Larry P.

Larry P.

The day Larry Pflieger suffered a stroke was an otherwise typical day. He went about his normal routine until that evening. That's when Larry noticed weakness on his left side. He called 9-1-1 and was taken to Eisenhower Medical Center. After a thorough workup, doctors confirmed Larry suffered a stroke. Larry spent about a week at Eisenhower. During that time, his condition stabilized. Larry was ready for the next step of his recovery: inpatient rehabilitation.

Larry lived a busy, full life before his stroke. He had a passion for cooking, not only for himself, but also for his family and friends. Larry cared for his mother, too, visiting her daily to help her with daily activities. Returning to this life was important to Larry.

Inpatient rehabilitation offered Larry that outcome. His sister began researching rehab facilities and reaching out to them. She had questions that needed answers. Of all the facilities she contacted, only Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage returned her call. With her questions answered and Vibra's 5-star rating, she knew it was the right place for Larry.

"A successful recovery would be to return home," Larry stated. From his day of admission, the staff began working with Larry on achieving that goal. Some days proved harder than others, as is often the case when recovering from a stroke. But the therapy department continued to encourage Larry and cheer him on. "I was always met with a smile and a kind word that brightened my day," he noted.

Driven by his desire to regain his independence, Larry progressed toward his goal. His family and friends provided ongoing motivation. Before long, Larry's discharge day arrived. Now at home again, Larry has new goals. "My goals now are to be able to do things around the house, like cooking meals," he shared. Larry also looks forward to the day he can drive a car again.