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Garden Terrace at Overland Park helps patient recover from broken leg

Frances Miles works on computer exercises with Patricia Strohm, occupational therapist assistant

After a fall broke her leg, Frances Miles came to Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, for rehabilitation.

When Miles arrived on June 8, 2017, she was unable to put weight on her right leg, so she needed extensive assistance to get around, transfer from one surface to another, balance and take care of involved self-care tasks...

Rehab at Garden Terrace improves dementia patient’s quality of life

Frances DiGeorge

Rehabilitation can truly help some dementia patients live a better quality of life.

Frances DiGeorge, 94, is one of these patients. Diagnosed with vascular dementia, her decline in cognition stemmed from a lack of blood to her brain. She had been living at a different nursing home but had declined not only cognitively but also physically....

Dr. Bruce Hodges wins Life Care Centers of America’s Heritage Award

Dr. Bruce Hodges, nursing home specialist

Life Care Centers of America recently presented Dr. Bruce Hodges, nursing home specialist at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, with its Heritage Award.

The award was given on March 16, 2017, during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It recognizes contributions to the advancement of the art of healing, career achievement and service as an example of dedication to patients.

Get to know our social services staff

Left to right: Marquette Wagner, assistant director of social services; Susan Hocker, director of social services (first floor); and Lindy Griffith, director of social services (second floor)

March is Social Work Month, and at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, our social services associates play a vital role in our residents’ lives.

Garden Terrace at Overland Park helps man recover from falls

Darrell Cox with Jaime Renz, physical therapist assistant

Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, was recently able to help a gentleman who had declined beyond what his wife was able to help him with.

Darrell Cox came to the facility on Oct. 28, 2016, after having four falls within a few months. He needed extensive assistance with bathing and cognition, and he needed moderate assistance with getting dressed and grooming, as well as speaking....

Whatever It Takes And Then Some – December 2016 winners

Santa sign

Peggy Graves, licensed practical nurse at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, has a friend who works as a Santa at a Christmas tree farm, and Graves brought him in to visit the residents in costume. She bought a gift for each of her 28 residents to open at the Christmas party.

Guests meet nursing leaders at open house

Christy Burns, director of nursing (left) and Jennifer Plumberg, assistant director of nursing (right)

Garden Terrace at Overland Park introduced community members and residents’ families to our new nursing leaders at a Meet-and-Greet on Jan. 24, 2017. 

Guests got to visit with our new director of nursing, Christy Burns, and assistant director of nursing, Jennifer Plumberg, as well as enjoy refreshments and tour the building.

Here is a little bit about them...

Garden Terrace at Overland Park participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Christina Smith, admissions director, and Jennifer Hutzell, community relations director at the facility’s information booth.

Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 2, 2016.

A total of 4,391 people participated in the event, and the facility’s team, “The Garden Party Crew,” consisted of 67 members, including associates, residents and family members.

Garden Terrace at Overland Park helps patient recover from pneumonia

Kurt Hoffman

Kurt Hoffman was weakened from a bout with pneumonia when he arrived at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, on July 21, 2016.

Hoffman needed moderate assistance with bathing and some assistance with walking, transferring from one surface to another, standing, sitting and getting dressed. He had some trouble communicating and swallowing as well.

Garden Terrace Overland Park helps Fegley recover from colon surgery

Betty Fegley with Lauren Ray, physical therapist assistant

After Betty Fegley had colon surgery, she needed rehabilitation before she could go home to her husband, Didrick.

She had also fallen at the hospital, and she was at high risk of falling again. On Aug. 18, 2016, Fegley arrived at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas.