Sepsis, a serious infection, had left Arlie Bolling unable to walk or bathe himself.
Thankfully, rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, was able to help Bolling turn his situation around.
Bolling came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Oct. 12, 2017, and began physical and occupational therapies six days a week. Physical therapy worked with him on strengthening exercises, often using the Omnicycle™ and NuStep® exercise machines to help him work out his full body while seated. Occupational therapy used positioning to help him get into a more upright position and focused on increasing his functional self-care abilities.
“Mr. Bolling worked hard and pushed through with his goal always being to return home to his wife,” said Regina Diehl, director of rehab. “It was our pleasure to help him achieve that goal.”
Bolling returned home on Nov. 14. He was fully independent, able to groom himself, bathe, get dressed, manage household affairs and balance well. He could transfer independently and walk with supervision.