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McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Rehab patients returns home

McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patient returns home for Thanksgiving

Published on Nov 22, 2021

Cathy Noe is currently a patient at McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She is a lifetime resident of McDowell County, and Cathy came to our center following an acute illness that resulted in a lower extremity amputation, extensive wounds, and other comorbidities requiring skilled therapy and nursing care.

At first, Cathy struggled with adjusting to life in the center and required “lots of encouragement from you girls (therapy staff) and my little Tasha,” (a close neighbor and certified nursing assistant at the center). 

McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patient rehabs to home

Cathy shared with therapy staff the encouraging words that her friend Tasha gave to her in a card that read “whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” Cathy said that those words from her close friend that really pushed her to begin doing therapy again and get a prosthetic to return home.

During her stay at McDowell N&RC, Cathy has overcome so many obstacles that posed a threat to her successful return home. She has beat extensive wounds, gained knowledge and independence with a prosthetic lower extremity and battled COVID-19 during an outbreak at the center. 

Cathy is truly an inspiration to those lucky enough to work with and know her. Cathy discharge is set up and she's ready to go home this week just in time for Thanksgiving.

The Lifetree Therapy team at McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation have always exemplified excellence in the delivery of highly skilled, leading edge rehabilitation services," said Lifetree Therapy Regional Director Matthew Campbell. "With compassion, they tailor care to the individual while exercising professional quality. Successes like these take teamwork, which is why patients and families in McDowell County, and the surrounding region, choose us for their post-acute care needs."