Read what others are saying about Arbor Nursing Center.
Patient Norman is a Pulmonary Therapist who worked many years at San Joaquin General Hospital and Lodi Memorial Hospital in the 70's. He is an All American Swimmer in the 100-yard Butterfly; with a time of 53.2! At the age of 18, Norman told us,
"I was still afraid of blood, so I took and passed the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) test to face my phobia. From there I had a wonderful career in the medical field, becoming a Pulmonary Therapist."
He adds: "I would like to thank my Therapists Eric, Mike, and Adam and the entire Nursing Staff at Arbor Nursing Center for their compassion and great care."
Physical and Occupational Therapy 7/4/13-7/19/13.
Balance: Poor, Walking: 50% to walk 30 feet, ADL's 50-75% mod-max assist
Balance: Good, Walking: 100 feet with CGA, ADL's 25% min-assist
- Norman C.
Gerald (or as he likes to be called Jerry) was admitted to Arbor Nursing Center on March 7, 2013. He had total left hip replacement surgery. Prior to his surgery, Jerry attended a Pre-Surgery Orthopedic class at Dameron Hospital. There he heard information from a representative from Arbor Nursing Center talking about their Therapy Dept. and the excellent outcomes they achieved. Originally Jerry had been told he would be going directly home after his surgery. Jerry has two large dogs at home and thought going to Arbor would be a wise decision, so that he would be stronger and have better balance prior to going home.
Jerry grew up in Washington State, and had a very successful career in the banking industry, working in San Francisco in the 60's. Having served time in the Marine Corps, Jerry has always been in good physical shape. For 15 years he played Upper 8 Division Racquetball. Being the aggressive player that he was, he repeatedly ran into the side walls of the court. This eventually would be the cause for his hip surgery. When Jerry started his Therapy Program at Arbor on March 8, 2013, he could ambulate 100 with pain level 3 out of 10. He needed assistance with toileting, dressing, and transferring. On the day of his discharge, Jerry could ambulate 300 feet, transfer, toilet, and balance, all with modified independence and pain level 0 out of 10. He is grateful to the nursing staff and his therapists Eric and Glenn for their support and dedication to his speedy recovery. Jerry discharged home to his wife Teeteva and 2 dogs on March 14, 2013.
- Gerald L. (Jerry)
Darlene was born in Richmond, California, and pretty much grew up in the small town of Crockett. She worked for Standard Oil in San Francisco. Darlene remembers walking to work from the Trolley station up Sutter St. 3 to 4 blocks in high heels. In those days the trolleys and buses used to travel on the bottom level of the Bay Bridge. One of Darlene's favorite memories: "Cruising the Esplanade" in Chico with her good friends.
Darlene was admitted to Arbor Nursing Center after being in Lodi Memorial Hospital for almost a week. When she arrived she was still very weak and tired. Darlene could only ambulate 20 feet, and tolerated only 15 minutes of activity with moderate shortness of breath. Darlene told us, "Erwin, my Therapist, was very encouraging and a good coach. He got me to work harder, when at times I didn't want to. Sometimes I would have therapy 7 days a week". When Darlene was discharged to home, she could tolerate over an hour of activity with much improved pain control and ambulate 100 feet.
- Darlene L.