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When 74-year-old Helen Black faced post-surgery infection, she needed physical and occupational therapy to regain her independence and return home.


Luckily for her, the staff at Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee, was ready to help her get back on her feet.


Black participated in physical therapy and occupational therapy five times each week. Physical therapy focused on gait training, therapeutic exercises and balance, while occupational therapy focused on daily living activities such as food preparation.


“Helen had such a strong will and desire to gain back her independence that she was a pleasure to work with,” said therapist Melinda Brenneise. “She went the extra mile in every therapy session!”


Black was admitted on October 1 and discharged on October 12.


“My stay here has been excellent,” said Black. “All of the staff have been so kind and helpful. I have been to other health care facilities but none of them have been as great as all of you.”