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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.…

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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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Angela Teague

Former Patient at Glens Falls Center

I was in pain, serious debilitating pain. I couldn’t sleep, I was always tired and had no appetite. I just couldn’t think straight. And it…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Arthur Taylor

Former Patient at Beth Abraham Center

One of my favorite things about Beth Abraham Center was the actual facility. I have been to other nursing homes and Beth Abraham Center is,…

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Arvilla Fuller

Former Patient at Glens Fall Center

I took a bad fall and fractured my left hip. I had surgery to put a metal rod in the hip, but when I was…

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Audrey Cash-Ford

Resident at Beth Abraham Center

I have been a resident here at Beth Abraham Center for over 10 years and the one thing I can say about this community is…

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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…

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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…

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Billy Hill

Former Patient at Topeka Center

I caught COVID-19, and combined with my diabetes and COPD, it really hit me hard. I was very weak and I couldn’t trust my legs…

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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…

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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…

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Byford Heiniger

Former Paitent at Topeka Center

I had a stroke, and I lost the ability to walk. I couldn’t do the simplest things. I was totally dependent on others. I was…

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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…

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Carlos Guichardo

Former Patient at Triboro Center

My condition had gone from bad to worse. I was anemic—dizzy, tired and short of breath. My diabetes and high blood pressure contributed to my…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Casey Corrow

Former Patient at Warren Center

I have cirrhosis of the liver, I’m bipolar, and I have brain disease. I was having trouble with my balance—physically and mentally. I was so…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Christine Valdivia

Former Patient at Topeka Center

I was tired all the time, with muscle spasms and difficulty moving. I have multiple sclerosis, diabetes and problems with my heart. And then I…

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Christopher Cox

Former Patient at Topeka Center

A series of medical complications—all connected—have made life difficult for me. I have diabetes and, because of renal failure, I need dialysis. Some time ago…

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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…

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Colleen Hannon

Former Patient at Onondaga Center

I was in bad shape. I have multiple sclerosis, hypertension, and some issues with my brain. I have been on multiple drugs to deal with…

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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.…

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Darah Mason

Former Patient at Triboro Center

Many people don’t understand how debilitating arthritis can be. I feel the pain in all my joints, and not long ago my right knee completely…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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Ed Benham

Former Patient at Washington Center

I am in the early stages of dementia, and when I broke my foot and had to go to the hospital, I was both in…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Elise Maxwell

Former Patient at Triboro Center

I fell out of bed and broke my right arm. The pain was excruciating. St. Barnabas Hospital repaired the bone, but I was still in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Eugene Lawrence

Former Patient at Buffalo Center

My condition was bad and getting worse. I had blood clots in my legs; there was swelling, and it was extremely painful. I couldn’t function…

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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…

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Gail Faubel

Former Patient at Glens Falls Center

I was very sick with severe headaches, chest pain and difficulty breathing. The problem was high blood pressure combined with problems with my heart. 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Hebert Holmes

Former Patient at Bannister Center

My name is Hebert Holmes. I am a resident at Bannister Center. When I first came to Bannister Center both of my legs were failing…

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Hsa Eh Kler

Former Patient at Buffalo Center

I had a sudden severe headache, nausea, and then a lost consciousness. I woke up in the hospital to discover a blood vessel had burst…

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Hurtado Nery

Former Patient at Triboro Center

I have arthritis, which is hard enough, but my condition got much worse when I got cellulitis in my leg. The infection was so bad,…

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Irwin Katz

Former Patient at Brooklyn Center

I’ve lived in Brooklyn most of my life, and one of the things I love about it is that it’s a great place to walk.…

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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,…

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James Butner

Former Patient at Schecnectady Center

I’ve always been very active and alert. Surfing the Internet is one of my favorite activities. But a severe case of sepsis in my leg…

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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…

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James Perry

Former Patient at Washington Center

My health had gone from bad to worse. I have a history of alcohol abuse, and then one evening my son found me passed out…

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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,…

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Jeanine Winn

Former Patient at Glens Falls Center

I was really anxious and depressed—so much so, it affected me physically. I couldn’t sleep. I lost my appetite. I was so tired. I was…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Joyce Mulleedy

Former Patient At Glens Falls Center

I struggled with heart failure combined with a bad infection in my blood— what my doctor called sepsis. I was so week, I couldn’t even…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Kevin Moore

Former Patient at Boro Park Center

I have Multiple Sclerosis, and last year I experienced an attack—and my condition worsened. I lost my ability to walk and I was in a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lori Kelley

Former Patient at Onondaga Center

I am a very independent person. I want nothing more than to be home, taking care of myself and my pets. But when I took…

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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…

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Luis Salcedo

Beth Abraham Center

Due to complications from COVID-19, I was admitted to Bronx Lebanon Hospital. I was experiencing shortness of breath and knew that I needed immediate medical…

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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…

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Marcia Philips

Former Patient at Triboro Center

I have a serious problem with my weight. The medical term is morbidly obese. It sounds bad, and it is. My weight has definitely adversely…

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Mario Simoni

Former Patient at New Paltz Center

I had been discharged from Vassar Medical Brothers Hospital following a stroke. But there was no way I could go back home. It was very…

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Mark Buehler

Former Patient At Suffolk Center

I had a bad swelling on my back—an abscess—and the infection threatened to spread in my bloodstream. I was very unsteady and took a fall.…

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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…

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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…

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Nancy Pagan

Former Patient at Martine Center

I have chronic kidney disease, I’m legally blind, and when I took a bad fall, I was afraid I would never be able to take…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Patrick Sullivan

Former Patient at Washington Center

When I was discharged from the hospital, I had zero energy and I was getting weaker and weaker. It got to the point where I…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Rahman Muhammad

Former Patient at Triboro Center

I had been laid up in a hospital bed for weeks, and when it was time for me to be discharged it was clear that…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Robert Bechler

Carthage Center

First, I had a stroke, which led to a fall, breaking my hip. I was almost completely helpless. I couldn’t put any weight on my…

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Robert Jackman

Former Patient at Brooklyn Center

I have a form of lupus, which, as the doctors explained to me, is a condition where my immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. It…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sally Freeman

Former Patient at Essex Center

I got into a bad accident, which resulted in multiple rib fractures. I ended up in the hospital where I was treated for acute respiratory…

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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…

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Sean Barnes

Resident at Beth Abraham Center

My stay at Beth Abraham Center has been absolutely fabulous; the staff has been very helpful thus far and have provided a high-quality service. The…

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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.…

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Sheila Simon

Former Patient At Boro Park Center

I lost consciousness and didn’t even know that I had taken a fall. But the damage had been done: a broken pelvis, damage to my…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Tishea Durham

Former Patient at Buffalo Center

I have serious issues with my weight, with complications like diabetes, which led to several falls. I was afraid even to be lifted mechanically. I…

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Tracey Travis

Resident at Beth Abraham Center

I am delighted here at Beth Abraham Center. The staff is understanding and is always willing to help. Our daily activities are fun, inclusive, and…

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Utate Gabino

Former Patient at Triboro Center

My health has been an area of great concern over the last few years. I have colon cancer and high blood pressure, and early this…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Walter Cole

Former Patient at Carthage Center

I have congestive heart failure, and it was getting worse. I could barely function—unable to even bathe or dress on my own. I wasn’t sure…

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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…

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William Westedt

Former Patient at Delmar Center

I had a terrible foot infection, which, combined with my chronic lower back pain, made me immobile. My landlord came to my apartment and discovered…

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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…

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Yvette Williams

Resident at Beth Abraham Center

I like to be in Beth Abraham Center because the staff are very loving, caring, and nice; they treat me like family. Especially the recreation…

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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…

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Zoila Montesdeoca

Former Patient At Concord Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

I had been in and out of the hospital, being treated for cancer and a staph infection. At last I was discharged for my recovery…

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