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Life Care Center of North Glendale helps trucker recover from cancer

Chris Simpson with Derek LeBlanc, physical therapist assistant

Christopher Simpson, a 56-year-old truck driver, started noticing worrying symptoms earlier in 2019 with numbness and pain in his lower spine and legs.

After several tests, he found out he had breast cancer with metastasis. He has undergone eight surgeries in the past year and has fought hard to recover from each one. ...

Life Care Center of North Glendale helps patient enjoy hobby again

Emmy Morel with Leslie Hughes, occupational therapist assistant

A few occupational therapy interventions at Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, recently made quite a difference for one of the facility’s long-term residents.

Emmy Morel is 77 years old and suffered a stroke more than six years ago which left her totally hemiplegic on her left side. She came to Life Care on April 26, 2019...

Life Care of North Glendale helps stroke survivor regain independence

Sidney Furney climbs the stairs with the help of Emily Tolkamp, physical therapist.

After having a stroke at the young age of 50, Sidney Furney came to Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 6, 2019, for recovery.

The stroke had impaired Furney’s left side, and when he was evaluated when he first arrived, he could only walk 60 feet with a platform walker with someone steadying him...

Life Care Center of North Glendale helps Long walk again

Jeanne Long practices walking with Derek LeBlanc, physical therapist assistant.

When Jeanne Long arrived at Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, on July 15, 2017, she had been struggling with pneumonitis, a non-infectious inflammation of the lungs.

“I had not walked in five months, and after going to the hospital, I was ready to give up,” said Long....