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Life Care Center of McMinnville helps Muns recover from sudden illness

Left to right: Mark Bzik, physical therapist; Ray Muns; Bethany Kleiber, physical therapist; Sylvia Muns, wife

When Ray Muns came to the emergency room complaining of sudden abdominal pain and pain in his right shoulder, he was diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm and hemoperitoneum extending throughout his peritoneal cavity...

Life Care of McMinnville helps man recover from sepsis, amputations

Raymond Leatham and his wife, Kathleen

Carlton, Oregon, resident Raymond Leatham is back home again after dealing with sepsis and two toe amputations, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon.

When Leatham arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on May 24, 2018, he was very weak and had decreased cognitive awareness...

Green family shares experience at Life Care Center of McMinnville

Martin and Laura Green

Associates at skilled nursing and rehab facilities love to see the results of their work as patients regain function under their care.

Every now and then, a family shares a letter thanking them for their assistance, and such was the case for the Green family....

Fall & sepsis patient regains function at Life Care of McMinnville

“Therapy is very good. Twice a day, seven days a week helped tremendously.”

Rehabilitation at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, was a game changer for Jack Morrison.

Morrison had fallen at home and bruised his back, and unfortunately, he did not bounce back right away. In fact, he developed sepsis (an infection in the bloodstream) and became very weak....

Life Care Center of McMinnville helps stroke patient return home

Frederick Hisaw works on home skills with Heidi Park, occupational therapist assistant

Frederick Hisaw’s wife found him on the floor of his bathroom after having a stroke.

An ambulance took Hisaw to the hospital, where he was treated. On May 28, 2017, he came to Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, to begin his rehabilitation....

Life Care Center of McMinnville nurse reaches 15-year aim to become RN

Bethany Selsor, RN

On March 9, 2017, Bethany Selsor, a nurse at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, received the reward she had been working toward for 15 years – she officially became an RN.

Selsor decided she wanted to become a registered nurse 20 years ago, when she saw a TV special on abuse in nursing homes. She felt inspired to do something about the problem by becoming a nurse....

Life Care Center of McMinnville helps stroke patient regain function

Ken Patocka came to Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, for rehabilitation after having a stroke.

When he arrived on May 11, 2016, Patocka could not walk because of the way the stroke had weakened his left side. It had also impacted his ability to take care of himself, speak and eat. He needed two people to help him with his self-care tasks, and he could only tolerate 5 minutes of physical activity at a time.

Three Life Care Center of McMinnville associates wound care certified

Amy Asato, director of nursing; Kadie Lee, resident care manager; and Zo Tewksbury, physical therapist

On July 11, 2016, three associates from Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, passed the Wound Treatment Associate exam and became wound care certified

Amy Asato, director of nursing; Kadie Lee, resident care manager; and Zo Tewksbury, physical therapist, all underwent training in the WTA program, which parent company Life Care Centers of America uses for training associates nationwide in wound care.