A Veterans Story: Richard Smith Heads Home Following Therapy Success
It’s an honor to serve Veterans, active-duty Military members, and their families. We know they may face unique challenges. We’re here to support them, no matter what obstacles they may encounter. Our caring team is passionate about helping individuals heal and live well.
Richard Smith, a Veteran with the United States Navy, was stationed in California, working in the engine rooms. Following his time in the Navy, he enjoyed his life in California. After suffering a stroke from a non-traumatic cerebral hemorrhage, Richard was admitted to NeuroRestorative in Fresno, CA, program in May of 2021 due to his experiencing muscle weakness and difficulty walking. With the help from his Physical, Occupational, and Cognitive therapy team, Richard has made remarkable strides in independence and safety in his daily living skills. He is now able to walk with help from a cane. With the help of our transition team, Richard was able to go home on November 5.
We are passionate about helping the people we serve get back to their lives as safe and healthy as possible. Rita Mamarian, Program Director, worked with the Director of Case Management, clinical therapist, and direct care staff to diligently prepare Mr. Smith for his arrival at home and to set him up for successful, independent living. This meant organizing a cleaning service to clean his house, scheduling and transporting Richard to medical, dentist, doctor, and vaccine appointments. Additionally, the therapy team, family, and Rita met at Mr. Smith’s home to assess his ability to move about his home to determine and complete all necessary home modifications needed for his safety.
“I looked at the whole picture when I went to his house and did the necessary prep work since he’d been away from his home for over a year,” said Rita. “From little things to big things, it was important to make sure Richard got home safely.
Not only did Richard compliment the whole team for their help with getting him back to a more active life, but he also mentioned how wonderful the food was that was provided, especially the tomato soup. “Everyone has been supportive,” said Richard. “I want others to do what the therapists ask of you. Keep your head up and smile.”
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