Sydney Castines is a college student at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. While driving back to campus one day, she was in a terrible car accident. She suffered several fractures along her dominant right side, including her right arm and leg, and three pelvic fractures…

Susan fell and suffered four fractures to her pelvis. She experienced excruciating pain, causing the inability to walk…

John knew he needed inpatient rehab after his stroke before he could safely return home.

Following a stroke, John Brown admitted to Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital for inpatient stroke rehab.

The 68-year-old from Abbeville, SC, arrived at GRRH experiencing significant deficits. “With my left side being so weak, I couldn’t walk or get dressed on my own,” John recalled. “And the worst part of my stroke was how it affected my ability to speak and swallow.”

“I knew going home wasn’t my best option,” John added, sharing why he chose GRRH for his recovery.

After two weeks of inpatient rehabilitation, John’s capabilities improved by leaps and bounds. He can now walk up to 150 feet with a rolling walker, dress with minimal assistance, and eat independently with thickened liquids.

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Margaret chose GRRH to restore her independence after several falls at home

An 86-year-old Greenwood native, Margaret Mason turned to Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital after falling at home several times. Margaret is a mother of five children and has several grandchildren. Before her retirement, Margaret served her community by working at Greenwood Memorial Gardens for several years.

Margaret knew GRRH was the place to be, having been a patient at the rehabilitation hospital once before. “Each of my times here have been very enjoyable,” she stated. Weakness and imbalance caused the falls that led to Margaret’s most recent stay. “I just couldn’t continue to manage on my own at home, in my current state, and I knew I needed help. GRRH was my first choice, and I am glad I made it!” Margaret added that the staff at GRRH is “very friendly and professional.”

Having completed her inpatient rehab stay, Margaret is now able to walk much further, with improved balance and endurance. “I no longer have this huge fear that I am going to fall,” she said. “I am looking forward to getting back to my soaps on TV.”

James chose GRRH for his recovery because of the hospital’s certification in stroke rehabilitation

James Crawford is a member of the local community, residing in Abbeville, South Carolina. James is married with two children. A former employee of Schneider Electric, James has enjoyed his retirement. “What I find the most relaxing since retirement is working in the yard,” he shared.

“I was completely blindsided when I was told I suffered a stroke,” James said.

After the stroke, James experienced significant left-sided weakness and was unable to walk. He knew he needed rehabilitation but wanted to take care in choosing the best facility. “My deciding factor in choosing Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital was the stroke certification,” James said, referring to GRRH’s disease-specific certification for stroke rehabilitation received from The Joint Commission. “Looking back, I’m glad I made the decision to come.”

Having completed his inpatient rehabilitation stay, James can now stand again and walk with a walker. Additionally, he’s regained much of his independence with daily activities. “My goal is to get back to the yard work I love,” James said. “It was a challenging but fruitful experience. The therapy and nursing staff are wonderful!”

John Massey knew he needed help before he could safely return home following an extended hospital stay.

“Working in textiles all my life, I have always been in pretty good shape. I never thought I would end up in a hospital.”

However, that’s what happened to John Massey, a 74-year-old gentleman from the Donald’s-Abbeville area. John underwent heart surgery due to complications and had an extended hospital stay. That extended hospitalization left John extremely weak.

“When it was time for me to leave the hospital, I knew that I wasn’t ready,” John recalled. “I had so much weakness in my legs and almost no endurance. I did not feel safe going home.”

John chose to admit to Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital for intensive inpatient therapy to regain his strength and independence.

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John Slappy knew he needed help regaining his function after a stroke, and chose GRRH to help

Before his stroke, John Slappy was an active member of our local community. Unfortunately, the stroke significantly limited John’s abilities. At home, John was weak, lacked balance, and could barely walk 25 feet. He fell often and struggled to accomplish everyday tasks.

To regain his function and independence, John needed medical rehabilitation. He chose Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital to help him overcome this challenge.

“I didn’t want to leave home, but I knew I couldn’t continue down my current path,” John shared. “I’m glad I decided to come.”

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Andy was initially unsure about inpatient rehab. But he’s so thankful his wife convinced him to admit to GRRH.

Andy Bell’s journey has been one filled with trials and tribulations.

Years ago, Andy had a tracheostomy placed due to a respiratory issue. More recently, he faced a significant bout with COVID-19. Though he’s had his share of setbacks, Andy never even thought about giving up.

“I have worked my whole life and have always been able to take care of myself,” Andy reflected. “We never expect it to be us in the hospital bed.”

To regain his function and independence following COVID-19, Andy admitted to Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. At GRRH, Andy completed intensive inpatient therapy to address the virus’s effects on his body.

But that was a decision Andy needed some help making. “I was wary about rehab, but my loving wife helped persuade me.”

“Honestly, it was one of the best decisions I could have made for my care.”

“It took a lot of hard work, prayer, and a dedicated team to get me to where I am today,” Andy said gratefully. “I came into the rehabilitation hospital in a wheelchair, and I can proudly say I’m leaving on my own two feet!”

Initially against inpatient rehab, David now considers it one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

David Brannon didn’t want to go to a rehabilitation hospital. But after an inpatient stay at Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, he’s become a serious advocate for intensive therapy.

A pleasant gentleman, David arrived at GRRH with significant deficiencies in his strength, endurance, and overall health. Initially, he could barely walk four feet. But his hard work and determination, paired with the clinical excellence of the GRRH staff, led to substantial improvements during his stay.

“I couldn’t even stand,” David reflected. “I had to learn how to walk again. The therapy staff here at GRRH have literally been here with me every step of the way.”

David is quite glad he chose to admit to GRRH for rehabilitation. “Before, I was so against rehab, but it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was skeptical at first, but since coming here, I would highly recommend GRRH to anyone who may need their services.”

When he discharged from GRRH, David could ambulate over 100 feet with a rolling walker and even gained the ability to walk up and down four steps of stairs.

David left with a note of thanks. “The therapy staff were phenomenal! I would like to personally thank Rebecca, Amy, Jenna, and Laurie for all their help, patience, and encouragement.”

Donna required intensive rehabilitation before she could safely return home.

A dedicated mother and wife, Donna Ek had a lot to fight for when she contracted COVID-19. And she faced quite the strenuous battle with the virus.

After an extended hospitalization, Donna admitted to Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital with significant challenges. She arrived requiring 5-6L of oxygen, had no endurance, and experience shortness of breath with any type of exertion. For Donna, even getting dressed was a battle at times.

But Donna was in the right place and had the right mindset. Thanks to her individual efforts and the help of GRRH’s dedicated staff and doctors, Donna made significant progress in her recovery.

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