Nebraska’s first-ever Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day took place on April 28, 2018 at Stinson Park in Omaha, Nebraska.
Drawing more than 480 people, including those with Parkinson’s disease, their families and volunteers, the event raised $65,332 toward research for a Parkinson’s cure.
Many staff members of Life Care Center of Elkhorn served on the local committee. The committee, together with the National Parkinson’s Foundation, worked for months to ensure a successful day...
Aleksandra Jasinski, a survivor of the Stutthof concentration camp near Sztutowo, Germany, has been featured in a national magazine.
Joann Mitchel-Ewing needed rehabilitative therapy following a stroke and was admitted to Life Care Center of Elkhorn, Nebraska, on Dec. 16, 2016.
When Ewing first got to the facility, she was unable to walk, needed maximum assistance with transferring from one surface to another and moderate assistance getting in and out of bed.
After falling and breaking her left leg, Cathryn Henderson chose Life Care Center of Elkhorn, Nebraska, for her rehabilitation.
Henderson came to the facility on Sept. 16, 2016, needing total assistance with all her mobility and activities of daily living.
Therapists worked with Henderson six days a week in physical and occupational therapy, guiding her in function-based exercises and full-body strengthening.
Cheryl Benning began outpatient therapy at Life Care Center of Elkhorn, Nebraska, on June 13, 2016, to treat her Parkinson’s disease.
Benning had therapy three times per week and started her treatment with the LSVT Global’s LSVT BIG® program.
Sherrie Bluhm was experiencing severe pain in her lower back that had built up over 30 years.
The pain was so severe that, although Bluhm was independent, she couldn’t walk or move normally. Her doctor suggested she try therapy....
Toby Churchill came to Life Care Center of Elkhorn, Nebraska, for therapy and nursing care on June 16, 2016, after his wife had to go to the hospital.
Churchill had Parkinson's disease and couldn’t care for himself. He needed extensive assistance to stand up and sit down, bathe, feed himself and get dressed. He also had trouble with balance, walking, voice volume and cognition.
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.
Life Care Center of Elkhorn, Nebraska, hosted Dr. Becky Farley for a community-wide Parkinson’s educational event.
Farley is a physical therapist, neuroscientist and Parkinson’s disease exercise expert. In 2003, she created LSVT BIG™, the first amplitude-focused physical and occupational therapy approach. Since then, she has developed PWR!Moves, a more flexible Parkinson’s-specific exercise approach that incorporates high-effort training of faster and larger functional movements.