak and needed rehabilitation before she could return home.

When Wyllie came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City on May 17, 2019, she needed moderate assistance with walking, bathing, dressing and transfers, such as going from her bed to a wheelchair...

Brain injury patient recovers at Life Care Center of Salt Lake City

Left to right: Donalyn Germundson, occupational therapist; Graeme Dornom; and Joel Longhurst, speech therapist

Graeme Dornom came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City for rehabilitation after suffering from a brain injury and frostbite.

The injury was impairing Dornom’s cognitive function, while the frostbite in his hands and feet made it difficult for him to take care of himself...

Pneumonia patient regains independence at Life Care of Salt Lake City

Kyle Hoffer, director of rehab; Sarah Behunin; and Jill Wennison, physical therapist

Forty-nine-year-old Sarah Behunin’s life got turned upside down when she contracted bacterial pneumonia.

The disease left Behunin completely unable to take care of herself. She came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City on Jan. 22, 2019, for rehabilitation and took part in occupational and physical therapies six days a week and speech therapy five days a week...

Life Care Center of Salt Lake City helps Burton heal from multiple fractures

Left to right: Joel Longhurst, speech therapist; Gayle Burton; Kyle Hofer, director of therapy; and Jill Wenneson, physical therapist

In October 2018, Gayle Burton was admitted to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, Utah, with fractures in her right clavicle and right tibia.

Her injuries prevented her from standing or walking, even with the use of a walker, and she could not perform basic self-care tasks without assistance...

Life Care Center of Salt Lake City helps Vietti get home after surgery

Left to right: Joel Longhurst, speech therapist; Aloha Vietti; and Arlene Robinson, physical therapist assistant

After having surgery for a small bowel obstruction, Aloha Vietti needed rehabilitation to regain enough independence to return home.

Vietti came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City on Oct. 29, 2018, needing total to moderate assistance with her mobility and activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and grooming...

Rhem regains independence at Life Care Center of Salt Lake City

Left to right: Dolly Gremundson, occupational therapist; Creighton Rehm; and Jill Forbes, physical therapist assistant

After a fall led to a subdural hemorrhage and lumbar fracture, Creighton Rehm came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, for rehabilitation.

When he arrived on Dec. 4, 2018, Rhem, who also has atrial fibrillation, was unsteady on his feet and needed moderate assistance with hygiene, bathing and getting dressed...

Life Care Center of Salt Lake City rehabs Hardy for muscle weakness

Margene Hardy with Betty Hopkins, occupational therapist

After Margene Hardy was diagnosed and treated for a urinary tract infection, she needed rehabilitation for muscle weakness.

When Hardy was referred to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, Utah, she needed moderate to minimal assistance with transfers and daily living exercises. Upon admission, she had trouble with her balance...

Life Care Center of Salt Lake City rehabs amputee back to independence

Left to right: Becky Hopkins, occupational therapist; Liz Woodson; and Ashley Mwongela, physical therapist

After Kelly “Liz” Woodson made the commitment to have both of her legs amputated below the knee due to severe frostbite, she came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City on April 12, 2017, for rehabilitation.

And rehabilitate she did....