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Nursing Care and the Rehabilitation Center at
Hartsfield Village, with therapists (left to right)
Chrys Lopez, Aubrey DeBoer and Katherine
Knight, helped Fred Klooster learn to walk again
after a fall that fractured his back.

vice president Post-Acute Services,
Community Healthcare System and
executive director, Hartsfield Village.
When Klooster was finished
with his inpatient rehabilitation
at Community Hospital, he was
transferred to Hartsfield Village's
Rehabilitation Center for more intensive therapy. Hartsfield's rehabilitation
program brings exercise and education
together with counseling and constant
monitoring to help individuals improve
and maintain a healthier, more productive quality of life. Rehabilitative care
at Hartsfield has received the gold seal
from the Joint Commission with postacute care certification. The Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid also have given
the Rehabilitation Center a five-star
deficiency-free rating.
"Because Fred was just across the
way, I could see him every day and see
how he was progressing," Guelda says.
The Rehabilitation Center has private
and semi-private rooms with flat-screen
TVs; 24-hour nursing care; individualized care planning; physical, occupational and speech therapies; medication
management; pain management; meals
to meet specific dietary and therapeutic
needs including oral supplemental diets;
regular nutritional assessments from
a registered dietitian; spacious dining
room and a bistro for alternative dining
options. There are also meeting rooms
for residents and guests; daily housekeeping and laundry; daily recreational
activities and weekly live entertainment,
salon services and much more.
"Our main focus was to get Fred up
and walking again as soon as possible,"
explains physical therapist Aubrey
DeBoer. "He is a very active man and

we made sure he was retaining a neutral
spine while exercising so he wouldn't
reinjure his back. We worked on posture
and balance."
Care at Hartsfield Village
Rehabilitation focuses on serving the
differing clinical needs of residents
and patients.
Occupational therapist Katherine
Knight says, "Fred could not bend, twist
or lift more than 10 pounds. So as part of
occupational therapy, we taught him how
to get dressed, use the bathroom and
get out of bed: tasks of everyday living.
Every 10 days we wrote a progress note.
We reevaluated all of his short- and longterm goals and upgraded them appropriately as we saw him making progress.
Once his short-term goal met his longterm goal, he was ready to go home."
"It is so nice to see our patients who
have gone home come back to visit looking and feeling great!" says occupational
therapist Chrys Lopez, who also worked
to get Fred moving again.
"They were very insistent, ordering
me around, but I couldn't have done
it without the team of professionals at
Hartsfield Village," says Fred. "It's been
wonderful here and we recommend this
place to everyone we know. We expect
to see them all here at Hartsfield... it is
just a matter of time." ■

Fred and Guelda Klooster knew they made the right
decision about moving to Hartsfield Village well
before Fred needed rehabilitative care.

WEBSITE

Continuing Care
Hartsfield Village offers rehabilitative care on an inpatient
basis. Find out how Hartsfield's
continuing care community
can enhance health and well
being for your loved one. Visit
hartsfieldvillage.com or call
219-934-0750.

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