Success Stories


"You’re in good hands here."

Cullein has had a long history of illness due to a rare blood disease that required frequent transfusions and constant monitoring. Prior to July 2019, he had been living at home and managing his condition until he developed additional complications and respiratory failure.

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"Their support really helped me understand that I was going to be okay."

Robert is a heavy equipment operator who began to develop a cough that progressively got worse until he had to be admitted to a hospital where he was diagnosed to be suffering from acute respiratory failure, pneumonia and a septic infection. He was placed on a ventilator, started on a course of IV antibiotics and remained at the acute care facility for two weeks. Then he was taken off the ventilator and was able to be transferred to Kindred Hospital Los Angeles for respiratory therapy and rehabilitation.

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"Everyone Worked Together."

John was working on his farm. He hopped off his tractor to shut a gate and his tractor kept moving. “I tried to jump on it, like a dummy, and fell,” John said. “The tractor ran over me.” 

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Recovery Despite Complications

Vicenta, 86, was admitted to a short-term acute care hospital on January 31 for abdominal pain. Prior to this, she was independent at home with her family. After a lap cholecystectomy, she could not be extubated. She suffered multiple complications of surgery including a small bowel obstruction, pleural effusion and atrial fibrillation, and an irregular heart rhythm. She was weaning from the ventilator for approximately two hours a day but was not progressing prior to admission to Kindred Hospital.

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