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Recent Posts in October, 2016

  • Beth K.

    Beth K.
    Hi, my name is Beth K.. I am from Bismarck, ND and I’m here to share my story about my transition from CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas. At the beginning of ...
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  • Baldomero H.

    Baldomero H.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Baldomero Herebia enjoys the simple things in life. He is retired and has been a great source of support to his wife. He cooks, cleans and takes care of the up keeping of their home. “I love spending time with my family," Baldomero said. "I have a wonderful wife and kids along with grandkids and great-grandkids. Family means a lot to me.” One day, Baldomero’s life took a sudden change of course. He fell at home, injuring his spine. Baldomero wouldn't be the same again. “It was one of ... Baldomero Herebia enjoys the simple things in life. He is retired and has been a great source of support to his wife. He cooks, cleans and takes care ... Read More
  • Gil

    Gil

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    A non-traumatic spinal cord injury brought Gil to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. Gil had recently undergone surgery to remove a tumor pressing on his spinal column. This left him with poor trunk stability and limited movement of his lower extremities. Gil required intensive rehabilitation to regain his function and independence. When he arrived at Vibra, Gil needed a mechanical lift to help him transfer from his bed. He couldn't perform self-care tasks, relying on others for ... A non-traumatic spinal cord injury brought Gil to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. Gil had recently undergone surgery to remove a tumor ... Read More
  • Mrs. Spicer

    Mrs. Spicer

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    About 7:30 pm the night Mrs. Spicer suffered a stroke, she said goodnight to her husband and went to bed. Other than the headaches she'd been having the past few days, everything seemed normal. At 3:00 am, her husband woke up to find his wife on the bathroom floor. She was mumbling, in a weakened state, and confused. Though Mrs. Spicer has some memory loss, she recalls having trouble moving her leg and hand. Mrs. Spicer was airlifted from her local hospital to University of Louisville ... About 7:30 pm the night Mrs. Spicer suffered a stroke, she said goodnight to her husband and went to bed. Other than the headaches she'd been having ... Read More
  • Ed

    Ed

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Whenever Ed had a spare moment, he loved to spend it working on cars. He enjoyed an independent, self-sufficient life. Then he slipped on ice and suffered a skull fracture and brain injury. To regain his independence, Ed came to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. Ed arrived at Vibra confused, agitated, and lethargic. He required total assistance with all tasks. The interdisciplinary team got right to work with Ed on an individualized rehabilitation plan. His plan included ... Whenever Ed had a spare moment, he loved to spend it working on cars. He enjoyed an independent, self-sufficient life. Then he slipped on ice and ... Read More
  • Carol D.

    Carol D.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    Carol Davis was less than two days into her dream job when the accident happened. Carol was the new house manager of a recovery home. The job had perks -- free rent, a paycheck, and four hours off in the afternoon she could spend writing -- but it meant so much more to Carol. "I try to change the world with my heart," Carol stated. The fall that happened twice That day, Carol tripped on a four-inch step at the house. In the fall, she fractured her pelvis. The paramedics came and ... Carol Davis was less than two days into her dream job when the accident happened. Carol was the new house manager of a recovery home. The job had ... Read More
  • Jack S.

    Jack S.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Jack Sarter arrived at Vibra Hospital of Northern California with a past troubled him. He had a long history of IV drug abuse and was mentally at the point of giving up. His health was poor, having been diagnosed with both sepsis and pneumonia. The road to recovery would be long and difficult. As soon as Jack admitted to Vibra, the entire team rallied around him. He began his stay requiring assistance with mobility and unable to perform self-care activities himself. But he worked hard ... Jack Sarter arrived at Vibra Hospital of Northern California with a past troubled him. He had a long history of IV drug abuse and was mentally at the ... Read More
  • Susan L.

    Susan L.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. This is a condition in which scar tissue forms inside the lungs, slowing the flow of oxygen into the blood. The restricted flow impacts a patient's ability to move and function. "Familial "means that the condition has affected other members of Susan's family. IPF affects less than 200,000 people annually in the U.S., and is considered a rare ... August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. ... Read More
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