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Our residents overcame so much to get where they are today. We are inspired by their courage and commitment and we are proud of their strength.

Featured: Linda McCoy

How I got stronger at Deptford Center

Fatmata Bangura

Bannister Center

Christine Barnes

Beth Abraham Center

Carlota Reyes

Boro Park Center

Zeruiah Yehuda

Boro Park Center

Arnie Koenig

Boro Park Center

Eli Tropper

Boro Park Center

Jesus Soto

Bronx Center

Rosemarie Solomon

Bronx Center

Alabi Adeluwoye

Brooklyn Center

Rodger Shields

Brooklyn Center

Justin Coke

Buffalo Center

Yvette Parker

Bushwick Center

Christopher Dario

Bushwick Center

Ralph Didomenico

Cooperstown Center

Linda McCoy

Deptford Center

Teresa Anzalone

Deptford Center

Judy Rushfrord

Essex Center

Patricia Boyee

Essex Center

Dale Sardea

Far Rockaway Center

Lionel Louis

Far Rockaway Center

Jane McArthur

Fulton Center

Theresa Monroe

Glens Falls Center

Jack Murray

Hammonton Center

Trent Robinson

Hammonton Center

Kay-Andra Morgan

Holliswood Center

Denys Surhayenko

Hope Center

Edna Hutchinson

Hope Center

Lawrence Cannone

Kingston Center

Gloria Velazquez

Martine Center

Stephen Nisbett Jr

Martine Center

Donna Quick

New Paltz Center

Annette Fearon

Northern Manor

Jose Vieira

Oak Hill Center

Maria Walker

Oak Hill Center

Alexis Nilsson

Oneida Center

Martin Serenkin

Richmond Center

Rosemary Beckley

Richmond Center

George Long

Schenectady Center

Shannon Lansley

Schenectady Center

Sarah Birdsong

Slate Valley Center

Hector Pacheco

Triboro Center

James Peck

Triboro Center

Rajpaul Mithuram

Triboro Center

Don Krom

Troy Center

Michelle Nelligan

Troy Center

Marcello Puello

University Center

Alyssa Cullember

Warren Center

Albert Jusino

Washington Center

Ronald Hintz

Washington Center

Aria Myrick

Williamsbridge Center

Glen Gomez

Williamsbridge Center

Albert McFarlane

Former Patient at Buffalo Center

I had been hospitalized for heart failure, and when they were ready to discharge me, I was ready to go home. Or so I thought. The medical staff recommended that I go to a rehab facility. I wondered why. I’m fine, I thought. But once I was admitted

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Amy Owens

Former Patient at Concord Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

I had severe arthritis—I couldn’t stand, let alone walk. Thanks to the Concord team, I’m back on my feet again. They’re miracles workers!

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Angelica P.

Former patient at Wichita Center

"I was really scared. I suffered from severe pain, and when the doctors said I had to go to a skilled nursing facility to recover and rehab, I was afraid I would never go home again. The pain was so bad, I wondered if I’d survive it. But the momen

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Ann Smith

Former Patient at Wichita Center

I had some very serious open wounds, and there were signs of infection. It was essential that I get immediate, professional care to prevent them from getting worse. And that’s exactly what I got at Wichita Center. The team was amazing, so kind and

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Anthony Cacho

Former Patient at Northern Riverview

I had gotten into an accident, which really messed me up. I was in a wheelchair, unable to put any weight on my left leg, and my left arm was in a cast. Not only that but I was experiencing short-term memory loss. I couldn’t remember names of sport

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Bethany Fuller

Resident at Wichita Center

I was very sick, and my condition had gotten steadily worse—so bad that I was finally admitted to the hospital. They finally got my condition under control, but being in the hospital, laid up in bed, I got progressively weaker. I could barely stand

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Betty

Resident at Wichita Center

It was the sickest I’ve ever been. I had a urinary tract infection. The pain was extreme, with cramping, nausea, vomiting and fever. I didn’t know what to do. Thankfully, the team at Topeka Center did. First thing, they made me feel comfortable,

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Bridget Turner

Former Patient at Rochester Center

I was fighting for my health on two fronts. At first, I was experiencing a general feeling of malaise—an overall feeling of discomfort and a lack of energy. The condition was compounded when I tested positive for COVID-19. It was a tough fight, but

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Bryan Volpini

Patient at Richmond Center

I had COVID and I spent 80 days at the Richmond University Hospital, literally fighting for my life. I won the fight, but I was very weak, unable to walk or even grip things in my hand. I was admitted to Richmond Center, and the team designed a plan

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Carey Gordon

Former patient at Beth Abraham Center

"I was born with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in the brain. In an attempt to treat the condition, I undertook three embolizations, and one surgery, during which I suffered a stroke. I was admitted to Beth Ab

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Carmen Cuevas

Patient at Concord Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

"I had suffered a stroke and was seriously incapacitated. I couldn’t walk—I couldn’t even dress myself. I had been to four nursing homes before, but it wasn’t until I came to Concord Center that I began to feel I could get better. The staff

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Carol Plummer

Resident at Granville Center

I had been in and out of the ICU at Glens Falls Hospital for a month, and my muscle tone was gone. I was in bad shape. My legs couldn’t support my body. I knew that my journey back to good health would only be beginning when I left the hospital. C

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Carol Wilson

Former Patient at Martine Center

I had been treated at the hospital for diabetic wounds, and when it came time for my recovery and rehab I was very nervous. I didn’t know what to expect. Would the staff be friendly? Would they know how to help me? Would I be comfortable there? Th

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Carolyn

Resident at Wichita Center

I don’t know how to explain it—I just wasn’t feeling well at all, weak and in pain all the time. Finally, when I took a fall, my family convinced me that I should check into a facility for short-term rehab—take the time to heal and feel bette

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Carolyn Konig

Former Patient at Warren Center

I could barely get around, my legs were so weak, and I had trouble keeping my balance. My condition left me frustrated and befuddled—I didn’t know what to do about it. I felt helpless. But when I went to Warren Center, help arrived. The team the

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Carolyn Konig

Warren Cener

"I could barely get around, my legs were so weak, and I had trouble keeping my balance. My condition left me frustrated and befuddled—I didn’t know what to do about it. I felt helpless. But when I went to Warren Center, help arrived. The team th

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Catherine Walsh

Former Patient at Delmar Center

I had an iron deficiency and infections in my legs. I was very weak and struggled with anxiety. Then I got Covid-19 and recovery from that made it even worse. I knew I couldn’t care for myself, but the notion of leaving home for rehab was frighteni

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Charles Cazeau

Patient at Brooklyn Center

I had a stroke, but after going to the hospital I thought I was ok to go back to my assisted living facility. I was wrong. I was there for just a day when I took a serious fall. I couldn’t stand on my own, and it became clear that I would have to g

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Cheryl Blair

Former patient at Slate Valley Center

It was really ironic: I tripped over my walker…and broke my leg! The hospital down in Albany put me back together, cutting out some ligaments, scraping out some arthritis, and inserting two rods in my ankle. After all that, I didn’t think I’d e

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Chris

Patient at Topeka Center

A serious accident at work left me in very bad shape. I had multiple wounds to my upper body and I had undergone an operation to amputate my left leg at the knee. Complicating the whole situation even more, I needed dialysis three times a week. Whe

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Clydette Johnson

Former Patient at Deptford Center

At home I was falling all the time, hurting myself. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t even stand up on my own. I couldn’t go on living like that. Something had to change. And it did, as soon as I was admitted to Deptford Center. They welcomed me w

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Cynthia Litt

Former patient at Troy Center

"When I was admitted to the hospital, the diagnosis was very disturbing. I suffered from severe sepsis, high troponin levels, rhabdomyolysis, and acute renal failure. In short, my whole body—muscles, cardiovascular system and kidneys—was breaking

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Dennis Maldonado

Former Resident at Williamsbridge Center

I became extremely sick—to the point where I couldn’t even walk. It was so bad that I became convinced I’d be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I felt myself slipping into depression. When I was discharged from the hospital into Williams

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Denys Surhayenko

Resident at Hope Center

When I was a teenager I got into a motorcycle accident. I have plates in my wrist and my knee, and from that point on, I figured that life would always be a miserable, painful thing. I got into drugs, thinking they would help me escape from the miser

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Derick Rawlins

Patient at Brooklyn Center

I took a bad fall and fractured my left hip. The pain was excruciating and I could hardly move. I had surgery to repair the hip, but that was just the beginning. It was going to take some time to recover and rehab, which meant I had to choose a facil

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Dianne Hayden

Former Patient at Delmar Center

I was in terrible shape. I had been diagnosed with heart failure and was also struggling with wounds that just wouldn’t heal. When I was discharged and transferred to Delmar Center, I required a mechanical lift for all transfers. I felt helpless an

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Dianne Meskill

Patient at Schenectady Center

I had taken a bad fall and injured my ankle, and the first skilled nursing facility that I went to for therapy left me frustrated. They were no help at all. I was beginning to think I’d never get better. When I was admitted to Schenectady Center,

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Don Krom

Receptionist and Resident at Troy Center

I started out at Troy Center working in the kitchen. One afternoon I was helping to prepare dinner, chopping vegetables, when I felt some discomfort—I thought it was indigestion, but after some Rolaids, and a half hour passed, I finally went to the

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Donald Leigh

Former Patient at Onondaga Center

I was weak and confused. I had a very difficult time getting around. It was a combination of my diabetes and the onset of dementia. I was in desperate need of help—and I got it at Onondaga Center. The whole team was wonderful. Not only were they pr

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Donnie Jacques

Former Patient at Wichita Center

"After my stroke, I was diagnosed with hemiplegia—a medical term for paralysis of one side of my body. I was basically only half there physically, the muscles on that side ceasing to function properly. By the time I got to Wichita Center, I was in

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Doris Armstrong

Former Patient at Carthage Center

The doctors told me I had congestive heart failure. It made me very weak, and after I took several bad falls, it was clear I needed rehab. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I needed a lot of help. That’s exactly what I got at Carthage Cent

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Edna Preston

Former Patient at Wichita Center

I broke both my femur and patella bones. It was so terrible, I don’t even like to think about it. Aside from the injury itself, the worst thing about it was that I knew that, during my rehabilitation, I would have to be away from my family. But th

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Eleanor Duell

Resident at Glens Falls Center

I was having a hard time at home, bedridden for over a month by illness. When I tried to get back on my feet, my body just wouldn’t cooperate. After several falls, which caused some bad bruising, my doctor said I should get into a rehab facility. H

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Elene Gooze

Formert Patient at Warren Center

"I broke my leg and my ankle. Add that to the fact that I already had chronic kidney disease…it was all just too much for me. I could barely function on my own and I was anxious all the time. I was depressed. All of that turned around for me becau

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Eliyahu Elkayam

Patient at Brooklyn Center

I was hit by a car, leaving me with fractures to my upper and lower extremities. I couldn’t lift my legs or arms; I couldn’t feed myself take care of any of my basic needs on my own. I began to heal at Jamaica Hospital, but it wasn’t until I tr

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Eskey Moore

Former Patient at Warren Center

I have diabetes, and due to complications, I had to have a leg amputated. It was extremely difficult—physically and emotionally. I was a little scared and apprehensive about going to rehab and didn’t really know what the next steps would be in my

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Esperanza Gallegos Fernandez

Patient at Martine Center

I have diabetes, and as my condition worsened I had to have half of my leg amputated. My situation is complicated by my asthma. To make matters even worse, I’m from Spain, and I don’t speak a word of English. How would I ever be able to rehab if

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Gaetano Grippo

Patient at Martine Center

I was unsteady on my feet and fell three times. Not only did I suffer injuries, I was frightened as well. What if I could never walk again? I was worried and losing sleep over it. My doctor suggested I go to Martine Center for my rehabilitation. The

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George Kelly

Former Patient at Slate Valley Center

I just turned 91, I’ve been a resident at Slate Valley Center for four years, and I love it! They take such good care of me here. And I’ve made so many good friends—both the staff and other residents. This is my home. I’m on a special diet,

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Gertrude Ferrara

Former Patient at Buffalo Center

"My knee was in such bad shape I had to be hospitalized. The technical term for it is knee osteoarthritis—bone rubbing against bone. What it meant for me was severe pain. I could barely move. My doctor said there’s no cure, but it can be treated.

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Gina

Former Patient at Williamsbridge Center

I had a hip replacement, and the surprising thing to me was how depressed it made me. Being immobilized like that, unable to get around on my own—it set me back physically and mentally. Checking into Williamsbridge Center turned out to be one of t

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Glenn Slingluff

Patient at Deptford Center

"I needed multiple surgeries and by the time it was all over I was in pretty bad shape—I couldn’t even walk. When I was discharged from the hospital, I was seriously depressed. It was night when I was transferred to Deptford Center, and the darkn

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Glenn Worum

Former Patient at Northern Manor

"I had a bad cough, a fever with chills, rapid breathing and chest pain. I was so weak, I could barely move. My doctor said I had severe pneumonia and recommended that I go to Northern Manor to recover and regain my strength. The Northern Manor tea

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Gloria Benson

Resident at Topeka Center

"My diabetes had worsened, and the doctors said I had to have my leg amputated. After the surgery, I was still in bad health, and I had to decide where to go to recover. My family did some research, and we decided on Topeka Center. It turned out to b

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Hebert Holmes

Former patient at Bannister Center

"I was really scared. Both of my legs were failing, and the blood flow to them had stopped. I was beside myself. I couldn’t sleep and I couldn’t eat. I lost both legs. Would I have to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair? Thank goodness for

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James

Patient at Topeka Center

I was not feeling well at all. I was dizzy and unable to keep my balance. I was falling a lot and because of that, injuring myself. My doctor said I had to go into rehab before I got seriously hurt. That’s how I ended up at Topeka Center, which tur

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James Cummings

Former Patient at Schenectady Center

"I’ve always been very independent. I like to go to the supermarket, take a drive—do things on my own without any help. And I wanted to take a trip to Arizona. But I’m 86, and when I took a fall and fractured my hip, I had to put my Arizona dre

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James Sinkovich

Patient at Concord Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

When I had my leg amputated, I thought I’d never walk again. But the therapists here have worked wonders. I’m adjusting to my prosthetic leg, and will be walking soon!

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Jesus Soto

Resident at Bronx Center

I’ve worked my whole life in construction. It’s so important for me to take care of my family. But I was on a worksite less than a year ago when I collapsed. I had a stroke, and the doctor told me I almost died. They brought me to Bronx Center.

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John Armstrong

Former Patient at Carthage Center

There are two things I value in life above all else: my family and my independence. But last year, my whole life turned upside down. I was on my motorcycle when a car cut me off. I swerved, but too late. I was in bad shape—I can’t tell you how ma

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John Bush

Former patient at Ellicott Center

"I was only 40 years old and I had lost control of my life. My obesity had become a monster. I weighed 650 pounds with no hope of getting my life back. I had been a truck driver, but work was out of the question. I couldn’t even walk—or roll over

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John Davidson

Resident at Carthage Center

"I’ve always been an easy-going guy, accepting whatever life brings. But after my accident, when I couldn’t walk and needed an artificial shoulder, I have to admit I got pretty low. I wondered if I’d ever be able to enjoy life again. Checking

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Jorge Andino Gomez

Patient at Northern Manor

"Talking with family and friends has always been one of my greatest pleasures. But then I had the stroke, which robbed me of that singular joy. It took away my ability to speak; now I have aphasia—which means I have trouble speaking, but I can unde

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Josephine Wrobel

Former Patient at Glens Falls Center

I was very weak and in bad shape. There was a problem with my muscles, and to make matters worse I have an abnormal heart rhythm. I felt like I was getting weaker by the day—unable to walk more than a few steps without help. I’m so grateful to th

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Judy Rushford

Resident at Essex Center

Back in ‘95 I got into a car accident. A drunk driver veered into my lane and hit me head-on. My son Jason, 17, was killed, and I had a broken back, broken leg, broken arm and a broken heart. I was in the hospital for a year; the doctors put me bac

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Julie Smith

Former Patient at Buffalo Center

I have COPD and earlier this year it got really bad. I was coughing and wheezing—I could hardly breathe. I couldn’t do the simplest things—like getting dressed—without help. Thank goodness they had a bed for me at Buffalo Center. The team the

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Kenneth Swart

Former Patient at Glens Falls Center

I had been in the hospital for surgery on my ankle, and it turned out to be much more of an ordeal than I had thought I would be. By the time I was discharged and transferred to Glens Falls Center to rehab, I was so weak I could hardly get out of bed

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Ladette Cross

Former Patient at Glens Falls Center

I had taken a series of bad falls and to make matters worse, I had suffered wounds on my right hand and knee. The wounds had begun to swell—my doctor said I had cellulitis. Instead of sending me to a hospital—a place I didn't want to go—the doc

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Lawrence Cannone

Resident at Kingston Center

I know you’re not supposed to smoke in bed, and I never would—in fact, I don’t smoke—but the person living in the apartment below mine does…and did. Which is why I woke up in the middle of the night to a loud banging on the door, my apartme

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Leatrice Henriquez

Former Patient at Brooklyn Center

I had what the doctors at the hospital called comorbidities. In other words, multiple medical issues—open wounds, anemia, kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding. Needless to say, I was a complicated case, but the hospital said it was time to

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Linda

Sister is a resident at Wichita Center

Ever since we were very young, my sister and I have always taken care of each other. We come from a very tight-knit family. When she got sick, I mean really sick, I got very worried. I made a promise to her and to myself. That I would get her the ver

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Lionel Louis

Resident at Far Rockaway Center

It was absolutely terrifying. Even worse than the actual stroke itself. I lost my memory, and when you lose your memory, you lose everything. It’s as if the house I had lived in my whole life had burned to the ground, destroying all that I valued.

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Louis Salvio

Resident at Holliswood Center

Obesity is a terrible condition. I weighed over 700 pounds. I was in poor health and in dire straits, physically and mentally. I tried many different weight loss programs but to no avail. I finally hit rock bottom when, due to my excess weight, I lo

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Manoris Long

Resident at Martine Center

I was in extreme pain. I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t even stand on my own. My doctor said I had to be admitted to a facility for rehab, and honestly, I dreaded it. I imagined a dark, depressing place. Then I came to Martine Center, and all my fears

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Martin Serenkin

Resident at Richmond Center

You know that old song, Don’t Fence Me In? That’s the story of my life. I’ve always been an independent guy, doing my thing. When I was a kid I dreamed of being a cowboy, riding the range. I left home when I was 18, bought an unlimited monthly

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Michael Weed

Resident at Kingston Center

"The truth is I was very scared. There was an invisible enemy—Covid-19—spreading across the country, and many of us were worried sick that it would get to us. I can only say that I am lucky to be here at Kingston Center. When the staff said that

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Nancy Walters

Former patient at Carthage Center

"I had a second surgery on my hip, and I was beginning to wonder if it was a mistake. I could barely move. I couldn’t even put any weight on my legs. I just wanted to go home and hide. But my doctor said I needed to rehab and recommended Carthage C

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Nolasco Linsangan

Patient at Northern Manor

"Where to begin? I have diabetes, I had an infection in my left foot, had just gone through gall bladder surgery, and my knees were so weak, I could barely stand. I needed a lot of help! The team at Northern Manor met the challenge with flying color

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Norbeto Toro

Former Patient at Rochester Center

I had been hospitalized with some serious complications from type 2 diabetes—at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney failure. The hospital put me on medication to protect me, but when they discharged me I was extremely weak, unab

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Norman Holder

Resident at Northern Riverview

I had a debilitating stroke, and when it came time to leave the hospital, I couldn’t walk and I could barely talk. My niece did some research, and she heard very good things about the stroke rehab program at Northern Riverview. Her research proved

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Pamela Dadlow

Former Patient at Slate Valley Center

It was just crazy, it happened out of the blue—no warning whatsoever. I was picking up my son, stepped out of my car, and crumpled to the pavement. Somehow, I had broken my ankle. And when I say broken, I mean shattered, as though my ankle was made

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Patricia Winchell

Former Patient at Glens Falls Center

I have lung cancer, and last summer I was in considerable pain and very weak. I could barely walk across the room. I had coughing fits and trouble swallowing. I wondered if I would ever get better. But I have gotten much better, thanks to the team a

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Patricia Winchell

Glens Falls Center

"I have lung cancer, and last summer I was in considerable pain and very weak. I could barely walk across the room. I had coughing fits and trouble swallowing. I wondered if I would ever get better. But I have gotten much better, thanks to the team

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Patty

Resident at Topeka Center

I was awakened by a loud noise. When I looked around, I saw my son’s room was on fire, and he was trying to put it out. I told him to run, nothing is more important than you. I ran toward the back door, but tripped over my walker and couldn’t get

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Patty

Resident at Topeka Center

I was awakened by a loud noise. When I looked around, I saw my son’s room was on fire, and he was trying to put it out. I told him to run, nothing is more important than you. I ran toward the back door, but tripped over my walker and couldn’t get

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Patty Gray

Former Patient at Rochester Center

I had a sudden severe stomach ache, followed by a fever. The pain was intense. I couldn’t eat and I could hardly breathe. I was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis and a viral infection. Once the symptoms were under control, I was discharged and a

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Peggy Allen

Patient at Hammonton Center

"My doctor said I had benign positional vertigo. What that means is, I was dizzy. Really dizzy. My head was spinning. I couldn’t stand up without feeling weak and lightheaded. I had blurred vision and nausea. It was an awful experience. I had been

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Phillip Nolley

Former Patient at Buffalo Center

I was tired all the time and didn’t want to eat. I often felt nauseous, was losing weight, and I found that I bruised easily. My doctor said I had advanced cirrhosis of the liver and recommended I go to Buffalo Center for treatment. Honestly, I was

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Ralph Didomenico

Resident at Cooperstown Center

First, there was anger. I had gone into the hospital to relieve the pressure on my spine. When I came out of the anesthesia, I thought I was dreaming, that I had no legs. But it was not a dream. I had legs, but no feeling in them. I was paralyzed.

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Raphael Torres

Patient at Concord Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

"I was very weak and in terrible pain. I could hardly move and I was confined to a wheelchair. It got so bad, I didn’t want to get out of bed. I was sad, angry and depressed about my condition. Coming to Concord Center turned out to be a blessing.

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Rick Greathouse

Patient at Wichita Center

When I was admitted to Wichita Center, I could hardly breathe. I was suffering from respiratory failure, and in addition to my trouble breathing, I was extremely tired, my blood pressure was very low, and I was experiencing periods of confusion. The

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Robert Ulshafer

Patient at Williamsbridge Center

"I’m lucky to be alive. I was in pretty bad shape. I was hit by a bus, and it broke both my legs. When I was discharged from the hospital I had to learn how to walk. I didn’t think it could get any worse. And then I got hit again—this time by C

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Robert Wyant

Former Patient at Warren Center

"I developed a painful infection on my leg—it’s called cellulitis. Between my obesity and diabetes, I am prone to that kind of problem. Thankfully, I knew exactly what to do about it. I went to Warren Center. I had been there before, and I knew

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Roger Boulton

Former Patient at Warren Center

I had experienced multiple falls at home, and my family was very worried about how I was doing. I talked to my doctor, and he suggested spending some time in rehab. He recommended Warren Center—and what a terrific recommendation it turned out to be

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Roger Shields

Resident at Brooklyn Center

I gave up. Life got the best of me. I’m not sure people understand what can happen to you when you suffer a serious stroke. I lost control of my muscles and bodily functions. I couldn’t talk, and parts of my memory were gone. Lying in the hospita

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Ron Jarvis

Former Patient at Slate Valley Center

Covid-19 landed me in Glens Falls Hospital for 32 days, but on Easter Sunday, things were not looking good for me. I had been on a ventilator for 14 days, and they told me at that point I was unresponsive—so unresponsive, the medical providers fear

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Ronald Ruggles

Former Patient at Warren Center

I’m 94 years old, and I live at home with my wife, who is both blind and hard of hearing. When I took a fall at home, I was sent to Glens Falls Hospital, where I learned I had fractured my hip. I was worried that, under the circumstances, I would n

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Ronald Ruggles

Warren Center

"I’m 94 years old, and I live at home with my wife, who is both blind and hard of hearing. When I took a fall at home, I was sent to Glens Falls Hospital, where I learned I had fractured my hip. I was worried that, under the circumstances, I would

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Rosa R.

Patient at Wichita Center

I was going through a difficult time. I had a stroke and spent time in the hospital in the ICU. They finally discharged me—but I was unable to walk. I felt so helpless and hopeless. Getting admitted to Wichita Center was a godsend. Not only did th

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Ruth Elbrady

Resident at Deptford Center

"I was living with my brother, but when he had to move, I knew I couldn’t be on my own. I had to find a place to go where I could get the help I needed. It made me sad and I was a little frightened, because I was worried that I would be alone. I he

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Scott Dahlgren

Patient at Martine Center

I’ve always been an active guy, involved in sports from the time I was in high school. But all that activity finally caught up with me. My hip was shot, and needed to get surgery to replace it. I began to wonder if I’d ever walk again. The team

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Senny Josephs

Resident at Triboro Center

"I was in terrible condition. I couldn’t speak, I was on a feeding tube, ventilator, and a trach tube. I couldn’t even open my hands. When I came to Triboro Center I was confused and disoriented. I thought my situation was hopeless. But the staf

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Sonia Richardson-Green

Patient at Beth Abraham Center

My health had deteriorated dramatically. I was almost completely helpless. My doctor said I should go into a rehab facility, but the truth is, I thought I would never recover. I could never be independent again. The Beth Abraham Center team showed m

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Steve

Son was a resident at Wichita Center

My son means the world to me, and when he had a stroke, my heart sank. He is so young! The hospital was great, they probably saved his life, but when he got out, he still had to learn how to walk and talk all over again. He had done that once when he

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Teresa Anzalone

Resident at Deptford Center

My Dad needed some help, he was having a hard time getting around, and I reached out to Deptford Center. I’d heard very good things about the place. That was on my mind, but I hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Then one morning I got up to feed my c

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Teresa Mendoza

Former patient at Onondaga Center

"My health was going downhill. I suffered from Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease. I didn’t have any appetite, I was losing weight, and I had no energy at all. I had gone to a rehab facility, and after three months they gave up on me. They said the

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Theodore Mann

Former Patient at Slate Valley Center

The pass was a little high, and I had to jump to catch it. I knew as soon as I hit the ground what happened. I heard the pop in my left knee and felt the searing pain. The reason I knew right way was because a year before, the same exact thing had ha

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Theodore Verdi

Former patient at Oak Hill Center

"I’m 88 years old, and when I contracted the Covid-19 virus, it hit me like a truck. With the hospital’s help, I beat the virus, but it laid me low. Not only did it take my breath away, it also took away my strength. Everyone at the hospital told

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Thomas “Tom” Geed

Resident at Albany Center

"I’ve been through a lot in my life. I spent three years in the U.S. Army and I’m a Vietnam War veteran. After the Army, I worked as a mail clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years. But far and away, the toughest time I’ve had in my 73 ye

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Thomas Changa

Former patient at Schenectady Center

"It’s the simple things in life that I enjoy: doing chores around the house or catching a game or a movie on TV. But at the start of this year I was struck by a rare debilitating syndrome that was breaking down my muscle fiber. It became so bad, I

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Thomas Lemanski

Former Patient at Onondaga Center

My diabetes had led to an infection in the bones of my legs, and I couldn’t put any weight on them. Consequently, I couldn’t walk and I was tired all the time. I was going downhill fast—until I was admitted to Onondaga Center. They immediately

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Vincent Avril

Patient at Richmond Center

I had been in good shape and quite healthy, but one day in April I suddenly, out of the blue, started to feel so tired and weak, I could barely even take a shower. Over the next few days, I felt weaker and weaker. Finally, my family called for an amb

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Vincent Miller

Resident at Beth Abraham Center

I’ve led an active life, but time took its toll. Arthritis ravaged my knees. The cartilage had worn away, and both knees were literally bone-on-bone. I was in agony. My doctors recommended Simultaneous Bilateral Knee Replacement. After the surgery,

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Virginia Potter

Resident at Northern Metropolitan

After a series of falls, I was admitted to the Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. I was eager to get back home, but I was very weak and was transferred to Northern Metropolitan for recovery and rehab. After a month of working with the therapists, I le

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Vivian and Donald Havener, as told by their son James.

Patients at Cooperstown Center

My Mom was experiencing dizzy spells, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. The hospital diagnosed atrial fibrillation and hypotension, and she was in immediate need of help managing her condition. I did some research and liked what I saw at Co

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William “joey” Burress

Patient at Topeka Center

I was 24 years old when I was admitted to Topeka Center over a year ago. I was bedbound with stage 4 pressure wounds and was struggling with Major Depressive Disorder. I was seriously discouraged, unmotivated, and completely dependent on the staff. I

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Wyatt Sylvester

Resident at Hammonton Center

"I knew something was wrong with me: I had lost my appetite, I had shortness of breath and chest pains. Turns out I had Chronic Renal Failure—my kidney function had dropped to 20%. I was frightened. I couldn’t function on my own. I needed help.

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Zellee Hubbard Franklin

Resident at Northern Center

I died. That’s what the doctors told me. Here’s what happened. I had dinner with my family, I watched a little television, then I went to bed. A night like any other night. The only thing that was different was that the following morning, I didn

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