37 year old Kelly Downing gradually lost feeling in her legs and then woke up one day unable to move any part of her body below her neck. Kelly was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and no longer able to live her active life as a special education teacher, Tough Mudder, and active mom. Kelly's doctor sent her to Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Greenbriar in Nashua, NH to see if rehabilitation therapy could give her another chance at healing and recovery. This story, with video of Kelly during her therapy takes place from December of 2012 through March of 2013.
KINDRED HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTERS
At Kindred, our mission is to provide hope and promote healing and recovery for over 24,000 nursing and rehabilitation center patients and residents each day. We are a national company providing nursing and rehabilitation services to 223 local communities and the people who come to us for care. Through our clinical expertise, we provide a full range of medical and social services to treat and support every one of our patients and residents. We provide safe, compassionate care in an environment that fosters independence and dignity.
CHANGING ATTITUDES ABOUT NURSING HOME CARE
Across the country, nursing and rehabilitation centers are adapting to meet the increasingly diverse needs of today's patients and residents. Today's resident might be an active senior citizen recovering from a knee replacement before returning to the golf course, or a young mother receiving physical therapy to recover from an auto accident.
Nearly half of our patients returned home after an average stay of 33 days in 2009, and of those patients 95% returned home in less than 90 days.
The services we offer provide patients and residents the medical care they need, the restorative therapy they require and the support they and their families deserve.