[caption id="attachment_6195" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karen helps PATH patient Genevieve Conner, who successfully completed the program and was able to return home.[/caption]
During the month of October, we celebrate a very important part of our Fulton Presbyterian Manor family: our physical therapists! Karen Werdenhausen has been helping our residents improve and regain function for more than 11 years.
“Karen is a wonderful asset to us and our residents. She is very kind, passionate and shows a lot of love and care to our residents, no matter if they are here for just a short time or long term,” said Keri Edwards, administrative services director.
Social Services Director Donna Hunter had even more wonderful things to say about Karen.
“She is a caring, loving, wonderful person who would be an asset to any team she worked with. I’m thankful she has chosen us to be with throughout the years,” said Donna. “I take pride when I speak of ‘our’ therapy department, and Karen and the job she does is the reason. Not once but time and time again, you can see Karen’s care and concern for her patients is genuine and from the heart. She has a smile each and every day she is here. She connects with our residents in a special way, a truly lasting bond you don’t get often enough in senior care. Karen is one of those rare gifts. We have had several residents return home after going through our PATH program, and for one reason or another some have returned to us again for therapy. These people remember Karen and the connection she had with them. This is a testament to the quality of care and true compassion Karen provides while doing her job. She does a wonderful job and it shows. I am so proud of her and so happy to know her.”
Obviously, Karen enjoys her profession, and it shows in the way she treats patients and goes above and beyond to help them.
“I enjoy helping others get stronger and return to their prior level of function. I love being able hear the patient stories about their life and being able to bring a smile to their face each and every day,” said Karen.
When Karen’s not at Fulton Presbyterian Manor, you’ll find her spending time with her husband, Matt, and their four young children. She enjoys doing crafts and riding four-wheelers. Thank you, Karen, for all you do for our residents!