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Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Eriksson regain strength

Kristin Eriksson with Lisa Reynolds, physical therapist assistant

Kristin Eriksson has atrial fibrillation, and after having a fall, she was hospitalized for progressive weakness and a decline in her mobility.

Eriksson came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation on Aug. 13, 2019, needing moderate help for bed mobility, standing balance, dressing, bathing and transfers (such as getting from a bed to a chair)...

Lund walking well again after rehab at Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Jan Lund

Jan Lund developed cellulitis, a bacterial infection of the skin, in her leg, which impaired her mobility.

Lund came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation, on June 25, 2019. She needed help to walk and bathe herself, as well as to balance while standing...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some Winners - June 2019

Credit Cards

Julie Ward, human resources, payroll and accounting clerk at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, cut out, taped and laminated “credit cards” for a resident with dementia who was often upset when she couldn’t find her credit cards...

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Hatch get rid of dizziness

Vestibular Disorder

On June 18, 2019, Debra Hatch came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which refers to brief episodes of dizziness and nausea following changes in head position.

Hatch had been experiencing these incidents of vertigo frequently for the past five years...

Keasey recovers from surgery at Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Joy Keasey

A femoral surgery after suffering an embolism in her leg led Joy Keasey to require rehabilitation.

Keasey was very weak when she arrived at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, on March 14, 2019. She needed moderate assistance with bed mobility, bathing and dressing, as well as some assistance with walking, grooming, medication management, standing balance and transfers...

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Gillham recover after fall

Carol Gillham with Lisa Reynolds, physical therapist assistant

After a fall at home, Beech Mountain, North Carolina, resident Carol Gillham was too weak to live independently.

When Gillham came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation, she had encephalopathy and needed some assistance with her mobility and several of her activities of daily living, including bathing and getting dressed...

Hip fracture patient gets better at Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Lucille Markland

Lucille Markland came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation after a hip fracture.

Markland needed extensive assistance to walk, roll over in bed, get in and out of chairs and manage her medications when she arrived on Jan. 16, 2019...

Life Care Center of Banner Elk celebrates the 12 days of Christmas

Associates gather to serve festive refreshments to residents.

Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, celebrated the 2018 holiday season with 12 Days of Christmas.

The fun started on Dec. 17 and continued until New Year’s Day. Residents participated in activities, including ornament decorating, pin-the-heart-on-the-Grinch and holiday bingo...

Hip replacement patient regains independence with Life Care rehab

Melissa Moody, occupational therapist assistant, with Joann Miller

Joann Miller came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, on Dec. 14, 2018, to rehabilitate after having a hip replacement. 

When Miller arrived, she needed help with walking, getting in and out of bed, standing up and sitting down, balance, grooming, bathing and getting dressed...

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Kemp recover after lumbar surgery

“I have better posture now.” – Jerry Kemp

After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis and undergoing lumbar surgery in April 2018, Jerry Kemp began outpatient physical therapy at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina.

When he first arrived, he needed moderate assistance with basic activities. But through physical therapy, Kemp greatly improved his mobility and independence...