Anthony C.

Anthony C.

As a native Californian, Anthony Cazares was doing what he loved most: mountain biking. After a strenuous ride, he began to feel ill. When he arrived home, he collapsed. and his brother called 9-1-1.

The diagnosis was a devastating brain hemorrhage. As a result, Mr. Cazares was placed on life support. Functionally independent before the brain hemorrhage, he had lost the use of the left side of his body. His goal for recovery is to regain his independence and return home safely with his brother.

Mr. Cazares was treated at Eisenhower Health Hospital in Rancho Mirage, CA. Upon discharge, Mr. Cazares transferred to Monterey Palms Health Care Center (a local skilled nursing facility). Mr. Cazares required maximum assistance with all aspects of his care. He spent two months recuperating and building up strength, endurance and tolerance. To advance his recovery, the skilled nursing facility contacted Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage.

When Mr. Cazares arrived at Vibra, he could not walk or dress himself. His treatment plan included intense physical, occupational and speech therapy. To regain the function of his left hand, Mr. Cazares was placed on the Bioness H200 for upper extremity neuromuscular reeducation.

Mr. Cazares made excellent progress in his speech. Upon discharge he could walk with a walker and dress himself. Mr. Cazares is committed to working hard on all aspects of his therapy at a local outpatient rehabilitation center. He looks forward to continuing to make improvements on his activities of daily living at home.

Thankful for his memorable experience and the treatment that he received at Vibra, Mr. Cazares would like to share the following thoughts:

I’ll take Vibra with me everywhere I go; I’ll never forget this place. It takes a special kind of person to work in a place like this. My nurse Adrienne was like the sister I never had. I’ve been given a second chance...”