After suffering a stroke, Twin Falls, Idaho, resident Jerry Engleman developed an intracranial hemorrhage, or brain bleed.
Engleman came to Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls on Dec. 22, 2018, for rehabilitation. He needed extensive assistance with getting dressed and moderate assistance with cognition, speech and bathing. He also needed some assistance with standing and sitting balance, bed mobility, getting in and out of bed and walking.
Physical therapy worked with Engleman on bed mobility, balance and transfers, while occupational therapy focused on activity pacing to conserve oxygen, as well as retraining him in self-care tasks. Speech therapy helped him with word finding and finding alternate ways to express himself if the right word wouldn’t come to mind.
“We were able to transition back to our home in less than a month, thanks to the caring staff at Bridgeview, following a stroke and subsequent infection,” said Engleman’s wife, Joyce. “The therapies that he received were crucial to his success.”
Engleman returned home on Jan. 16, 2019. He is now at a supervision level for his speech, walking, bed mobility, transfers and standing balance, and he needs minimal assistance with bathing and dressing.