Care Matters Spotlight October 2020

Mr. Borden admitted to Holzer Senior Care Center with the ultimate goal of returning home with his wife. Upon admission, Mr. Borden required the use of a feeding tube for nutrition and a mechanical lift to complete transfers. At first, returning home with his wife seemed like a lofty task due to the amount of assistance Mr. Borden needed.  He soon became unmotivated and thought this goal was impossible due to apparently insurmountable tasks.  Both he and his wife thought that he would be staying at the facility forever.

In the midst of this, Mr. Borden had a brief readmittance to the hospital and then returned to Holzer Senior Care Center with a new outlook and motivation.  After putting his all into and excelling in an aggressive therapy program tailored to meet his needs, Mr. Borden began eating regular food and was able to walk out of Holzer Senior Care following his intensive program.  What a great testament not only to Mr. Borden, but also to the excellent therapists and staff at Holzer Senior Care Center!

Mr. Borden’s ultimate goal was met; he was able to return home with his wife. Mr. Borden is pictured here, with his PT and OT, heading to embrace his wife after months of being separated from each other.  The staff, Mr. Borden, and his wife had a “going home” parade and sang “O Happy Day” as Mr. Borden walked to the car.  Needless to say, it was an emotional day for everyone as the Bordens hugged each other for the first time in 4 long months!

Great job Mr. Borden and awesome job, team!

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