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Life Care Center of Brookfield helps stroke patient recover

Harvey Sherwood with Ryenn Watson, occupational therapist assistant

On Aug. 5, 2016, Harvey Sherwood came to Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation to recover from a stroke.

The stroke impacted Sherwood’s left side, leaving him unable to walk and struggling to complete basic activities like standing up, transferring from his bed to a wheelchair and even getting around in a wheelchair.

Life Care Center of Brookfield helps hip fracture patient get home

Left to right: occupational therapist assistants Asten Carman and Ryenn Watson; Earl Steen; and Heather Martin, physical therapist

Earl Steen needed rehabilitation after a fall led to a hip fracture.

When he arrived at Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, on Aug. 19, 2016, Steen needed moderate assistance with walking and his self-care tasks, including getting dressed and managing his medications.

Life Care Center of Brookfield gets man with Parkinson’s walking again

James Smith using the SCIFIT for therapy

James Smith wanted to get back on his feet. He had fallen at home, which led to a hospital stay after he was found to have sepsis, a blood infection. On top of that, he already had Parkinson’s disease.

Smith came to Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation so that he could get back to his previous level of independence.

Ruby Simpson turns 102 at Life Care Center of Brookfield

Ruby Simpson with her birthday cake

Ruby Simpson, a resident at Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, turned 102 on Jan. 20, 2016, and she’s still going strong.

For her 99th birthday, Simpson went on a motorcycle ride during a family vacation to Texas, and for her 100th, she rode in a hot air balloon. This year, she enjoyed a party at the facility and an interview with a local TV reporter.