Judith Barber with Andy Valenti, physical therapist assistant and Amy Fridrich, occupational therapist

Judith Barber came to Life Care Center of Elkhorn, Nebraska, on June 23, 2016, after a left total hip replacement.


When Barber arrived, she required the maximum amount of assistance with most upper body activities. She reported having a 10 out of 10 pain level and was very weak.


Barber met with physical and occupational therapists six times a week. In order to improve her strength and balance, therapists had her use the Omnicycle™ and NuStep recumbant bicycles.


“Judy did an excellent job overcoming her physical obstacles,” shared Amy Fridrich, occupational therapist. “She was positive throughout her stay and encouraged all those around her, as well.”


When Barber was ready to go home, she was able to stand without pain and use a walker. She was able to perform day-to-day activities, walk 300 feet with a walker, use the stairs and complete all transfers with moderate independence.


“I came after hip surgery,” said Barber. “I was very weak. They helped me improve, and I went home with a walker. It was a very good experience!”


Barber went home on July 15 and receives physical and occupational home health services.