Maureen Collake needed rehabilitation after undergoing a total knee replacement at Morristown-Hamblin Hospital in Tennessee.
When she arrived at The Heritage Center in Morristown on June 19, 2017, Collake needed moderate assistance to get in and out of bed, bathe and manage her medications. She also needed light assistance with walking, standing, grooming and getting dressed.
Collake did physical therapy seven days a week, often working with Amanda Morgan, physical therapist assistant. She did occupational therapy six days a week, often with Kelli Rose, occupational therapist. Both ladies helped her regain her independence. PT focused on strengthening and stretching exercises, while OT concentrated on helping her be able to do her daily activities again.
“Rehab was wonderful,” said Collake. “I enjoyed working with the therapists.” Everyone was so sweet. I’m 94, and I appreciate the help and patience.”
On July 10, Collake was able to return home. She returned as an outpatient for a few more weeks before completing her therapy on July 28.