Success Stories


Edna

Knew She was in Great Hands

Edna lived in a nursing home, and when she was found experiencing seizure-like activity she was rushed to the hospital. Physicians were unable to determine what caused the onset of the seizures and she started to receive medication and supplemental oxygen through a Bi-PAP device. Edna was then transferred to Kindred Hospital New Jersey – Wayne to receive respiratory therapy and rehabilitation.

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Clifton

Kindred and the great people there helped to ease me back into the general world

Clifton is a retired veteran and professor whose hobbies include learning more about his heritage, writing and following politics. Although he is a below-the-knee amputee, Clifton lives independently and enjoyed participating in the activities of normal life until he began experiencing severe swelling throughout his body and feeling extremely weak. At the hospital he was diagnosed with acute chronic kidney disease and heart failure and he began treatment with medication to stabilize his condition.

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John

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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Mr. N

Great Strides Toward Recovery

Mr. N, 54, came to Kindred Hospital in January 2009 after a bad bout of pneumonia had sent him into acute respiratory failure. He arrived at Kindred after treatment at a local short-term acute care hospital left him on a ventilator for two months. Mr. N had lived for 13 years at home under tracheostomy home care and nocturnal ventilation, requiring an oxygen level of 40 percent.

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