Mr. Carroll Alford came to Carrington Place of Springhill for physical, occupational and speech therapy after undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery as well as valve replacement in his heart. He began his journey with Therapy Center on March 7, 2017 and was discharged back to home on March 17, 2017 after two weeks of intense therapy.
“Mr. Alford had a lifelong love of all things sports. He especially loved anything LSU and college basketball. He had a goal to be home before the college basketball championship tournament March Madness. He also had a great deal of responsibility at home. Due to a family member’s medical issues he was the main caretaker of the home and needed to get as strong as possible in order to return home and resume his role as primary caretaker,” says Lisa D., physical therapist at Carrington Place.
Initially upon arrival to Carrington Place, Mr. Alford required assistance with all activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and ambulation. He was only able to stand for short periods of time. He had poor endurance and was limited by surgery precautions. By discharge Mr. Alford was independent with all mobility and most activities of daily of living. Mr. Alford continued with outpatient physical therapy and is doing very well at home with improved endurance and increased activity tolerance.
Mr. Alford is now home with his wife and has returned to his duties at home as the primary caretaker. When asked why he was so successful with therapy he responded, “Therapy has helped me get my strength back! I now can ride the stationary bike for 30 minutes.”
Well done Mr. Carroll Alford. Our therapy team at wishes you continued health and happiness!
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