John Rhodes suffered two falls and as a result was placed in The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. After the hospital stay, his body was severely weak.
On May 5, 2016, Rhodes came to Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, for rehabilitation to help him recover from multiple rib fractures and dysphagia.
When he arrived, Rhodes needed moderate assistance because he had a high fall risk. He required help with walking, getting in and out of bed and everyday tasks like grooming and bathing.
Rhodes underwent physical and occupational therapies six days a week. Therapists worked with him on strength exercises and balance training.
“John worked extremely hard and was cooperative with all aspects of therapy,” said Ed Gadd, physical therapist assistant.
When Rhodes returned home, he was mostly independent and able to walk with a walker. He is continuing therapy at Life Care Center of Crossville on an outpatient basis to continue working on his strength and balance recovery.
“They have been very good to me here,” Rhodes said. “I’ve enjoyed working with them and they’re very good at what they do.”