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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...

 

Life Care Center of Escondido resident featured in national magazine

Richard Howell

Richard Howell based his entire career on lies. He wasn’t telling them, however – he was detecting them.

Howell’s life story is featured in the recently released 2015 edition of Life Care LEADER magazine, a publication of Life Care Centers of America.