February 27, 2020

Rehab Spotlight

Heart to Heart with Short-Term Resident Gladys Krieble

An independent 90-year-old who loves to cook, do word search puzzles and spend time with her three children, Gladys Krieble lived with one of her daughters in Telford prior to coming to Gwynedd Healthcare as a short-term resident.

Admitted from Grandview Hospital with a diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Gladys was unable to walk on her own but had a high level of physical functioning which helped to keep her motivated through her daily physical therapy and occupational therapy sessions. With help from her team of specialists, including her devoted therapist, Karie, they worked on a variety of breathing techniques, energy conservation and activity tolerance to gradually build up Gladys’ endurance and muscle training.

Full of determination, Gladys is now able to walk with the assistance of a walker and was recently discharged with helpful tips for staying safe at home. Gladys will continue to practice her breathing exercises to help conserve energy and complete tasks around the house without losing her breath.

“I really enjoyed my stay at Gwynedd and the food was great! I commend all the wonderful nurses, aides and staff who were so helpful to me.” - Gladys Krieble
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