Out of the Storm

When Kathy N. had a routine total hip replacement in January 2017, she developed multiple complications following the procedure. It was a perfect storm of maladies converging on me. As a result, her hip replacement had to be removed and she was put on IV antibiotics and faced with the fact that she could not go home by herself at this time. She had not planned for this turn of events. She was facing the fact that she had much healing and recuperation to do before she would be safe and healthy enough to go back home and care for herself. Kathy made the choice to come to MLPH for her rehabilitation and medical treatment. “I was hesitant to go to a nursing home center due to being in relatively young and active, in my mid-60. I had some preconceived notions of nursing homes from past experiences and I didn’t know what to expect in my situation. I was afraid I was never going to be able to leave or I would get sicker. When I first left the Hospital, I was unable to basically do anything for myself. I needed help to roll over, get up into a standing position. I needed people to help me move to a wheelchair and to go to the bathroom. I had a lot of anxiety about my physical dependence on others. I was very used to being very independent. However, what I found out was that the staff was extremely competent, compassionate, caring and went out of their way to make me comfortable, reassure me every day that I was improving every day and cheer me on. I know without the care and support of the nursing staff and therapy department of MediLodge of Port Huron, I wouldn’t be going home today after over 9 weeks of medical care here. I was really sick, and MediLodge helped me get better.”
Kathy goes on to say: “My room was very spacious, I appreciated the private room, bath and shower within my room…it was a big plus. It helped add to my sense of dignity. The center is clean and attractive. I especially loved the new Java Lodge. I loved the atmosphere as a place where I could meet my visitors outside of my room and I felt like we were more relaxed and comfortable, like being in a nice coffee house. I liked that my visitors and I could enjoy a cup of flavored coffee or a special treat. The food in the Java Lodge is really good too.”
Kathy was able to enjoy the new Revitalodge beauty and barber salon. “Joanne in the beauty salon was always willing to make time to fit me into her schedule to get my hair washed and curled. It helped me feel like a new woman every time! Which helps my self-esteem recovery and positive attitude during my stay.”
Kathy will be facing more surgery in the future. “When I am able to have my final hip replacement surgery, I would not hesitate to come back to MediLoldge of Port Huron for rehabilitation and nursing again. I am now able to transfer from my chair to the bathroom, bed, a vehicle on my own. I am very confident in the abilities that I have acquired since I have been a Lodger here. I especially felt treated with dignity and respect at all times. My needs were met in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend MediLodge of Port Huron to anyone who is facing similar challenges; that they would find great care and committed staff to ensure that that you are on your way to recovery. I feel MediLodge of Port Huron truly encompasses their tagline of Recover, Rejuvenate, Revitalize and Return Home. Thank you to all the staff for helping to make my time here enjoyable and go by quickly. Your compassionate and caring attention made all the difference.”

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