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Life Care Center of Escondido helps pneumonia patient regain strength

Olga Arnold with Jacob Maldonado, physical therapist assistant student

Olga Arnold came to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, on Feb. 25, 2019, from her assisted living facility, Brookdale.

Arnold was diagnosed with pneumonia just two weeks after moving to Brookdale, and the condition resulted in hospitalization...

Life Care announces 2018 Steps Contest winners

On Feb. 1, 2019, Life Care Centers of America announced the winners of its 2018 Step Contest.

Life Care sponsors an annual wellness program in which associates in every skilled nursing and rehab center, as well as its corporate offices and affiliated Century Park independent living...

Life Care Center of Escondido gets patient back on track

Davis with her therapists.

On Sept. 8, 2018, Nancy Davis was admitted to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, after undergoing a lumbosacral fusion, iliac screw replacement, and T9 kyphoplasty.

Prior to her admission, she underwent a back surgery in May 2018 and was placed at a skilled nursing facility close to her home. Unfortunately, Davis experienced several falls during her stay there which caused her to reinjure her back...

Life Care Center of Escondido helps woman recover from brain injury

Left to right: Cindy Ballew, physical therapist assistant; Linda Romero; and Gilbert Rodrigo, PTA student

Linda Romero came to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, on June 4, 2018, after surgery for a traumatic brain injury caused by a fall at home.

While at the hospital, Romero was infected with clostridium difficile and was treated with antibiotics, which caused her to be more debilitated and weak...

Life Care Center of Escondido helps amputee gain new lease on life

Left to right: Oliver Bartolay, physical therapist; Florante Noble, director of rehab; Perry Nickle; Jyoti Dhumale, occupational therapist; Trung Nguyen, PT student; and Cindy Ballew, physical therapist assistant

Perry Nickle was admitted to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, after several hospitalizations due to a left below-the-knee amputation caused by osteomyelitis and subsequent stump infection.

Before the amputation, Nickle lived alone and functioned independently without the use of an assistive device. The surgery and infections resulted in lengthy hospital stays that reduced his ability to perform regular daily activities...

Life Care of Escondido helps Alzheimer’s patient recover mobility

Teruko Lund with physical therapist assistants Ilian Sandoval, left, and Cindy Ballew

On April 8, 2018, Teruko Lund, an 82-year-old diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, came to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, from acute care after a right total hip replacement.

The surgery was performed due to avascular necrosis of the right femoral head that led to osteoarthritis after a failed screw fixation four years ago....

Spinal fracture can’t keep Life Care Center of Escondido patient down

Left to right: Florante Noble, director of rehab; Robelyn Tawn, occupational therapist; Marina Merino-Soriano; Neil Catudio, physical therapist; and Angela Sandoval, physical therapy student

On Oct. 18, 2017, Marina Merino-Soriano arrived at Life Care Center of Escondido, California, following a surgical procedure to repair a vertebral compression fracture that occurred from a recent fall.

Merino-Soriano had previously experienced a cerebellar stroke in 2010 that had affected her balance and coordination...

Life Care Center of Escondido helps amputee regain independence

Carlos Chavez on the steps, surrounded by his care team

On April 30, 2017, Carlos Chavez, a 73-year-old patient, arrived at Life Care Center of Escondido, California, for skilled nursing and rehabilitation needs after undergoing a left below-the-knee amputation due to foot gangrene.

Chavez came to the facility with a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (better known as MRSA) infection and was on dialysis three times a week....

Life Care Center of Escondido hosts an educational field trip

Students and faculty with associates

On May 7, 2017, the physical therapy department of Life Care Center of Escondido, California, headed by Florante Noble, director of rehabilitation, and physical therapists Oliver Bartolay and Neil Catudio, hosted an educational field trip for Concorde College of San Diego as part of their wound class...